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Job 28

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Job Continues
Gold and Silver Are Mined
1 Gold and silver are mined,
then purified;
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1 Surely there is a vein for the silver, and a place for gold where they fine it.
vein: or, mine
2 the same is done
with iron and copper.
2 Iron is taken out of the earth, and brass is molten out of the stone.
earth: or, dust
3 Miners carry lanterns
deep into the darkness
to search for these metals.
3 He setteth an end to darkness, and searcheth out all perfection: the stones of darkness, and the shadow of death.
4 They dig tunnels
in distant, unknown places,
where they dangle by ropes.
4 The flood breaketh out from the inhabitant; even the waters forgotten of the foot: they are dried up, they are gone away from men.
5 Far beneath the grain fields,
fires are built
to break loose those rocks
5 As for the earth, out of it cometh bread: and under it is turned up as it were fire.
6 that have jewels or gold.
f 28.6 gold: One possible meaning for the difficult Hebrew text of verses 5,6.
6 The stones of it are the place of sapphires: and it hath dust of gold.
dust...: or, gold ore

7 Miners go to places unseen
by the eyes of hawks;
7 There is a path which no fowl knoweth, and which the vulture's eye hath not seen:
8 they walk on soil unknown
to the proudest lions.
8 The lion's whelps have not trodden it, nor the fierce lion passed by it.
9 With their own hands
they remove sharp rocks
and uproot mountains.
9 He putteth forth his hand upon the rock; he overturneth the mountains by the roots.
rock: or, flint
10 They dig through the rocks
in search of jewels
and precious metals.
10 He cutteth out rivers among the rocks; and his eye seeth every precious thing.
11 They also uncover
the sources of
g 28.11 uncover the sources of: Two ancient translations; Hebrew “dam up.”
and discover secret places.
11 He bindeth the floods from overflowing; and the thing that is hid bringeth he forth to light.
overflowing: Heb. weeping
Where Is Wisdom Found?
12 But where is wisdom found?
28.12 Si 1.6; Ba 3.15.
12 But where shall wisdom be found? and where is the place of understanding?
13 No human knows the way.
h 28.13 the way: Or “its worth.”
28.13 Ba 3.29
13 Man knoweth not the price thereof; neither is it found in the land of the living.
14 Nor can it be discovered
in the deepest sea.
14 The depth saith, It is not in me: and the sea saith, It is not with me.
* 15 It is worth much more
than silver or pure gold
15 It cannot be gotten for gold, neither shall silver be weighed for the price thereof.
It...: Heb. Fine gold shall not be given for it
16 or precious stones.
16 It cannot be valued with the gold of Ophir, with the precious onyx, or the sapphire.
17 Nothing is its equal—
not gold or costly glass.
i 28.17 costly glass: In the ancient world, objects made of glass were costly.
17 The gold and the crystal cannot equal it: and the exchange of it shall not be for jewels of fine gold.
jewels...: or, vessels of
18 Wisdom is worth much more than
coral, jasper,
j 28.18 jasper: A valuable stone, usually green or clear.
or rubies.
18 No mention shall be made of coral, or of pearls: for the price of wisdom is above rubies.
coral: or, Ramoth
19 All the topaz
k 28.19 topaz: A valuable, yellow stone.
of Ethiopia
l 28.19 Ethiopia: The Hebrew text has “Cush,” which was a region south of Egypt that included parts of the present countries of Ethiopia and Sudan.
and the finest gold
cannot compare with it.
19 The topaz of Ethiopia shall not equal it, neither shall it be valued with pure gold.
20 Where then is wisdom?
20 Whence then cometh wisdom? and where is the place of understanding?
21 It is hidden from human eyes
and even from birds.
21 Seeing it is hid from the eyes of all living, and kept close from the fowls of the air.
air: or, heaven
22 Death and destruction
have merely heard rumors
about where it is found.
22 Destruction and death say, We have heard the fame thereof with our ears.
23 God is the only one who knows
28.23 Ba 3.35
the way to wisdom,
23 God understandeth the way thereof, and he knoweth the place thereof.
24 because he sees everything
beneath the heavens.
24 For he looketh to the ends of the earth, and seeth under the whole heaven;
25 When God divided out
the wind and the water,
25 To make the weight for the winds; and he weigheth the waters by measure.
26 and when he decided the path
for rain and lightning,
26 When he made a decree for the rain, and a way for the lightning of the thunder:
27 he also determined the truth
28.27 Si 1.9
and defined wisdom.
27 Then did he see it, and declare it; he prepared it, yea, and searched it out.
declare...: or, number it
28 God told us, “Wisdom means
28.28 Ps 111.10; Pr 1.7; 9.10.
that you respect me, the Lord,
and turn from sin.”
28 And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.

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