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Job 28 :: King James Version (KJV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:1 - Surely there is a vein for the silver, and a place for gold where they fine it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:2 - Iron is taken out of the earth, and brass is molten out of the stone.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:3 - He setteth an end to darkness, and searcheth out all perfection: the stones of darkness, and the shadow of death.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:4 - The flood breaketh out from the inhabitant; even the waters forgotten of the foot: they are dried up, they are gone away from men.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:5 - As for the earth, out of it cometh bread: and under it is turned up as it were fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:6 - The stones of it are the place of sapphires: and it hath dust of gold.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:7 - There is a path which no fowl knoweth, and which the vulture's eye hath not seen:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:8 - The lion's whelps have not trodden it, nor the fierce lion passed by it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:9 - He putteth forth his hand upon the rock; he overturneth the mountains by the roots.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:10 - He cutteth out rivers among the rocks; and his eye seeth every precious thing.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:11 - He bindeth the floods from overflowing; and the thing that is hid bringeth he forth to light.

The Search for Wisdom Is Harder

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:12 - But where shall wisdom be found? and where is the place of understanding?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:13 - Man knoweth not the price thereof; neither is it found in the land of the living.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:14 - The depth saith, It is not in me: and the sea saith, It is not with me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:15 - It cannot be gotten for gold, neither shall silver be weighed for the price thereof.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:16 - It cannot be valued with the gold of Ophir, with the precious onyx, or the sapphire.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:17 - The gold and the crystal cannot equal it: and the exchange of it shall not be for jewels of fine gold.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:18 - No mention shall be made of coral, or of pearls: for the price of wisdom is above rubies.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:19 - The topaz of Ethiopia shall not equal it, neither shall it be valued with pure gold.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:20 - Whence then cometh wisdom? and where is the place of understanding?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:21 - Seeing it is hid from the eyes of all living, and kept close from the fowls of the air.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:22 - Destruction and death say, We have heard the fame thereof with our ears.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:23 - God understandeth the way thereof, and he knoweth the place thereof.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:24 - For he looketh to the ends of the earth, and seeth under the whole heaven;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:25 - To make the weight for the winds; and he weigheth 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 prepared it, yea, and searched it out.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:28 - And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.

The Authorized Version or King James Version (KJV), 1611, 1769.
Outside of the United Kingdom, the KJV is in the public domain. Within the United Kingdom, the rights to the KJV are vested in the Crown.

For more information on this translation, see the KJV Preface.


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

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by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif.
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