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Bible Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Job 28

Overview

Job 28:1, There is a knowledge of natural things; Job 28:12, But wisdom is an excellent gift of God.

Verse 1

vein: or, mine

the silver: Genesis 2:11, Genesis 2:12, Genesis 23:15, Genesis 24:22, 1 Kings 7:48-50, 1 Kings 10:21, 1 Chronicles 29:2-5

where they fine it: Psalms 12:6, Proverbs 17:3, Proverbs 27:21, Isaiah 48:10, Zechariah 13:9, Malachi 3:2, Malachi 3:3, 1 Peter 1:7

Verse 2

Iron: Genesis 4:22, Numbers 31:22, Deuteronomy 8:9, 1 Chronicles 22:14

earth: or, dust

Reciprocal: Exodus 25:3 - brass

Verse 3

searcheth: Proverbs 2:4, Ecclesiastes 1:13, Habakkuk 2:13, Matthew 6:33, Luke 16:8

the stones: Job 10:21, Job 10:22, Job 12:22, Job 38:16, Job 38:17

Reciprocal: Job 3:5 - the shadow

Verse 4

Reciprocal: Genesis 7:11 - all

Verse 5

out of it: Genesis 1:11, Genesis 1:12, Genesis 1:29, Psalms 104:14, Psalms 104:15, Isaiah 28:25-29

fire: Ezekiel 28:13, Ezekiel 28:14

Verse 6

sapphires: Job 28:16, Exodus 24:10, Song of Solomon 5:14, Isaiah 54:11, Revelation 21:19

dust of gold: or, gold ore

Reciprocal: Exodus 28:18 - sapphire

Verse 7

a path: Job 28:21-23, Job 11:6, Job 38:19, Job 38:24, Romans 11:33

Reciprocal: Leviticus 11:13 - the eagle

Verse 8

Reciprocal: Proverbs 2:7 - layeth

Verse 9

rock: or, flint

he overturneth: Nahum 1:4-6

Reciprocal: Job 9:5 - removeth

Verse 10

every precious thing: Proverbs 14:23, Proverbs 24:4, Habakkuk 3:9

Verse 11

bindeth: Job 26:8, Isaiah 37:25, Isaiah 44:27

overflowing: Heb. weeping

and the thing: Isaiah 45:2, Isaiah 45:3, 1 Corinthians 4:5

Reciprocal: Job 41:5 - bind

Verse 12

Job 28:20, Job 28:28, 1 Kings 3:9, Psalms 51:6, Proverbs 2:4-6, Proverbs 3:19, Ecclesiastes 7:23-25, 1 Corinthians 1:19, 1 Corinthians 1:20, Colossians 2:3, James 1:5, James 1:17

Reciprocal: Job 36:3 - fetch Proverbs 20:15 - but Proverbs 23:23 - Buy Ecclesiastes 7:24 - General James 3:17 - the wisdom

Verse 13

knoweth: Job 28:15-19, Psalms 19:10, Psalms 119:72, Proverbs 3:14, Proverbs 3:15, Proverbs 8:11, Proverbs 8:18, Proverbs 8:19, Proverbs 16:16, Proverbs 23:23, Ecclesiastes 8:16, Ecclesiastes 8:17

in the land: Job 28:21, Job 28:22, Psalms 52:5, Isaiah 38:11, Isaiah 53:8

Reciprocal: Job 36:3 - fetch Jeremiah 11:19 - from Ezekiel 32:23 - the land

Verse 14

Romans 11:33, Romans 11:34

Reciprocal: Job 28:22 - Destruction Job 41:32 - deep

Verse 15

It cannot be gotten for gold: Heb. Fine gold shall not be given for it, Job 28:18, Proverbs 3:13-15, Proverbs 8:10, Proverbs 8:17, Proverbs 8:19, Proverbs 16:16

Reciprocal: Genesis 23:16 - weighed Job 28:13 - knoweth Psalms 19:10 - than gold Proverbs 8:11 - wisdom

Verse 16

the gold: 1 Chronicles 29:4, Psalms 45:9, Isaiah 13:12

onyx: Exodus 28:20, Ezekiel 28:13

Reciprocal: Genesis 2:12 - onyx Genesis 10:29 - Ophir Exodus 28:9 - onyx Exodus 28:18 - sapphire Exodus 39:6 - onyx stones 1 Kings 9:28 - Ophir 1 Chronicles 29:2 - onyx stones Job 28:6 - sapphires Revelation 21:19 - the foundations

Verse 17

crystal: Ezekiel 1:22, Revelation 4:6, Revelation 21:11, Revelation 22:1

jewels: or, vessels

Verse 18

coral: or, Ramoth, Ezekiel 27:16

pearls: Matthew 7:6, Matthew 13:45, Matthew 13:46, 1 Timothy 2:9, Revelation 17:4, Revelation 18:12, Revelation 21:21

rubies: Proverbs 3:15, Proverbs 31:10, Lamentations 4:7

Reciprocal: Exodus 28:17 - a sardius Job 28:15 - It cannot be gotten for gold

Verse 19

topaz: Exodus 28:17, Exodus 39:10, Ezekiel 28:13, Revelation 21:20

Verse 20

Job 28:12, Proverbs 2:6, Ecclesiastes 7:23, Ecclesiastes 7:24, 1 Corinthians 2:6-15, James 1:5, James 1:17

Reciprocal: Job 12:13 - wisdom Job 12:22 - discovereth Job 36:3 - fetch Job 37:19 - we

Verse 21

hid: Psalms 49:3, Psalms 49:4, Matthew 11:25, Matthew 13:17, Matthew 13:35, 1 Corinthians 2:7-10, Colossians 2:3

from the fowls: Job 28:7

air: or, heaven

Reciprocal: Job 28:13 - in the land Job 37:19 - we

Verse 22

Destruction: Job 28:14, Psalms 83:10-12

Reciprocal: Job 26:6 - destruction Job 28:13 - in the land Job 42:5 - heard

Verse 23

Psalms 19:7, Psalms 147:5, Proverbs 2:6, Proverbs 8:14, Matthew 11:27, Luke 10:21, Luke 10:22, Acts 15:18, Romans 11:33, 1 Corinthians 1:30, Jude 1:25

Reciprocal: James 3:17 - the wisdom

Verse 24

2 Chronicles 16:9, Proverbs 15:3, Zechariah 4:10, Revelation 5:6

Reciprocal: Job 11:9 - longer Job 37:15 - Dost Psalms 33:13 - looketh

Verse 25

To make the weight: etc. God has given an atmosphere to the earth, which, possessing a certain degree of gravity perfectly suited to the necessities of all animals, vegetables, and fluids, should be the cause, in His hands, of preserving animal and vegetable life; for by it the blood circulates in the veins of animals, and the juices in the tubes of vegetables. Without this atmospheric pressure there could be no respiration; and the elasticity of the particles of air in animal and vegetable bodies, would rupture the vessels in which they are contained, and destroy both kinds of life. Psalms 135:7, Isaiah 40:12

he weigheth: He has exactly proportioned the aqueous surface of the earth to the terrene parts, for the purpose of evaporation, etc.

Reciprocal: Genesis 7:4 - For Job 11:9 - longer Job 38:5 - laid

Verse 26

he made: Job 36:26, Job 36:32, Job 38:25, Psalms 148:8, Jeremiah 14:22, Amos 4:7, Zechariah 10:1

a way: Job 37:3, Psalms 29:3-10

Reciprocal: Job 5:10 - giveth Psalms 135:7 - he maketh lightnings

Verse 27

declare it: or, number it

he prepared it: Psalms 19:1, Proverbs 8:22-29

Verse 28

unto man: Deuteronomy 29:29, Proverbs 8:4, Proverbs 8:5, Proverbs 8:26-32

fear: Deuteronomy 4:6, Psalms 111:10, Proverbs 1:7, Proverbs 9:10, Ecclesiastes 12:13, James 3:13-17

to depart: Psalms 34:14, Proverbs 3:7, Proverbs 13:14, Proverbs 16:17, Isaiah 1:16, 2 Timothy 2:19, 1 Peter 3:11

Reciprocal: Genesis 20:11 - Surely Genesis 22:12 - now Exodus 20:20 - his fear Deuteronomy 6:2 - fear Deuteronomy 32:28 - General Joshua 24:14 - fear 1 Samuel 12:24 - fear the Lord 2 Samuel 16:23 - all the counsel 1 Kings 10:1 - concerning 2 Chronicles 6:31 - fear thee Job 11:6 - show thee Job 11:12 - would Job 28:12 - General Psalms 4:4 - sin Psalms 37:27 - Depart Psalms 53:2 - any that Psalms 90:12 - that Psalms 119:34 - Give me Psalms 119:100 - because Proverbs 2:5 - the fear Proverbs 13:19 - depart Proverbs 14:2 - that walketh Proverbs 15:21 - a man Proverbs 15:33 - fear Proverbs 16:6 - by the Proverbs 28:26 - but Ecclesiastes 1:18 - For in Ecclesiastes 7:16 - neither Ecclesiastes 7:24 - General Malachi 3:16 - that feared Matthew 7:24 - a wise John 21:23 - what Acts 9:31 - and walking Acts 10:35 - feareth Ephesians 5:17 - understanding James 3:17 - the wisdom

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Job 28". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/job-28.html.