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Job 28 :: Hebrew Names Version (HNV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:1 - "Surely there is a mine for silver, And a place for gold which they refine.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:2 - Iron is taken out of the eretz, And copper is smelted out of the ore.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:3 - Man sets an end to darkness, And searches out, to the furthest bound, The stones of obscurity and of thick darkness.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:4 - He breaks open a shaft away from where people live. They are forgotten by the foot. They hang far from men, they swing back and forth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:5 - As for the eretz, out of it comes bread; Underneath it is turned up as it were by fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:6 - Sapphires come from its rocks. It has dust of gold.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:7 - That path no bird of prey knows, Neither has the falcon's eye seen it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:8 - The proud animals have not trodden it, Nor has the fierce lion passed by there.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:9 - He puts forth his hand on the flinty rock, And he overturns the mountains by the roots.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:10 - He cuts out channels among the rocks. His eye sees every precious thing.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:11 - He binds the streams that they don't trickle; The thing that is hidden he brings forth to light.

The Search for Wisdom Is Harder

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:12 - "But where shall wisdom be found? Where is the place of understanding?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:13 - Man doesn't know its price; Neither is it found in the land of the living.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:14 - The deep says, 'It isn't in me.' The sea says, 'It isn't with me.'
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:15 - It can't be gotten for gold, Neither shall silver be weighed for its price.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:16 - It can't be valued with the gold of Ofir, With the precious shoham, or the sappir.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:17 - Gold and zekukeet can't equal it, Neither shall it be exchanged for jewels of fine gold.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:18 - No mention shall be made of ra`mah or of gabeesh: Yes, the price of wisdom is above rubies.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:19 - The pitdah of Kush shall not equal it, Neither shall it be valued with pure gold.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:20 - Whence then comes wisdom? Where is the place of understanding?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:21 - Seeing it is hidden from the eyes of all living, And kept close from the birds of the sky.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:22 - Destruction and Death say, 'We have heard a rumor of it with our ears.'
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:23 - "God understands its way, And he knows its place.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:24 - For he looks to the ends of the eretz, And sees under the whole sky.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:25 - He establishes the force of the wind; Yes, he measures out the waters by measure.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:26 - When he made a decree for the rain, And a way for the lightning of the thunder;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:27 - Then did he see it, and declare it. He established it, yes, and searched it out.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:28 - To man he said, 'Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom. To depart from evil is understanding.'"

The Hebrew Names Version is based off the World English Bible, an update of the American Standard Version of 1901. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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