Job 28:1-11 NIV

1 "There is a mine for silver and a place where gold is refined.1

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2 Iron is taken from the earth, and copper is smelted from ore.2

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3 Man puts an end to the darkness;3 he searches the farthest recesses for ore in the blackest darkness.4

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4 Far from where people dwell he cuts a shaft,5 in places forgotten by the foot of man; far from men he dangles and sways.

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5 The earth, from which food comes,6 is transformed below as by fire;

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6 sapphiresa7 come from its rocks, and its dust contains nuggets of gold.8

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    • a 28:6 - Or "lapis lazuli "; also in verse 16
      7 No bird of prey knows that hidden path, no falcon's eye has seen it.9

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          8 Proud beasts10 do not set foot on it, and no lion prowls there.11

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          9 Man's hand assaults the flinty rock12 and lays bare the roots of the mountains.13

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          10 He tunnels through the rock;14 his eyes see all its treasures.15

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              11 He searchesb the sources of the rivers16 and brings hidden things17 to light.

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                • b 28:11 - Septuagint, Aquila and Vulgate; Hebrew "He dams up"