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Job 28:5 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— As for the earth, out of it cometh bread; And underneath it is turned up as it were by fire.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— [As for] the earth, out of it cometh bread: and under it is turned up as it were fire.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “The earth, from it comes food, And underneath it is turned up as fire.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— [As for] the earth, out of it cometh bread: and under it is turned up as it were fire.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— As for the earth, out of it cometh bread, and underneath it is turned up as by fire;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— As for the earth, out of it, cometh forth bread, and, under it, is upturned, as it were fire;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— The earth! from it cometh forth bread, And its under-part is turned like fire.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— The land, out of which bread grew in its place, hath been overturned with fire.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— As for the earth, out of it commeth bread: and vnder it, is turned vp as it were fire.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— [As for] the earth, out of it shall come bread: under it has been turned up as it were fire.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— [As for] the earth, out of it cometh bread: and under it is turned up as it were fire.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
[As for] the earth, 776
{0776} Prime
From an unused root probably meaning to be firm; the earth (at large, or partitively a land).
out of x4480
(4480) Complement
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
it cometh 3318
{3318} Prime
A primitive root; to go (causatively bring) out, in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively, direct and proximate.
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
bread: 3899
{3899} Prime
From H3898; food (for man or beast), especially bread, or grain (for making it).
and under x8478
(8478) Complement
From the same as H8430; the bottom (as depressed); only adverbially below (often with prepositional prefix underneath), in lieu of, etc.
it is turned up 2015
{2015} Prime
A primitive root; to turn about or over; by implication to change, overturn, return, pervert.
<8738> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 1429
as it were x3644
(3644) Complement
A form of the prefix K, but used separately (compare H3651); as, thus, so.
fire. 784
{0784} Prime
A primitive word; fire (literally or figuratively).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 28:5

_ _ Its fertile surface yields food; and yet “beneath it is turned up as it were with fire.” So Pliny [Natural History, 33] observes on the ingratitude of man who repays the debt he owes the earth for food, by digging out its bowels. “Fire” was used in mining [Umbreit]. English Version is simpler, which means precious stones which glow like fire; and so Job 28:6 follows naturally (Ezekiel 28:14).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 28:1-11.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 28:5

Fire — Coals, and brimstone, and other materials of fire. Unless this refer, as some suppose, to a central fire.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 28:5

[As for] the earth, out of it cometh (e) bread: and under it is turned up as it were fire.

(e) That is, come and underneath is brimstone or coal, which easily conceives fire.

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Genesis 1:11-12 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, [and] the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed [is] in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. ... And the earth brought forth grass, [and] herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed [was] in itself, after his kind: and God saw that [it was] good.
Genesis 1:29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which [is] upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which [is] the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.
Psalms 104:14-15 He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth; ... And wine [that] maketh glad the heart of man, [and] oil to make [his] face to shine, and bread [which] strengtheneth man's heart.
Isaiah 28:25-29 When he hath made plain the face thereof, doth he not cast abroad the fitches, and scatter the cummin, and cast in the principal wheat and the appointed barley and the rie in their place? ... This also cometh forth from the LORD of hosts, [which] is wonderful in counsel, [and] excellent in working.


Ezekiel 28:13-14 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone [was] thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created. ... Thou [art] the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee [so]: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.
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Gn 1:11, 29. Ps 104:14. Is 28:25. Ezk 28:13.

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