1611 King James Bible

Job 28

There is a knowledge of natural things,

Job 28:1 Surely there is a veine for the siluer, and a place for golde [where] they fine [it]. Job 28:2 Iron is taken out of the earth, and brasse is molten [out] of the stone. Job 28:3 Hee setteth an ende to darkenesse, and searcheth out all perfection: the stones of darkenesse and the shadow of death. Job 28:4 The floud breaketh out from the inhabitant; euen the [waters] forgotten of the foote: they are dried vp, they are gone away from men. Job 28:5 As for the earth, out of it commeth bread: and vnder it, is turned vp as it were fire. Job 28:6 The stones of it are the place of Saphires: and it hath dust of golde. Job 28:7 [There is] a path which no foule knoweth, and which the vulturs eye hath not seene. Job 28:8 The lyons whelps haue not troden it, nor the fierce lyon passed by it. Job 28:9 Hee putteth foorth his hand vpon the rocke; hee ouerturneth the mountaines by the rootes. Job 28:10 Hee cutteth out riuers among the rockes, and his eye seeth euery precious thing. Job 28:11 He bindeth the flouds from ouerflowing, and the thing that is hid, bringeth he foorth to light.

but wisdom is an excellent gift of God.

Job 28:12 But where shall wisedome bee found? And where [is] the place of vnderstanding? Job 28:13 Man knoweth not the price thereof neither is it found in the land of the liuing. 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 golde, neither shall siluer be weighed [for] the price thereof. Job 28:16 It cannot be valued with the golde of Ophir, with the precious Onix, or the Saphire. Job 28:17 The golde and the chrystall cannot equall it: and the exchange of it [shall not be for] iewels of fine golde. Job 28:18 No mention shalbe made of Corall, or of Pearles: for the price of wisedome [is] aboue Rubies. Job 28:19 The Topaze of Ethiopia shall not equall it, neither shall it be valued with pure golde. Job 28:20 Whence then commeth wisedome? and where [is] the place of vnderstanding? Job 28:21 Seeing it is hid from the eyes of all liuing, and kept close from the foules of the ayre. Job 28:22 Destruction and death say, Wee haue heard the fame thereof with our eares. Job 28:23 God vnderstandeth the way thereof, and he knoweth the place thereof. Job 28:24 For hee looketh to the endes of the earth, [and] seeth vnder the whole heauen: Job 28:25 To make the weight for the windes, and he weigheth the waters by measure. Job 28:26 When hee made a decree for the raine, 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 vnto man he said, Behold, the feare of the Lord, that [is] wisedome, and to depart from euill, is vnderstanding.

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