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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.