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Job 28 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:1 - Surely there is for silver a source, And a place for the gold they refine;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:2 - Iron from the dust is taken, And from the firm stone brass.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:3 - An end hath he set to darkness, And to all perfection he is searching, A stone of darkness and death-shade.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:4 - A stream hath broken out from a sojourner, Those forgotten of the foot, They were low, from man they wandered.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:5 - The earth! from it cometh forth bread, And its under-part is turned like fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:6 - A place of the sapphire are its stones, And it hath dust of gold.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:7 - A path -- not known it hath a ravenous fowl, Nor scorched it hath an eye of the kite,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:8 - Nor trodden it have the sons of pride, Not passed over it hath the fierce lion.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:9 - Against the flint he sent forth his hand, He overturned from the root mountains.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:10 - Among rocks, brooks he hath cleaved, And every precious thing hath his eye seen.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:11 - From overflowing floods he hath bound, And the hidden thing bringeth out to light.

The Search for Wisdom Is Harder

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:12 - And the wisdom -- whence is it found? And where is this, the place of understanding?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:13 - Man hath not known its arrangement, Nor is it found in the land of the living.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:14 - The deep hath said, 'It is not in me,' And the sea hath said, 'It is not with me.'
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:15 - Gold is not given for it, Nor is silver weighed -- its price.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:16 - It is not valued with pure gold of Ophir, With precious onyx and sapphire,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:17 - Not equal it do gold and crystal, Nor is its exchange a vessel of fine gold.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:18 - Corals and pearl are not remembered, The acquisition of wisdom is above rubies.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:19 - Not equal it doth the topaz of Cush, With pure gold it is not valued.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:20 - And the wisdom -- whence doth it come? And where is this, the place of understanding?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:21 - It hath been hid from the eyes of all living. And from the fowl of the heavens It hath been hidden.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:22 - Destruction and death have said: 'With our ears we have heard its fame.'
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:23 - God hath understood its way, And He hath known its place.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:24 - For He to the ends of the earth doth look, Under the whole heavens He doth see,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:25 - To make for the wind a weight, And the waters He meted out in measure.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:26 - In His making for the rain a limit, And a way for the brightness of the voices,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:27 - Then He hath seen and declareth it, He hath prepared it, and also searched it out,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:28 - And He saith to man: -- 'Lo, fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, And to turn from evil is understanding.'

The Young's Literal Translation was translated by Robert Young, who believed in a strictly literal translation of God's word. 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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