New International Version
Iron is taken from the earth, and copper is smelted from ore.
King James Bible
Iron is taken out of the earth, and brass is molten out of the stone.
Darby Bible Translation
Iron is taken out of the dust, and copper is molten out of the stone.
World English Bible
Iron is taken out of the earth, and copper is smelted out of the ore.
Young's Literal Translation
Iron from the dust is taken, And from the firm stone brass.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Iron is taken out of the earth - This most useful metal is hidden under the earth, and men have found out the method of separating it from its ore.
Brass is molten out of the stone - As brass is a factitious metal, copper must be the meaning of the Hebrew word נחושה nechusah: literally, the stone is poured out for brass. If we retain the common translation, perhaps the process of making brass may be that to which Job refers; for this metal is formed from copper melted with the stone calamine; and thus the stone is poured out to make brass.
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