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Interlude: Where Wisdom Is Found

1 There is a mine for silver and a place where gold is refined.
2 Iron is taken from the earth, and copper is smelted from ore.

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3 Mortals put an end to the darkness; they search out the farthest recesses for ore in the blackest darkness.
4 Far from human dwellings they cut a shaft, in places untouched by human feet; far from other people they dangle and sway.

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5 The earth, from which food comes, is transformed below as by fire;

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6 lapis lazuli comes from its rocks, and its dust contains nuggets of gold.

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7 No bird of prey knows that hidden path, no falcon’s eye has seen it.

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      8 Proud beasts do not set foot on it, and no lion prowls there.

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      9 People assault the flinty rock with their hands and lay bare the roots of the mountains.

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      10 They tunnel through the rock; their eyes see all its treasures.

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