Click to Change

Return to Top

Return to Top

Printer Icon


Copy Options
Format by: Verse Paragraph
Red Letter
Audio Bibles
The Blue Letter Bible

Job 28 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

toggle collapse
Choose a new font size and typeface
Audio Bibles

Job Tells of Earth's Treasures

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:1 - “Surely there is a [fn]mine for silver
And a place [fn]where they refine gold.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:2 - “Iron is taken from the dust,
And copper is smelted from rock.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:3 - Man puts an end to darkness,
And to the farthest limit he searches out
The rock in gloom and deep shadow.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:4 - “He [fn]sinks a shaft far from [fn]habitation,
Forgotten by the foot;
They hang and swing to and fro far from men.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:5 - “The earth, from it comes food,
And underneath it is turned up as fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:6 - “Its rocks are the [fn]source of sapphires,
And its dust contains gold.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:7 - “The path no bird of prey knows,
Nor has the falcon’s eye caught sight of it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:8 - “The [fn]proud beasts have not trodden it,
Nor has the fierce lion passed over it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:9 - “He puts his hand on the flint;
He overturns the mountains at the [fn]base.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:10 - “He hews out channels through the rocks,
And his eye sees anything precious.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:11 - “He dams up the streams from [fn]flowing,
And what is hidden he brings out to the light.

The Search for Wisdom Is Harder

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:12 - “But where can wisdom be found?
And where is the place of understanding?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:13 - “Man does not know its value,
Nor is it found in the land of the living.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:14 - “The deep says, ‘It is not in me’;
And the sea says, ‘It is not with me.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:15 - “Pure gold cannot be given in exchange for it,
Nor can silver be weighed as its price.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:16 - “It cannot be valued in the gold of Ophir,
In precious onyx, or sapphire.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:17 - “Gold or glass cannot equal it,
Nor can it be exchanged for articles of fine gold.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:18 - “Coral and crystal are not to be mentioned;
And the acquisition of wisdom is above that of pearls.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:19 - “The topaz of Ethiopia cannot equal it,
Nor can it be valued in pure gold.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:20 - “Where then does wisdom come from?
And where is the place of understanding?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:21 - “Thus it is hidden from the eyes of all living
And concealed from the birds of the sky.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:22 - [fn]Abaddon and Death say,
‘With our ears we have heard a report of it.’
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 earth
And sees everything under the heavens.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:25 - “When He imparted weight to the wind
And meted out the waters by measure,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:26 - When He set a limit for the rain
And a course for the thunderbolt,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:27 - Then He saw it and declared it;
He established it and also searched it out.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:28 - “And to man He said, ‘Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom;
And to depart from evil is understanding.’”
NASB95 Footnotes
Or, source
Literally: for gold they refine
Literally: breaks open
Literally: sojourning
Or, place
Literally: sons of pride
Literally: roots
Literally: weeping
I.e. Destruction

New American Standard Bible 1995
Copyright (c) 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995
by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif.
All rights reserved

The "NASB," "NAS," "New American Standard Bible," and "New American Standard" trademarks are registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office by The Lockman Foundation. Use of these trademarks requires the permission of The Lockman Foundation.

For Permission To Quote visit

For more information on this translation, see the NASB95 Preface.

BLB Searches
Search the Bible

Advanced Options

Other Searches

Multi-Verse Retrieval

Daily Devotionals

Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness.

Daily Bible Reading Plans

Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

One-Year Plans

Two-Year Plan