Job 28:1-10 NIV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 "There is a mine for silver and a place where gold is refined. 1 "There is a mine for silver and a place where gold is refined.
2 Iron is taken from the earth, and copper is smelted from ore. 2 Iron is taken from the earth, and copper is smelted from ore.
3 Man puts an end to the darkness; he searches the farthest recesses for ore in the blackest darkness. 3 Man puts an end to the darkness; he searches the farthest recesses for ore in the blackest darkness.
4 Far from where people dwell he cuts a shaft, in places forgotten by the foot of man; far from men he dangles and sways. 4 Far from where people dwell he cuts a shaft, in places forgotten by the foot of man; far from men he dangles and sways.
5 The earth, from which food comes, is transformed below as by fire; 5 The earth, from which food comes, is transformed below as by fire;
6 sapphires come from its rocks, and its dust contains nuggets of gold. 6 sapphires come from its rocks, and its dust contains nuggets of gold.
7 No bird of prey knows that hidden path, no falcon's eye has seen it. 7 No bird of prey knows that hidden path, no falcon's eye has seen it.
8 Proud beasts do not set foot on it, and no lion prowls there. 8 Proud beasts do not set foot on it, and no lion prowls there.
9 Man's hand assaults the flinty rock and lays bare the roots of the mountains. 9 Man's hand assaults the flinty rock and lays bare the roots of the mountains.
10 He tunnels through the rock; his eyes see all its treasures. 10 He tunnels through the rock; his eyes see all its treasures.