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Job 28

There is a knowledge of natural things,

Job 28:1 The siluer surely hath his veyne, and ye gold his place, where they take it. Job 28:2 Yron is taken out of the dust, and brasse is molten out of the stone. Job 28:3 God putteth an end to darkenesse, and he tryeth the perfection of all things: he setteth a bond of darkenesse, and of the shadowe of death. Job 28:4 The flood breaketh out against the inhabitant, and the waters forgotten of the foote, being higher then man, are gone away. Job 28:5 Out of the same earth commeth bread, & vnder it, as it were fire is turned vp. Job 28:6 The stones thereof are a place of saphirs, and the dust of it is golde. Job 28:7 There is a path which no foule hath knowen, neyther hath the kites eye seene it. Job 28:8 The lyons whelpes haue not walked it, nor the lyon passed thereby. Job 28:9 He putteth his hand vpon the rockes, & ouerthroweth the mountaines by the rootes. Job 28:10 He breaketh riuers in the rockes, and his eye seeth euery precious thing. Job 28:11 He bindeth the floods, that they doe not ouerflowe, and the thing that is hid, bringeth he to light.

but wisdom is an excellent gift of God.

Job 28:12 But where is wisdome found? and where is the place of vnderstanding? Job 28:13 Man knoweth not the price thereof: for it is not found in the land of the liuing. Job 28:14 The depth sayth, It is not in mee: the sea also sayth, It is not with me. Job 28:15 Golde shall not be giuen for it, neyther shall siluer be weighed for the price thereof. Job 28:16 It shall not be valued with the wedge of golde of Ophir, nor with the precious onix, nor the saphir. Job 28:17 The golde nor the chrystall shall be equall vnto it, nor the exchange shalbe for plate of fine golde. Job 28:18 No mention shall be made of coral, nor of the gabish: for wisedome is more precious then pearles. Job 28:19 The Topaz of Ethiopia shal not be equall vnto it, neither shall it be valued with the wedge of pure gold. 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 the liuing, and is hid from the foules of the heauen? Job 28:22 Destruction and death say, We haue heard the fame thereof with our eares. Job 28:23 But God vnderstandeth the way thereof, and he knoweth the place thereof. Job 28:24 For he beholdeth the endes of the world, and seeth all that is vnder heauen, Job 28:25 To make the weight of the windes, and to weigh the waters by measure. Job 28:26 When he made a decree for the rayne, and a way for the lightening of the thunders, Job 28:27 Then did he see it, and counted it: he prepared it and also considered it. Job 28:28 And vnto man he said, Behold, the feare of the Lord is wisedome, and to depart from euil is vnderstanding.

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