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28 “Surely there is a mine for silver,
and a place for gold that they yrefine.
and copper is smelted from the ore.
and searches out to the farthest limit
they are forgotten by travelers;
they hang in the air, far away from mankind; they swing to and fro.
5 As for the earth, bout of it comes bread,
but underneath it is turned up as by fire.
and it has dust of gold.
and the falcon’s eye has not seen it.
8 dThe proud beasts have not trodden it;
ethe lion has not passed over it.
9 “Man puts his hand to fthe flinty rock
and overturns mountains by the roots.
and his eye sees every precious thing.
and the thing that is hidden he brings out to light.
12 g“But where shall wisdom be found?
And where is the place of understanding?
and it is not found in hthe land of the living.
14 iThe deep says, ‘It is not in me,’
and the sea says, ‘It is not with me.’
15 It jcannot be bought for gold,
and silver cannot be weighed as its price.
nor can it be exchanged for jewels of fine gold.
18 No mention shall be made of ocoral or of crystal;
19 qThe topaz of Ethiopia cannot equal it,
nor can it be valued in pure gold.
And where is the place of understanding?
21 It is hidden from the eyes of rall living
and concealed from the birds of the air.
22 sAbaddon and Death say,
‘We have heard a rumor of it with our ears.’
23 t“God understands the way to it,
and he knows its place.
24 For he ulooks to the ends of the earth
and sees everything under the heavens.
25 When he vgave to the wind its weight
and apportioned the waters by measure,
and wa way for the lightning of the thunder,
he established it, and searched it out.
‘Behold, xthe fear of the Lord, that is wisdom,
and to yturn away from evil is understanding.’ ”
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