Job 28:19-28 NIV

19 The topaz1 of Cush2 cannot compare with it; it cannot be bought with pure gold.3

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20 "Where then does wisdom come from? Where does understanding dwell?4

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      21 It is hidden from the eyes of every living thing, concealed even from the birds of the air.5

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          22 Destructiona6 and Death7 say, 'Only a rumor of it has reached our ears.'

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          23 God understands the way to it and he alone8 knows where it dwells,9

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          24 for he views the ends of the earth10 and sees everything under the heavens.11

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          25 When he established the force of the wind and measured out the waters,12

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          26 when he made a decree for the rain13 and a path for the thunderstorm,14

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          27 then he looked at wisdom and appraised it; he confirmed it and tested it.15

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          28 And he said to man, 'The fear of the Lord--that is wisdom, and to shun evil16 is understanding.17' "

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