Job Continues: Where Is Wisdom?

Job 28:1  Surely there is a vein for the silver, and a place for gold where they fine it. 

Job 28:2  Iron is taken out of the earth, and brass is molten out of the stone. 

Job 28:3  He setteth an end to darkness, and searcheth out all perfection: the stones of darkness, and the shadow of death. 

Job 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. 

Job 28:5  As for the earth, out of it cometh bread: and under it is turned up as it were fire. 

Job 28:6  The stones of it are the place of sapphires: and it hath dust of gold. 

Job 28:7  There is a path which no fowl knoweth, and which the vulture’s eye hath not seen: 

Job 28:8  The lion’s whelps have not trodden it, nor the fierce lion passed by it. 

Job 28:9  He putteth forth his hand upon the rock; he overturneth the mountains by the roots. 

Job 28:10  He cutteth out rivers among the rocks; and his eye seeth every precious thing. 

Job 28:11  He bindeth the floods from overflowing; and the thing that is hid bringeth he forth to light. 

Job 28:12  But where shall wisdom be found? and where is the place of understanding? 

Job 28:13  Man knoweth not the price thereof; neither is it found in the land of the living. 

Job 28:14  The depth saith, It is not in me: and the sea saith, It is not with me. 

Job 28:15  It cannot be gotten for gold, neither shall silver be weighed for the price thereof. 

Job 28:16  It cannot be valued with the gold of Ophir, with the precious onyx, or the sapphire. 

Job 28:17  The gold and the crystal cannot equal it: and the exchange of it shall not be for jewels of fine gold. 

Job 28:18  No mention shall be made of coral, or of pearls: for the price of wisdom is above rubies. 

Job 28:19  The topaz of Ethiopia shall not equal it, neither shall it be valued with pure gold. 

Job 28:20  Whence then cometh wisdom? and where is the place of understanding? 

Job 28:21  Seeing it is hid from the eyes of all living, and kept close from the fowls of the air. 

Job 28:22  Destruction and death say, We have heard the fame thereof with our ears. 

Job 28:23  God understandeth the way thereof, and he knoweth the place thereof. 

Job 28:24  For he looketh to the ends of the earth, and seeth under the whole heaven; 

Job 28:25  To make the weight for the winds; and he weigheth the waters by measure. 

Job 28:26  When he made a decree for the rain, and a way for the lightning of the thunder: 

Job 28:27  Then did he see it, and declare it; he prepared it, yea, and searched it out. 

Job 28:28  And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.