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Job Chapter 28 (Index)

001  Surely there is a vein for the silver, and a place for gold where they fine it.

002  Iron is taken out of the earth, and brass is molten out of the stone.

003  He setteth an end to darkness, and searcheth out all perfection: the stones of darkness, and the shadow of death.

004  The flood breaketh out from the inhabitant; even the waters forgotten of the foot: they are dried up, they are gone away from men.

005  As for the earth, out of it cometh bread: and under it is turned up as it were fire.

006  The stones of it are the place of sapphires: and it hath dust of gold.

007  There is a path which no fowl knoweth, and which the vulture's eye hath not seen:

008  The lion's whelps have not trodden it, nor the fierce lion passed by it.

009  He putteth forth his hand upon the rock; he overturneth the mountains by the roots.

010  He cutteth out rivers among the rocks; and his eye seeth every precious thing.

011  He bindeth the floods from overflowing; and the thing that is hid bringeth he forth to light.

012  But where shall wisdom be found? and where is the place of understanding?

013  Man knoweth not the price thereof; neither is it found in the land of the living.

014  The depth saith, It is not in me: and the sea saith, It is not with me.

015  It cannot be gotten for gold, neither shall silver be weighed for the price thereof.

016  It cannot be valued with the gold of Ophir, with the precious onyx, or the sapphire.

017  The gold and the crystal cannot equal it: and the exchange of it shall not be for jewels of fine gold.

018  No mention shall be made of coral, or of pearls: for the price of wisdom is above rubies.

019  The topaz of Ethiopia shall not equal it, neither shall it be valued with pure gold.

020  Whence then cometh wisdom? and where is the place of understanding?

021  Seeing it is hid from the eyes of all living, and kept close from the fowls of the air.

022  Destruction and death say, We have heard the fame thereof with our ears.

023  God understandeth the way thereof, and he knoweth the place thereof.

024  For he looketh to the ends of the earth, and seeth under the whole heaven;

025  To make the weight for the winds; and he weigheth the waters by measure.

026  When he made a decree for the rain, and a way for the lightning of the thunder:

027  Then did he see it, and declare it; he prepared it, yea, and searched it out.

028  And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.