Man puts an end to the darkness; he searches the farthest recesses for ore in the blackest darkness.
" Man puts an end to darkness, And to the farthest limit he searches out The rock in gloom and deep shadow.
They know how to put light into darkness and explore the farthest, darkest regions of the earth as they search for ore.
Miners penetrate the earth's darkness, searching the roots of the mountains for ore, digging away in the suffocating darkness.
Man puts an end to the dark, searching out to the farthest limit the stones of the deep places of the dark.
Miners put an end to darkness, and search out to the farthest bound the ore in gloom and deep darkness.
Man puts an end to darkness, And searches every recess For ore in the darkness and the shadow of death.
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|NET © Notes||
1 sn The text appears at first to be saying that by opening up a mine shaft, or by taking lights down below, the miner dispels the darkness. But the clause might be more general, meaning that man goes deep into the earth as if it were day.
2 tn The verse ends with “the stone of darkness and deep darkness.” The genitive would be location, describing the place where the stones are found.