Thematic Bible

Job 28:1 (show verse)

“Surely there is a mine for silver
And a place where they refine gold.

Job 28:2 (show verse)

“Iron is taken from the dust,
And copper is smelted from rock.

Job 28:3 (show verse)

“Man puts an end to darkness,
And to the farthest limit he searches out
The rock in gloom and deep shadow.

Job 28:4 (show verse)

“He sinks a shaft far from habitation,
Forgotten by the foot;
They hang and swing to and fro far from men.

Job 28:5 (show verse)

“The earth, from it comes food,
And underneath it is turned up as fire.

Job 28:6 (show verse)

“Its rocks are the source of sapphires,
And its dust contains gold.

Job 28:7 (show verse)

“The path no bird of prey knows,
Nor has the falcon’s eye caught sight of it.

Job 28:8 (show verse)

“The proud beasts have not trodden it,
Nor has the fierce lion passed over it.

Job 28:9 (show verse)

“He puts his hand on the flint;
He overturns the mountains at the base.

Job 28:10 (show verse)

“He hews out channels through the rocks,
And his eye sees anything precious.

Job 28:11 (show verse)

“He dams up the streams from flowing,
And what is hidden he brings out to the light.
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Job 28:12 (show verse)

“But where can wisdom be found?
And where is the place of understanding?

Job 28:13 (show verse)

Man does not know its value,
Nor is it found in the land of the living.

Job 28:14 (show verse)

“The deep says, ‘It is not in me’;
And the sea says, ‘It is not with me.’

Job 28:15 (show verse)

Pure gold cannot be given in exchange for it,
Nor can silver be weighed as its price.

Job 28:16 (show verse)

“It cannot be valued in the gold of Ophir,
In precious onyx, or sapphire.

Job 28:17 (show verse)

Gold or glass cannot equal it,
Nor can it be exchanged for articles of fine gold.

Job 28:18 (show verse)

“Coral and crystal are not to be mentioned;
And the acquisition of wisdom is above that of pearls.

Job 28:19 (show verse)

“The topaz of Ethiopia cannot equal it,
Nor can it be valued in pure gold.

Job 28:20 (show verse)

Where then does wisdom come from?
And where is the place of understanding?

Job 28:21 (show verse)

“Thus it is hidden from the eyes of all living
And concealed from the birds of the sky.

Job 28:22 (show verse)

Abaddon and Death say,
‘With our ears we have heard a report of it.’

Job 28:23 (show verse)

God understands its way,
And He knows its place.

Job 28:24 (show verse)

“For He looks to the ends of the earth
And sees everything under the heavens.

Job 28:25 (show verse)

“When He imparted weight to the wind
And meted out the waters by measure,

Job 28:26 (show verse)

When He set a limit for the rain
And a course for the thunderbolt,

Job 28:27 (show verse)

Then He saw it and declared it;
He established it and also searched it out.

Job 28:28 (show verse)

“And to man He said, ‘Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom;
And to depart from evil is understanding.’”