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Job 28 CEBA/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 There is a sure source of silver, a place where gold is refined. 1 "There is a mine for silver and a place where gold is refined.
2 Iron is taken from the earth; rock is smelted into copper. 2 Iron is taken from the earth, and copper is smelted from ore.
3 Humans put an end to darkness, dig for ore to the farthest depths, into stone in utter darkness, 3 Man puts an end to the darkness; he searches the farthest recesses for ore in the blackest darkness.
4 open a shaft away from any inhabitant, places forgotten by those on foot, apart from any human they hang and sway. 4 Far from where people dwell he cuts a shaft, in places forgotten by the foot of man; far from men he dangles and sways.
5 Earth—from it comes food— is turned over below ground as by fire. 5 The earth, from which food comes, is transformed below as by fire;
6 Its rocks are the source for lapis lazuli; there is gold dust in it. 6 sapphires come from its rocks, and its dust contains nuggets of gold.
7 A path— no bird of prey knows it; a hawk's eye hasn't seen it; 7 No bird of prey knows that hidden path, no falcon's eye has seen it.
8 proud beasts haven't trodden on it; a lion hasn't crossed over it. 8 Proud beasts do not set foot on it, and no lion prowls there.
9 Humans thrust their hands into flint, pull up mountains from their roots, 9 Man's hand assaults the flinty rock and lays bare the roots of the mountains.
10 cut channels into rocks; their eyes see everything precious. 10 He tunnels through the rock; his eyes see all its treasures.
11 They dam up the sources of rivers; hidden things come to light. 11 He searches the sources of the rivers and brings hidden things to light.
12 But wisdom, where can it be found; where is the place of understanding? 12 "But where can wisdom be found? Where does understanding dwell?
13 Humankind doesn't know its value; it isn't found in the land of the living. 13 Man does not comprehend its worth; it cannot be found in the land of the living.
14 The Deep says, "It's not with me"; the Sea says, "Not alongside me!" 14 The deep says, 'It is not in me'; the sea says, 'It is not with me.'
15 It can't be bought with gold; its price can't be measured in silver, 15 It cannot be bought with the finest gold, nor can its price be weighed in silver.
16 can't be weighed against gold from Ophir, with precious onyx or lapis lazuli. 16 It cannot be bought with the gold of Ophir, with precious onyx or sapphires.
17 Neither gold nor glass can compare with it; she can't be acquired with gold jewelry. 17 Neither gold nor crystal can compare with it, nor can it be had for jewels of gold.
18 Coral and jasper shouldn't be mentioned; the price of wisdom is more than rubies. 18 Coral and jasper are not worthy of mention; the price of wisdom is beyond rubies.
19 Cushite topaz won't compare with her; she can't be set alongside pure gold. 19 The topaz of Cush cannot compare with it; it cannot be bought with pure gold.
20 But wisdom, where does she come from? Where is the place of understanding? 20 "Where then does wisdom come from? Where does understanding dwell?
21 She's hidden from the eyes of all the living, concealed from birds of the sky. 21 It is hidden from the eyes of every living thing, concealed even from the birds of the air.
22 Destruction and Death have said, "We've heard a report of her." 22 Destruction and Death say, 'Only a rumor of it has reached our ears.'
23 God understands her way; he knows her place; 23 God understands the way to it and he alone knows where it dwells,
24 for he looks to the ends of the earth and surveys everything beneath the heavens. 24 for he views the ends of the earth and sees everything under the heavens.
25 In order to weigh the wind, to prepare a measure for waters, 25 When he established the force of the wind and measured out the waters,
26 when he made a decree for the rain, a path for thunderbolts, 26 when he made a decree for the rain and a path for the thunderstorm,
27 then he observed it, spoke of it, established it, searched it out, 27 then he looked at wisdom and appraised it; he confirmed it and tested it.
28 and said to humankind: "Look, the fear of the LORD is wisdom; turning from evil is understanding." 28 And he said to man, 'The fear of the Lord--that is wisdom, and to shun evil is understanding.' "