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Job 28 (WEBP)

[1] “Surely there is a mine for silver, and a place for gold which they refine.
[2] Iron is taken out of the earth, and copper is smelted out of the ore.
[3] Man sets an end to darkness, and searches out, to the furthest bound, the stones of obscurity and of thick darkness.
[4] He breaks open a shaft away from where people live. They are forgotten by the foot. They hang far from men, they swing back and forth.
[5] As for the earth, out of it comes bread. Underneath it is turned up as it were by fire.
[6] Sapphires come from its rocks. It has dust of gold.
[7] That path no bird of prey knows, neither has the falcon’s eye seen it.
[8] The proud animals have not trodden it, nor has the fierce lion passed by there.
[9] He puts his hand on the flinty rock, and he overturns the mountains by the roots.
[10] He cuts out channels among the rocks. His eye sees every precious thing.
[11] He binds the streams that they don’t trickle. The thing that is hidden he brings out to light.
[12] “But where will wisdom be found? Where is the place of understanding?
[13] Man doesn’t know its price, and it isn’t found in the land of the living.
[14] The deep says, ‘It isn’t in me.’ The sea says, ‘It isn’t with me.’
[15] It can’t be gotten for gold, neither will silver be weighed for its price.
[16] It can’t be valued with the gold of Ophir, with the precious onyx, or the sapphire.§
[17] Gold and glass can’t equal it, neither will it be exchanged for jewels of fine gold.
[18] No mention will be made of coral or of crystal. Yes, the price of wisdom is above rubies.
[19] The topaz of Ethiopia will not equal it. It won’t be valued with pure gold.
[20] Where then does wisdom come from? Where is the place of understanding?
[21] Seeing it is hidden from the eyes of all living, and kept close from the birds of the sky.
[22] Destruction and Death say, ‘We have heard a rumor of it with our ears.’
[23] “God understands its way, and he knows its place.
[24] For he looks to the ends of the earth, and sees under the whole sky.
[25] He establishes the force of the wind. Yes, he measures out the waters by measure.
[26] When he made a decree for the rain, and a way for the lightning of the thunder,
[27] then he saw it, and declared it. He established it, yes, and searched it out.
[28] To man he said, ‘Behold, the fear of the Lord,§ that is wisdom. To depart from evil is understanding.’ ”

Job 28:16 or, lapis lazuli
Job 28:28 The word translated “Lord” is “Adonai.”

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Job 28 (KJVS)

[1] Surely H3426 there is a vein H4161 for the silver H3701, and a place H4725 for gold H2091 [where] they fine H2212 (8799) [it].
[2] Iron H1270 is taken H3947 (8714) out of the earth H6083, and brass H5154 [is] molten H6694 (8799) [out of] the stone H68.
[3] He setteth H7760 (8804) an end H7093 to darkness H2822, and searcheth out H2713 (8802) all perfection H8503: the stones H68 of darkness H652, and the shadow of death H6757.
[4] The flood H5158 breaketh out H6555 (8804) from the inhabitant H1481 (8802); [even the waters] forgotten H7911 (8737) of the foot H7272: they are dried up H1809 (8804), they are gone away H5128 (8804) from men H582.
[5] [As for] the earth H776, out of it cometh H3318 (8799) bread H3899: and under it is turned up H2015 (8738) as it were fire H784.
[6] The stones H68 of it [are] the place H4725 of sapphires H5601: and it hath dust H6083 of gold H2091.
[7] [There is] a path H5410 which no fowl H5861 knoweth H3045 (8804), and which the vulture’s H344 eye H5869 hath not seen H7805 (8804):
[8] The lion’s H7830 whelps H1121 have not trodden H1869 (8689) it, nor the fierce lion H7826 passed H5710 (8804) by it.
[9] He putteth forth H7971 (8804) his hand H3027 upon the rock H2496; he overturneth H2015 (8804) the mountains H2022 by the roots H8328.
[10] He cutteth out H1234 (8765) rivers H2975 among the rocks H6697; and his eye H5869 seeth H7200 (8804) every precious thing H3366.
[11] He bindeth H2280 (8765) the floods H5104 from overflowing H1065; and [the thing that is] hid H8587 bringeth he forth H3318 (8686) to light H216.
[12] But where H370 shall wisdom H2451 be found H4672 (8735)? and where [is] the place H4725 of understanding H998?
[13] Man H582 knoweth H3045 (8804) not the price H6187 thereof; neither is it found H4672 (8735) in the land H776 of the living H2416.
[14] The depth H8415 saith H559 (8804), It [is] not in me: and the sea H3220 saith H559 (8804), [It is] not with me.
[15] It cannot be gotten H5414 (8714) for gold H5458, neither shall silver H3701 be weighed H8254 (8735) [for] the price H4242 thereof.
[16] It cannot be valued H5541 (8792) with the gold H3800 of Ophir H211, with the precious H3368 onyx H7718, or the sapphire H5601.
[17] The gold H2091 and the crystal H2137 cannot equal H6186 (8799) it: and the exchange H8545 of it [shall not be for] jewels H3627 of fine gold H6337.
[18] No mention H2142 (8735) shall be made of coral H7215, or of pearls H1378: for the price H4901 of wisdom H2451 [is] above rubies H6443.
[19] The topaz H6357 of Ethiopia H3568 shall not equal H6186 (8799) it, neither shall it be valued H5541 (8792) with pure H2889 gold H3800.
[20] Whence H370 then cometh H935 (8799) wisdom H2451? and where [is] the place H4725 of understanding H998?
[21] Seeing it is hid H5956 (8738) from the eyes H5869 of all living H2416, and kept close H5641 (8738) from the fowls H5775 of the air H8064.
[22] Destruction H11 and death H4194 say H559 (8804), We have heard H8085 (8804) the fame H8088 thereof with our ears H241.
[23] God H430 understandeth H995 (8689) the way H1870 thereof, and he knoweth H3045 (8804) the place H4725 thereof.
[24] For he looketh H5027 (8686) to the ends H7098 of the earth H776, [and] seeth H7200 (8799) under the whole heaven H8064;
[25] To make H6213 (8800) the weight H4948 for the winds H7307; and he weigheth H8505 (8765) the waters H4325 by measure H4060.
[26] When he made H6213 (8800) a decree H2706 for the rain H4306, and a way H1870 for the lightning H2385 of the thunder H6963:
[27] Then did he see H7200 (8804) it, and declare H5608 (8762) it; he prepared H3559 (8689) it, yea, and searched it out H2713 (8804).
[28] And unto man H120 he said H559 (8799), Behold, the fear H3374 of the Lord H136, that [is] wisdom H2451; and to depart H5493 (8800) from evil H7451 [is] understanding H998.

Young’s Literal Translation

Job 28 (YLT)

[1] Surely there is for silver a source, And a place for the gold they refine;
[2] Iron from the dust is taken, And from the firm stone brass.
[3] An end hath he set to darkness, And to all perfection he is searching, A stone of darkness and death-shade.
[4] A stream hath broken out from a sojourner, Those forgotten of the foot, They were low, from man they wandered.
[5] The earth! from it cometh forth bread, And its under-part is turned like fire.
[6] A place of the sapphire are its stones, And it hath dust of gold.
[7] A path-not known it hath a ravenous fowl, Nor scorched it hath an eye of the kite,
[8] Nor trodden it have the sons of pride, Not passed over it hath the fierce lion.
[9] Against the flint he sent forth his hand, He overturned from the root mountains.
[10] Among rocks, brooks he hath cleaved, And every precious thing hath his eye seen.
[11] From overflowing floods he hath bound, And the hidden thing bringeth out to light.
[12] And the wisdom-whence is it found? And where is this, the place of understanding?
[13] Man hath not known its arrangement, Nor is it found in the land of the living.
[14] The deep hath said, ‘It is not in me,’ And the sea hath said, ‘It is not with me.’
[15] Gold is not given for it, Nor is silver weighed-its price.
[16] It is not valued with pure gold of Ophir, With precious onyx and sapphire,
[17] Not equal it do gold and crystal, Nor is its exchange a vessel of fine gold.
[18] Corals and pearl are not remembered, The acquisition of wisdom is above rubies.
[19] Not equal it doth the topaz of Cush, With pure gold it is not valued.
[20] And the wisdom-whence doth it come? And where is this, the place of understanding?
[21] It hath been hid from the eyes of all living. And from the fowl of the heavens It hath been hidden.
[22] Destruction and death have said: ‘With our ears we have heard its fame.’
[23] God hath understood its way, And He hath known its place.
[24] For He to the ends of the earth doth look, Under the whole heavens He doth see,
[25] To make for the wind a weight, And the waters He meted out in measure.
[26] In His making for the rain a limit, And a way for the brightness of the voices,
[27] Then He hath seen and declareth it, He hath prepared it, and also searched it out,
[28] And He saith to man:- ‘Lo, fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, And to turn from evil is understanding.’