Thematic Bible

Job 28:1 (show verse)

"Surely there is a mine for silver, and a place where gold is refined.

Job 28:2 (show verse)

Iron is taken from the ground, and rock is poured out as copper.

Job 28:3 (show verse)

Man puts an end to the darkness; he searches the farthest recesses for the ore in the deepest darkness.

Job 28:4 (show verse)

Far from where people live he sinks a shaft, in places travelers have long forgotten, far from other people he dangles and sways.

Job 28:5 (show verse)

The earth, from which food comes, is overturned below as though by fire;

Job 28:6 (show verse)

a place whose stones are sapphires and which contains dust of gold;

Job 28:7 (show verse)

a hidden path no bird of prey knows -- no falcon's eye has spotted it.

Job 28:8 (show verse)

Proud beasts have not set foot on it, and no lion has passed along it.

Job 28:9 (show verse)

On the flinty rock man has set to work with his hand; he has overturned mountains at their bases.

Job 28:10 (show verse)

He has cut out channels through the rocks; his eyes have spotted every precious thing.

Job 28:11 (show verse)

He has searched the sources of the rivers and what was hidden he has brought into the light.
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Job 28:12 (show verse)

"But wisdom -- where can it be found? Where is the place of understanding?

Job 28:13 (show verse)

Mankind does not know its place; it cannot be found in the land of the living.

Job 28:14 (show verse)

The deep says, 'It is not with me.' And the sea says, 'It is not with me.'

Job 28:15 (show verse)

Fine gold cannot be given in exchange for it, nor can its price be weighed out in silver.

Job 28:16 (show verse)

It cannot be measured out for purchase with the gold of Ophir, with precious onyx or sapphires.

Job 28:17 (show verse)

Neither gold nor crystal can be compared with it, nor can a vase of gold match its worth.

Job 28:18 (show verse)

Of coral and jasper no mention will be made; the price of wisdom is more than pearls.

Job 28:19 (show verse)

The topaz of Cush cannot be compared with it; it cannot be purchased with pure gold.

Job 28:20 (show verse)

"But wisdom -- where does it come from? Where is the place of understanding?

Job 28:21 (show verse)

For it has been hidden from the eyes of every living creature, and from the birds of the sky it has been concealed.

Job 28:22 (show verse)

Destruction and Death say, 'With our ears we have heard a rumor about where it can be found.'

Job 28:23 (show verse)

God understands the way to it, and he alone knows its place.

Job 28:24 (show verse)

For he looks to the ends of the earth and observes everything under the heavens.

Job 28:25 (show verse)

When he made the force of the wind and measured the waters with a gauge.

Job 28:26 (show verse)

When he imposed a limit for the rain, and a path for the thunderstorm,

Job 28:27 (show verse)

then he looked at wisdom and assessed its value; he established it and examined it closely.

Job 28:28 (show verse)

And he said to mankind, 'The fear of the Lord -- that is wisdom, and to turn away from evil is understanding.'"