There is a knowledge of natural things,
Job 28:1 Though there is, for silver, a vein, and a place for the gold they refine; Job 28:2 Iron, out of the ore, is taken, and, stone, poureth out copper; Job 28:3 An end, hath one set to the darkness, and, into every extremity, is, he, making search, for the stone of darkness and death-shade; Job 28:4 He hath sunken a shaft, away from the inhabitants; Places forsaken by the foot, they hang down, away from men, sway to and fro; Job 28:5 As for the earth, out of it, cometh forth bread, and, under it, is upturned, as it were fire; Job 28:6 The place of sapphires, are the stones thereof, and it hath, nuggets of gold: Job 28:7 A path, the vulture hath not discerned, nor hath the eye of the hawk scanned it; Job 28:8 Ravenous beasts have not made a track thereof, neither hath the lion marched thereon: Job 28:9 Upon the flint, hath he thrust forth his hand, He hath turned up mountains by the roots; Job 28:10 Among the rocks, hath he cut open streams, and, every precious thing, hath his eye seen: Job 28:11 From trickling, he restraineth, rivers, and, some hidden thing, is he bringing out to light.
but wisdom is an excellent gift of God.
Job 28:12 Yet where can, Wisdom, be found? And where is the place of understanding? Job 28:13 Mortal knoweth not the way thereof, neither can it be found in the land of the living; Job 28:14 The resounding deep, hath said, It is not in me! And, the sea, hath said, It is not with me! Job 28:15 Pure gold cannot be given in its stead, neither can silver he weighed as the value thereof; Job 28:16 It cannot be put into the scales against the gold of Ophir, with costly onyx, or sapphire; Job 28:17 Neither gold nor crystal can compare with it, nor can, the exchange thereof, be a vessel of pure gold, Job 28:18 Coral or crystal, cannot be mentioned, Yea, a possession, is wisdom, above red coral; Job 28:19 The topaz of Ethiopia cannot compare with it, Against purest gold, can it not be weighed. Job 28:20 Whence then cometh, wisdom? And where is the place of understanding? Job 28:21 Seeing it hath been hid from the eyes of every living thing, and, from the bird of the heavens, hath it been concealed? Job 28:22 Destruction and death, have said, With our ears, have we heard the report thereof! Job 28:23 GOD, understandeth the way thereof, and, he, discerneth the place thereof; Job 28:24 For, he, unto the ends of the earth, directeth his look, under all the heavens, he seeth; Job 28:25 Making, for the wind, a weight, and, the waters, he proved by measure, Job 28:26 When he made, for the rain, a decree, and a way for the lightning of thunders, Job 28:27 Then, saw he it, and declared it, He settled it, yea also he searched it out; Job 28:28 And said to the son of earth, Lo! the reverence of the Lord, that, is wisdom, and, to avoid evil, is understanding.