New International Version
I will make people scarcer than pure gold, more rare than the gold of Ophir.
King James Bible
I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir.
Darby Bible Translation
I will make a man more precious than fine gold, even man than the gold of Ophir.
World English Bible
I will make people more rare than fine gold, even a person than the pure gold of Ophir.
Young's Literal Translation
I make man more rare than fine gold, And a common man than pure gold of Ophir.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I will make a man more precious than fine gold-wedge of Ophir - The Medes and Persians will not be satisfied with the spoils of the Babylonians. They seek either to destroy or enslave them; and they will accept no ransom for any man - either for אנוש enosh, the poor man, or for אדם adam, the more honorable person. All must fall by the sword, or go into captivity together; for the Medes, (Isaiah 13:17), regard not silver, and delight not in gold.
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'I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them.'--ISAIAH xiii. 16. The grand stormy verses before these words, with all their dread array of natural convulsions, have one object--the tender guidance promised in the text. So we have the combination of terror and love, the blending in the divine government of terrible …
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"If So be that the Spirit of God Dwell in You. Now if any Man have not the Spirit of Christ, He is None of His. "
1 Kings 9:28
They sailed to Ophir and brought back 420 talents of gold, which they delivered to King Solomon.
It cannot be bought with the gold of Ophir, with precious onyx or lapis lazuli.
Daughters of kings are among your honored women; at your right hand is the royal bride in gold of Ophir.
In that day seven women will take hold of one man and say, "We will eat our own food and provide our own clothes; only let us be called by your name. Take away our disgrace!"
Then I said, "For how long, Lord?" And he answered: "Until the cities lie ruined and without inhabitant, until the houses are left deserted and the fields ruined and ravaged,
until the LORD has sent everyone far away and the land is utterly forsaken.
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