New International Version
The earth, from which food comes, is transformed below as by fire;
King James Bible
As for the earth, out of it cometh bread: and under it is turned up as it were fire.
Darby Bible Translation
As for the earth, out of it cometh bread, and underneath it is turned up as by fire;
World English Bible
As for the earth, out of it comes bread; Underneath it is turned up as it were by fire.
Young's Literal Translation
The earth! from it cometh forth bread, And its under-part is turned like fire.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The earth, out of it cometh bread - Or the earth, ממנה mimmennah, from itself, by its own vegetative power, it sends out bread, or the corn of which bread is made.
And under it is turned up as it were fire - It seems as if this referred to some combustible fossil, similar to our stone coal, which was dug up out of the earth in some places of Arabia. The Chaldee gives a translation, conformable to a very ancient opinion, which supposed the center of the earth to be a vast fire, and the place called hell. "The earth from which food proceeds, and under which is gehenna, whose cold snow is converted into the likeness of fire; and the garden of Eden, which is the place whose stones are sapphires," etc. The Vulgate has, "The land from which bread has been produced has been destroyed by fire." If this be the meaning of the original, there is probably an allusion to the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah; and the seventh and eighth verses may be supposed to refer to that catastrophe, there being no place left tangible or visible where those cities once stood: neither fowl nor beast could discern a path there, the whole land being covered with the lake Asphaltites.
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Far from human dwellings they cut a shaft, in places untouched by human feet; far from other people they dangle and sway.
lapis lazuli comes from its rocks, and its dust contains nuggets of gold.
He makes grass grow for the cattle, and plants for people to cultivate-- bringing forth food from the earth:
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