Job Chapter 28

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

2: Iron is taken out of the earth, and brass is molten out of the stone. edit

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

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. edit

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

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

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

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

9: He putteth forth his hand upon the rock; he overturneth the mountains by the roots. edit

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

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

12: But where shall wisdom be found? and where is the place of understanding? edit

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

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

15: It cannot be gotten for gold, neither shall silver be weighed for the price thereof. edit

16: It cannot be valued with the gold of Ophir, with the precious onyx, or the sapphire. edit

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

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

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

20: Whence then cometh wisdom? and where is the place of understanding? edit

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

22: Destruction and death say, We have heard the fame thereof with our ears. edit

23: God understandeth the way thereof, and he knoweth the place thereof. edit

24: For he looketh to the ends of the earth, and seeth under the whole heaven; edit

25: To make the weight for the winds; and he weigheth the waters by measure. edit

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

27: Then did he see it, and declare it; he prepared it, yea, and searched it out. edit

28: And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the LORD, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding. edit

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