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Job 28


Job Tells of Earth's Treasures

Job 28:1   "Surely there is a mine for silver And a place where they refine gold.
Job 28:2   "Iron is taken from the dust, And copper is smelted from rock.
Job 28:3   "Man puts an end to darkness, And to the farthest limit he searches out The rock in gloom and deep shadow.
Job 28:4   "He sinks a shaft far from habitation, Forgotten by the foot; They hang and swing to and fro far from men.
Job 28:5   "The earth, from it comes food, And underneath it is turned up as fire.
Job 28:6   "Its rocks are the source of sapphires, And its dust contains gold.
Job 28:7   "The path no bird of prey knows, Nor has the falcon's eye caught sight of it.
Job 28:8   "The proud beasts have not trodden it, Nor has the fierce lion passed over it.
Job 28:9   "He puts his hand on the flint; He overturns the mountains at the base.
Job 28:10   "He hews out channels through the rocks, And his eye sees anything precious.
Job 28:11   "He dams up the streams from flowing, And what is hidden he brings out to the light.

The Search for Wisdom Is Harder

Job 28:12   "But where can wisdom be found? And where is the place of understanding?
Job 28:13   "Man does not know its value, Nor is it found in the land of the living.
Job 28:14   "The deep says, 'It is not in me'; And the sea says, 'It is not with me.'
Job 28:15   "Pure gold cannot be given in exchange for it, Nor can silver be weighed as its price.
Job 28:16   "It cannot be valued in the gold of Ophir, In precious onyx, or sapphire.
Job 28:17   "Gold or glass cannot equal it, Nor can it be exchanged for articles of fine gold.
Job 28:18   "Coral and crystal are not to be mentioned; And the acquisition of wisdom is above that of pearls.
Job 28:19   "The topaz of Ethiopia cannot equal it, Nor can it be valued in pure gold.
Job 28:20   "Where then does wisdom come from? And where is the place of understanding?
Job 28:21   "Thus it is hidden from the eyes of all living And concealed from the birds of the sky.
Job 28:22   "Abaddon and Death say, 'With our ears we have heard a report of it.'
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 everything under the heavens.
Job 28:25   "When He imparted weight to the wind And meted out the waters by measure,
Job 28:26   When He set a limit for the rain And a course for the thunderbolt,
Job 28:27   Then He saw it and declared it; He established it and also searched it out.
Job 28:28   "And to man He said, 'Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; And to depart from evil is understanding.'"
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