1Job sheweth that although man may by his industry search deep into nature, 12yet is the wisdom and understanding of God's ways beyond his reach, 23being comprehended by God only. 28Man's wisdom is to fear God and to depart from evil.
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1Surely there is aa vein for the silver, and a place for gold where1they fine it.
2Iron is taken out of the aearth, and brass is molten out of the stone.
3He setteth an end to darkness, and 1searcheth out all perfection: the stones of darkness, and the shadow of death.
4The flood breaketh out from the inhabitant; even the waters1forgotten of the foot: they are dried up, they are gone away from men.
5as for the earth, 1out of it cometh bread: and under it is turned up as it were 2fire.
6The stones of it are the place of 1sapphires: and it hath dust of agold.
71There is a path which no fowl knoweth, and which the vulture's eye hath not seen:
8The lion's whelps have not trodden it, nor the fierce lion passed by it.
9He putteth forth his hand upon the arock; he overturneth the mountains by the roots.
10He 1cutteth out rivers among the rocks; and his eye seeth every precious thing.
11He bindeth the floods afrom overflowing; and the thing that is hid bringeth he forth to light.
12But where shall 1wisdom be found? and where is the place of understanding?
13Man 1knoweth not the price thereof; neither is it 2found in the land of the living.
14The 1depth saith, It is not in me: and the sea saith, It is not with me.
15aIt 1cannot be gotten for gold, neither shall silver be weighed for the price thereof.
16It cannot be valued with 1the gold of 2Ophir, with the precious onyx, or the sapphire.
17The gold and the crystal cannot equal it: and the exchange of it shall not be forajewels of fine gold.
18No mention shall be made of acoral, or of pearls: for the price of wisdom is above 1rubies.
19The topaz of Ethiopia shall not equal it, neither shall it be valued with pure gold.
201Whence then cometh wisdom? and where is the place of understanding?
21Seeing 1it is hid from the eyes of all living, and kept close from the fowls of the aair.
221Destruction and death say, We have heard the fame thereof with our ears.
231God understandeth the way thereof, and he knoweth the place thereof.
24For 1he looketh to the ends of the earth, and seeth under the whole heaven;
25To 1make the weight for the winds; and he weigheth the waters by measure.
26When 1he made a decree for the rain, and a way for the lightning of the thunder:
27Then did he see it, and adeclare it; he prepared it, yea, and searched it out.
28And 1unto man he said, Behold, 2the fear of the Lord, 3that is wisdom; and to 4depart from evil is understanding.