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Job - Chapter 28


Book of Job - Chapter 28

Job 28:1

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

Job 28:2

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

Job 28:3

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

Job 28:4

The flood breaketh out from the inhabitant; [even the waters] forgotten of the foot: they are dried up, they are gone away from men.

Job 28:5

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

Job 28:6

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

Job 28:7

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

Job 28:8

The lion's whelps have not trodden it, nor the fierce lion passed by it.

Job 28:9

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

Job 28:10

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

Job 28:11

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

Job 28:12

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

Job 28:13

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

Job 28:14

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

Job 28:15

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

Job 28:16

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

Job 28:17

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

Job 28:18

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

Job 28:19

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

Job 28:20

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

Job 28:21

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

Job 28:22

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

Job 28:23

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

Job 28:24

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

Job 28:25

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

Job 28:26

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

Job 28:27

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

Job 28:28

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