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Job 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 molten out of the stone.
Job 28:3   Man setteth an end to darkness, And searcheth out, to the furthest bound, The stones of obscurity and of thick darkness.
Job 28:4   He breaketh open a shaft away from where men sojourn; They are forgotten of the foot; They hang afar from men, they swing to and fro.
Job 28:5   As for the earth, out of it cometh bread; And underneath it is turned up as it were by fire.
Job 28:6   The stones thereof are the place of sapphires, And it hath dust of gold.
Job 28:7   That path no bird of prey knoweth, Neither hath the falcon's eye seen it:
Job 28:8   The proud beasts have not trodden it, Nor hath the fierce lion passed thereby.
Job 28:9   He putteth forth his hand upon the flinty rock; He overturneth the mountains by the roots.
Job 28:10   He cutteth out channels among the rocks; And his eye seeth every precious thing.
Job 28:11   He bindeth the streams that they trickle not; 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 deep 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   Gold and glass cannot 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: Yea, 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 birds of the heavens.
Job 28:22   Destruction and Death say, We have heard a rumor 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 a weight for the wind: Yea, he meteth 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 did he see it, and declare it; He established 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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