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Job 28

MSG 1 "We all know how silver seams the rocks, we've seen the stuff from which gold is refined, NIV 1 "There is a mine for silver and a place where gold is refined. MSG 2 We're aware of how iron is dug out of the ground and copper is smelted from rock. NIV 2 Iron is taken from the earth, and copper is smelted from ore. MSG 3 Miners penetrate the earth's darkness, searching the roots of the mountains for ore, digging away in the suffocating darkness. NIV 3 Man puts an end to the darkness; he searches the farthest recesses for ore in the blackest darkness. MSG 4 Far from civilization, far from the traffic, they cut a shaft, and are lowered into it by ropes. NIV 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. MSG 5 Earth's surface is a field for grain, but its depths are a forge NIV 5 The earth, from which food comes, is transformed below as by fire; MSG 6 Firing sapphires from stones and chiseling gold from rocks. NIV 6 sapphires come from its rocks, and its dust contains nuggets of gold. MSG 7 Vultures are blind to its riches, hawks never lay eyes on it. NIV 7 No bird of prey knows that hidden path, no falcon's eye has seen it. MSG 8 Wild animals are oblivious to it, lions don't know it's there. NIV 8 Proud beasts do not set foot on it, and no lion prowls there. MSG 9 Miners hammer away at the rock, they uproot the mountains. NIV 9 Man's hand assaults the flinty rock and lays bare the roots of the mountains. MSG 10 They tunnel through the rock and find all kinds of beautiful gems. NIV 10 He tunnels through the rock; his eyes see all its treasures. MSG 11 They discover the origins of rivers, and bring earth's secrets to light. NIV 11 He searches the sources of the rivers and brings hidden things to light. MSG 12 "But where, oh where, will they find Wisdom? Where does Insight hide? NIV 12 "But where can wisdom be found? Where does understanding dwell? MSG 13 Mortals don't have a clue, haven't the slightest idea where to look. NIV 13 Man does not comprehend its worth; it cannot be found in the land of the living. MSG 14 Earth's depths say, 'It's not here'; ocean deeps echo, 'Never heard of it.' NIV 14 The deep says, 'It is not in me'; the sea says, 'It is not with me.' MSG 15 It can't be bought with the finest gold; no amount of silver can get it. NIV 15 It cannot be bought with the finest gold, nor can its price be weighed in silver. MSG 16 Even famous Ophir gold can't buy it, not even diamonds and sapphires. NIV 16 It cannot be bought with the gold of Ophir, with precious onyx or sapphires. MSG 17 Neither gold nor emeralds are comparable; extravagant jewelry can't touch it. NIV 17 Neither gold nor crystal can compare with it, nor can it be had for jewels of gold. MSG 18 Pearl necklaces and ruby bracelets - why bother? None of this is even a down payment on Wisdom! NIV 18 Coral and jasper are not worthy of mention; the price of wisdom is beyond rubies. MSG 19 Pile gold and African diamonds as high as you will, they can't hold a candle to Wisdom. NIV 19 The topaz of Cush cannot compare with it; it cannot be bought with pure gold. MSG 20 "So where does Wisdom come from? And where does Insight live? NIV 20 "Where then does wisdom come from? Where does understanding dwell? MSG 21 It can't be found by looking, no matter how deep you dig, no matter how high you fly. NIV 21 It is hidden from the eyes of every living thing, concealed even from the birds of the air. MSG 22 If you search through the graveyard and question the dead, they say, 'We've only heard rumors of it.' NIV 22 Destruction and Death say, 'Only a rumor of it has reached our ears.' MSG 23 "God alone knows the way to Wisdom, he knows the exact place to find it. NIV 23 God understands the way to it and he alone knows where it dwells, MSG 24 He knows where everything is on earth, he sees everything under heaven. NIV 24 for he views the ends of the earth and sees everything under the heavens. MSG 25 After he commanded the winds to blow and measured out the waters, NIV 25 When he established the force of the wind and measured out the waters, MSG 26 Arranged for the rain and set off explosions of thunder and lightning, NIV 26 when he made a decree for the rain and a path for the thunderstorm, MSG 27 He focused on Wisdom, made sure it was all set and tested and ready. NIV 27 then he looked at wisdom and appraised it; he confirmed it and tested it. MSG 28 Then he addressed the human race: 'Here it is! Fear-of-the-Lord - that's Wisdom, and Insight means shunning evil.'" NIV 28 And he said to man, 'The fear of the Lord--that is wisdom, and to shun evil is understanding.' "