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Job 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.


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