28:1Surely there is a vein for the silver, and a place for gold where they fine it.
28:2Iron is taken out of the earth, and brass is molten out of the stone.
28:3He setteth an end to darkness, and searcheth out all perfection: the stones of darkness, and the shadow of death.
28:4The flood breaketh out from the inhabitant; even the waters forgotten of the foot: they are dried up, they are gone away from men.
28:5As for the earth, out of it cometh bread: and under it is turned up as it were fire.
28:6The stones of it are the place of sapphires: and it hath dust of gold.
28:7There is a path which no fowl knoweth, and which the vulture's eye hath not seen:
28:8The lion's whelps have not trodden it, nor the fierce lion passed by it.
28:9He putteth forth his hand upon the rock; he overturneth the mountains by the roots.
28:10He cutteth out rivers among the rocks; and his eye seeth every precious thing.
28:11He bindeth the floods from overflowing; and the thing that is hid bringeth he forth to light.
28:12But where shall wisdom be found? and where is the place of understanding?
28:13Man knoweth not the price thereof; neither is it found in the land of the living.
28:14The depth saith, It is not in me: and the sea saith, It is not with me.
28:15It cannot be gotten for gold, neither shall silver be weighed for the price thereof.
28:16It cannot be valued with the gold of Ophir, with the precious onyx, or the sapphire.
28:17The gold and the crystal cannot equal it: and the exchange of it shall not be for jewels of fine gold.
28:18No mention shall be made of coral, or of pearls: for the price of wisdom is above rubies.
28:19The topaz of Ethiopia shall not equal it, neither shall it be valued with pure gold.
28:20Whence then cometh wisdom? and where is the place of understanding?
28:21Seeing it is hid from the eyes of all living, and kept close from the fowls of the air.
28:22Destruction and death say, We have heard the fame thereof with our ears.
28:23God understandeth the way thereof, and he knoweth the place thereof.
28:24For he looketh to the ends of the earth, and seeth under the whole heaven;
28:25To make the weight for the winds; and he weigheth the waters by measure.
28:26When he made a decree for the rain, and a way for the lightning of the thunder:
28:27Then did he see it, and declare it; he prepared it, yea, and searched it out.
28:28And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.