New American Standard Bible
"He hews out channels through the rocks, And his eye sees anything precious.
King James Bible
He cutteth out rivers among the rocks; and his eye seeth every precious thing.
Darby Bible Translation
He cutteth out channels in the rocks, and his eye seeth every precious thing.
World English Bible
He cuts out channels among the rocks. His eye sees every precious thing.
Young's Literal Translation
Among rocks, brooks he hath cleaved, And every precious thing hath his eye seen.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
He cutteth out rivers among the rocks - That is, in his operations of mining, he cuts channels for the water to flow off through the rocks. This was done, as it is now, for the purpose of drawing off the water that accumulates in mines.
His eye seeth every precious thing - Every valuable mineral or precious stone that lies imbedded in the rocks. It is evident from this, that mining operations were carried to a considerable extent in the time of Job. The art of thus penetrating the earth, and laying open its secret treasures, indicate an advanced stage of society - a stage much removed from barbarism.
LibraryDays of Conflict
As the condition of the people began to open to His mind, He saw that the requirements of society and the requirements of God were in constant collision. Men were departing from the word of God, and exalting theories of their own invention. They were observing traditional rites that possessed no virtue. Their service was a mere round of ceremonies; the sacred truths it was designed to teach were hidden from the worshipers. He saw that in their faithless services they found no peace. They did not …
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"He puts his hand on the flint; He overturns the mountains at the base.
"He dams up the streams from flowing, And what is hidden he brings out to the light.
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