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Job 28 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:1 - "Surely there is a mine for silver, and a place where gold is refined.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:2 - Iron is taken from the ground, and rock is poured out as copper.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:3 - Man puts an end to the darkness; he searches the farthest recesses for the ore in the deepest darkness.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:4 - Far from where people live he sinks a shaft, in places travelers have long forgotten, far from other people he dangles and sways.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:5 - The earth, from which food comes, is overturned below as though by fire;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:6 - a place whose stones are sapphires and which contains dust of gold;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:7 - a hidden path no bird of prey knows - no falcon's eye has spotted it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:8 - Proud beasts have not set foot on it, and no lion has passed along it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:9 - On the flinty rock man has set to work with his hand; he has overturned mountains at their bases.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:10 - He has cut out channels through the rocks; his eyes have spotted every precious thing.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:11 - He has searched the sources of the rivers and what was hidden he has brought into the light.

The Search for Wisdom Is Harder

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:12 - "But wisdom - where can it be found? Where is the place of understanding?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:13 - Mankind does not know its place; it cannot be found in the land of the living.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:14 - The deep says, 'It is not with me.' And the sea says, 'It is not with me.'
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:15 - Fine gold cannot be given in exchange for it, nor can its price be weighed out in silver.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:16 - It cannot be measured out for purchase with the gold of Ophir, with precious onyx or sapphires.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:17 - Neither gold nor crystal can be compared with it, nor can a vase of gold match its worth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:18 - Of coral and jasper no mention will be made; the price of wisdom is more than pearls.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:19 - The topaz of Cush cannot be compared with it; it cannot be purchased with pure gold.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:20 - "But wisdom - where does it come from? Where is the place of understanding?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:21 - For it has been hidden from the eyes of every living creature, and from the birds of the sky it has been concealed.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:22 - Destruction and Death say, 'With our ears we have heard a rumor about where it can be found.'
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:23 - God understands the way to it, and he alone knows its place.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:24 - For he looks to the ends of the earth and observes everything under the heavens.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:25 - When he made the force of the wind and measured the waters with a gauge.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:26 - When he imposed a limit for the rain, and a path for the thunderstorm,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:27 - then he looked at wisdom and assessed its value; he established it and examined it closely.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:28 - And he said to mankind, 'The fear of the LORD - that is wisdom, and to turn away from evil is understanding.'"

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