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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge: Job 28

Chapter 28

Surely there is a vein for the silver, and a place for gold where they fine it.


or, mine. the silver.

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

where they fine it

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

Iron is taken out of the earth, and brass is molten out of the stone.


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


or, dust.

He setteth an end to darkness, and searcheth out all perfection: the stones of darkness, and the shadow of death.


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

the stones

10:21,22 12:22 38:16,17

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

out of it

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


Ezekiel 28:13,14

The stones of it are the place of sapphires: and it hath dust of gold.


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

dust of gold

or, gold ore.

There is a path which no fowl knoweth, and which the vulture's eye hath not seen:

a path

21-23 11:6 38:19,24 Romans 11:33

He putteth forth his hand upon the rock; he overturneth the mountains by the roots.


or, flint. he overturneth.

Nahum 1:4-6

He cutteth out rivers among the rocks; and his eye seeth every precious thing.

every precious thing

Proverbs 14:23 24:4 Habakkuk 3:9

He bindeth the floods from overflowing; and the thing that is hid bringeth he forth to light.


26:8 Isaiah 37:25 44:27


Heb. weeping. and the thing.

Isaiah 45:2,3 1 Corinthians 4:5

But where shall wisdom be found? and where is the place of understanding?

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

Man knoweth not the price thereof; neither is it found in the land of the living.


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

in the land

21,22 Psalms 52:5 Isaiah 38:11 53:8

The depth saith, It is not in me: and the sea saith, It is not with me.

Romans 11:33,34

It cannot be gotten for gold, neither shall silver be weighed for the price thereof.

It cannot be gotten for gold

Heb. Fine gold shall not be given for it.

18 Proverbs 3:13-15 8:10,17,19 16:16

It cannot be valued with the gold of Ophir, with the precious onyx, or the sapphire.

the gold

1 Chronicles 29:4 Psalms 45:9 Isaiah 13:12


Exodus 28:20 Ezekiel 28:13

The gold and the crystal cannot equal it: and the exchange of it shall not be for jewels of fine gold.


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


or, vessels.

No mention shall be made of coral, or of pearls: for the price of wisdom is above rubies.


or, Ramoth.

Ezekiel 27:16


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


Proverbs 3:15 31:10 Lamentations 4:7

The topaz of Ethiopia shall not equal it, neither shall it be valued with pure gold.


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

Whence then cometh wisdom? and where is the place of understanding?

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

Seeing it is hid from the eyes of all living, and kept close from the fowls of the air.


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

from the fowls


or, heaven.

Destruction and death say, We have heard the fame thereof with our ears.


14 Psalms 83:10-12

God understandeth the way thereof, and he knoweth the place thereof.

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

For he looketh to the ends of the earth, and seeth under the whole heaven;

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

To make the weight for the winds; and he weigheth the waters by measure.

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.

When he made a decree for the rain, and a way for the lightning of the thunder:

he made

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

a way

37:3 Psalms 29:3-10

Then did he see it, and declare it; he prepared it, yea, and searched it out.

declare it

or, number it. he prepared it.

Psalms 19:1 Proverbs 8:22-29

And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.

unto man

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


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

to depart

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