THE HOLY BIBLE Authorized King James

Job (Author Job and/or Moses)

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.

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