Job 28 - Interlinear Bible

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Job Tells of Earth's Treasures

1 "Surely there is a mine for silver And a place where they refine gold.
.WQ{z'y b'h'Z;l ~w{q'm.W a'cw{m @,s,K;l vey yiK
2 "Iron is taken from the dust, And copper is smelted from rock.
3 "Man puts an end to darkness, And to the farthest limit he searches out The rock in gloom and deep shadow.
reqw{x a.Wh tyil.k;T -l'k.l.W .$,v{x;l ~'f #eq ? t,w'm.l;c.w l,p{a !,b,a
4 "He sinks a shaft far from habitation, Forgotten by the foot ; They hang and swing to and fro far from men.
l,g'r -yiNim ~yix'K.viN;h r'G -mi[em l;x;n #;r'P ? .W['n vw{n/aem .WL;D
5 "The earth, from it comes food, And underneath it is turned up as fire.
vea -w{m.K .$;P.h,n 'hy,T.x;t.w ~,x'l -aecey h'N,Mim #,r,a
6 "Its rocks are the source of sapphires, And its dust contains gold.
w{l b'h'z t{r.p;[.w 'hy,n'b]a ryiP;s -mw{q.m
7 "The path no bird of prey knows, Nor has the falcon's eye caught sight of it.
!ye[ .WT;p'z.v a{l.w jIy'[ w{['d.y -a{l byit'n ? h'Y;a
8 "The proud beasts have not trodden it, Nor has the fierce lion passed over it.
wy'l'[ h'd'[ -a{l #;x'v -yen.b .WhUkyir.dih -a{l ? l;x'v
9 "He puts his hand on the flint ; He overturns the mountains at the base.
10 "He hews out channels through the rocks, And his eye sees anything precious.
h't]a'r r'q.y -l'k.w ;[eQiB ~yir{a.y tw{r.WC;B ? w{nye[
11 "He dams up the streams from flowing, And what is hidden he brings out to the light.

The Search for Wisdom Is Harder

12 "But where can wisdom be found ? And where is the place of understanding ?
13 " Man does not know its value, Nor is it found in the land of the living.
#,r,a.B aec'Mit a{l.w H'K.r,[ vw{n/a [;d'y -a{l ? ~yiY;x;h
14 "The deep says, 'It is not in me'; And the sea says, 'It is not with me.'
!yea r;m'a ~'y.w ayih -yib a{l r;m'a ~w{h.T ? yid'Mi[
15 " Pure gold cannot be given in exchange for it, Nor can silver be weighed as its price.
@,s,K leq'VIy a{l.w 'hy,T.x;T rw{g.s !;TUy -a{l ? H'ryix.m
16 "It cannot be valued in the gold of Ophir, In precious onyx, or sapphire.
ryiP;s.w r'q'y ~;h{v.B ryipw{a ~,t,k.B h,LUs.t -a{l
17 " Gold or glass cannot equal it, Nor can it be exchanged for articles of fine gold.
H't'r.Wm.t.W tyikw{k.z.W b'h'z h'N,k.r;[;y -a{l ? z'p -yil.K
18 "Coral and crystal are not to be mentioned ; And the acquisition of wisdom is above that of pearls.
19 "The topaz of Ethiopia cannot equal it, Nor can it be valued in pure gold.
rw{h'j ~,t,k.B v.WK -t;d.jiP h'N,k.r;[;y -a{l ? h,LUs.t a{l
20 " Where then does wisdom come from? And where is the place of understanding ?
h'nyiB ~w{q.m h,z yea.w aw{b'T !Iy;aem h'm.k'x;h.w
21 "Thus it is hidden from the eyes of all living And concealed from the birds of the sky.
~Iy;m'V;h @w{[em.W y'x -l'k yenye[em h'm.l,[,n.w ? h'r'T.sin
22 " Abaddon and Death say, 'With our ears we have heard a report of it.'
23 " God understands its way, And He knows its place.
H'mw{q.m -t,a [;d'y a.Wh.w H'K.r;D !yibeh ~yih{l/a
24 "For He looks to the ends of the earth And sees everything under the heavens.
~Iy;m'V;h -l'K t;x;T jyiB;y #,r'a'h -tw{c.qil a.Wh -yiK ? h,a.rIy
25 "When He imparted weight to the wind And meted out the waters by measure,
h'Dim.B !eKiT ~Iy;m.W l'q.vim ;x.Wr'l tw{f][;l
26 When He set a limit for the rain And a course for the thunderbolt *,
tw{l{q zyiz]x;l .$,r,d.w q{x r'j'M;l w{tf][;B
27 Then He saw it and declared it; He established it and also searched it out.
H'r'q]x -m;g.w H'nyik/h H'r.P;s.y;w H'a'r z'a
28 "And to man He said, 'Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom ; And to depart from evil is understanding.' "
h'm.k'x ayih y'n{d]a t;a.rIy !eh ~'d'a'l r,ma{Y;w ? h'nyiB ['rem r.Ws.w