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Job 28

Book of Job - Chapter 28

Job 28:1

"Surely there is a mine for silver, and a place for gold which they refine.

Job 28:2

Iron is taken out of the earth, and copper is smelted out of the ore.

Job 28:3

Man sets an end to darkness, and searches out, to the furthest bound, the stones of obscurity and of thick darkness.

Job 28:4

He breaks open a shaft away from where people live. They are forgotten by the foot. They hang far from men, they swing back and forth.

Job 28:5

As for the earth, out of it comes bread; Underneath it is turned up as it were by fire.

Job 28:6

Sapphires come from its rocks. It has dust of gold.

Job 28:7

That path no bird of prey knows, neither has the falcon's eye seen it.

Job 28:8

The proud animals have not trodden it, nor has the fierce lion passed by there.

Job 28:9

He puts forth his hand on the flinty rock, and he overturns the mountains by the roots.

Job 28:10

He cuts out channels among the rocks. His eye sees every precious thing.

Job 28:11

He binds the streams that they don't trickle. The thing that is hidden he brings forth to light.

Job 28:12

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

Job 28:13

Man doesn't know its price; Neither is it found in the land of the living.

Job 28:14

The deep says, 'It isn't in me.' The sea says, 'It isn't with me.'

Job 28:15

It can't be gotten for gold, neither shall silver be weighed for its price.

Job 28:16

It can't be valued with the gold of Ophir, with the precious onyx, or the sapphire.

Job 28:17

Gold and glass can't equal it, neither shall it be exchanged for jewels of fine gold.

Job 28:18

No mention shall be made of coral or of crystal. Yes, 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

Where then does wisdom come from? Where is the place of understanding?

Job 28:21

Seeing it is hidden from the eyes of all living, and kept close from the birds of the sky.

Job 28:22

Destruction and Death say, 'We have heard a rumor of it with our ears.'

Job 28:23

"God understands its way, and he knows its place.

Job 28:24

For he looks to the ends of the earth, and sees under the whole sky.

Job 28:25

He establishes the force of the wind. Yes, he measures out 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 he saw it, and declared it. He established it, yes, and searched it out.

Job 28:28

To man he said, 'Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom. To depart from evil is understanding.'"