Job 28:12-28 NAS

The Search for Wisdom Is Harder

12 "But 1where can wisdom be found? And where is the place of understanding?

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13 "2Man does not know its value, Nor is it found in the land of the living.

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14 "The deep says, 'It is not in me'; And the sea says, 'It is not with me.'
15 "3Pure gold cannot be given in exchange for it, Nor can silver be weighed as its price.

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16 "It cannot be valued in the gold of Ophir, In precious onyx, or sapphire.
17 "4Gold or glass cannot equal it, Nor can it be exchanged for articles of fine gold.

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18 "Coral and crystal are not to be mentioned; And the acquisition of 5wisdom is above that of pearls.

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19 "The topaz of Ethiopia cannot equal it, Nor can it be valued in 6pure gold.

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20 "7Where then does wisdom come from? And where is the place of understanding?

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21 "Thus it is hidden from the eyes of all living And concealed from the birds of the sky.
22 "a8Abaddon and Death say, 'With our ears we have heard a report of it.'

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    • ƛ 28:22 - I.e. Destruction
      23 "9God understands its way, And He knows its place.

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      24 "For He 10looks to the ends of the earth And sees everything under the heavens.

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      25 "When He imparted 11weight to the wind And 12meted out the waters by measure,

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      26 When He set a 13limit for the rain And a course for the 14thunderbolt *,

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      27 Then He saw it and declared it; He established it and also searched it out.
      28 "And to man He said, 'Behold, the 15fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; And to depart from evil is understanding.' "

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