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Job 28 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Where Can Wisdom Be Found?

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[fn]Surely there is a [fn]mine for silver,

And a place [fn]where they refine for gold.

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“Iron is taken from the dust,

And copper is smelted from rock.

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Man puts an end to darkness,

And to the farthest limit he searches out

The rock in thick darkness and shadow of death.

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“He [fn]sinks a shaft far from [fn]habitation,

Forgotten by the foot;

They hang and swing to and fro far from men.

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“The earth, from it comes food,

And underneath it is overturned as fire.

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“Its rocks are the [fn]source of sapphires,

And its dust contains gold.

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“The path no bird of prey knows,

Nor has the falcon’s eye caught sight of it.

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“The [fn]proud beasts have not trodden it,

Nor has the fierce lion passed over it.

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“He sends his hand forth to the flint;

He overturns the mountains at the [fn]base.

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“He breaks out channels through the rocks,

And his eye sees anything precious.

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“He dams up the streams from [fn]flowing,

And what is hidden he brings out to the light.

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“But where can wisdom be found?

And where is the place of understanding?

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“Man does not know its worth,

And it is not found in the land of the living.

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“The deep says, ‘It is not in me’;

And the sea says, ‘It is not with me.’

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“Pure gold cannot be given in place of it,

Nor can silver be weighed as its price.

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“It cannot be valued in the gold of Ophir,

In precious onyx or sapphire.

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“Gold or glass cannot meet its worth,

Nor can it be exchanged for articles of fine gold.

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“Coral and crystal are not to be mentioned;

And the acquisition of wisdom is above that of pearls.

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“The topaz of [fn]Ethiopia cannot meet its worth,

Nor can it be valued in pure gold.

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“Where then does wisdom come from?

And where is the place of understanding?

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“Thus it is hidden from the eyes of all living

And concealed from the birds of the sky.

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[fn]Abaddon and Death say,

‘With our ears we have heard a report of it.’

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“God understands its way,

And He knows its place.

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“For He looks to the ends of the earth

And sees everything under the heavens.

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“When He set weight to the wind

And meted out the waters by measure,

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When He set a limit for the rain

And a course for the thunderbolt,

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Then He saw it and recounted it;

He established it and also searched it out.

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“So He said to man, ‘Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom;

And to turn away from evil is understanding.’”

LSB Footnotes
Or For
Or source
Lit for gold they refine
Or For
Or source
Lit for gold they refine
Or For
Or source
Lit for gold they refine
Lit breaks open
Lit sojourning
Lit breaks open
Lit sojourning
Lit breaks open
Lit sojourning
Or place
Or place
Or place
Lit sons of pride
Lit sons of pride
Lit sons of pride
Lit roots
Lit roots
Lit roots
Lit weeping
Lit weeping
Lit weeping
Or Cush, cf. Gen 10:6
Or Cush, cf. Gen 10:6
Or Cush, cf. Gen 10:6
Lit The realm of destruction
Lit The realm of destruction
Lit The realm of destruction
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