They have all disappeared and gone down to the world of the dead. Others have come along to take their place.
A later generation was born and lived in the land, but they too did not discover the way to knowledge. They did not find the path to Wisdom or ever reach her.
Their children also failed.
Wisdom was not found by the Canaanites. It has not been discovered by the Edomites
although they search after knowledge. The way to Wisdom has not been found by the merchants of Merran and Tema or by those who relate fables or by any others who seek understanding.
O Israel, how great is the universe in which God dwells! How vast is all that he possesses!
There is no end to it; there is no way to measure how wide or how high it is.
Here in early times the famous giants were born, a mighty race skilled in war. 1
But God did not choose them to be his people or show them the way of knowledge.
They died out because they had neither understanding nor insight.
No one has ever gone up into heaven to get Wisdom and bring her down out of the clouds.