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28 Surely there is ||a vein for the asilver,

And ba place for gold where they cfine it.

Iron is taken out of the ||earth,

And brass is dmolten out of the stone.

He setteth an end to darkness,

And searcheth out eall perfection:

The stones of fdarkness, and the gshadow of death.

The flood breaketh out from the inhabitant;

Even the waters hforgotten of the foot:

They are dried up, they are gone away from men.

As for ithe earth, out of it cometh bread:

And junder it is turned up as it were fire.

The stones of it are kthe place of lsapphires:

And it hath ||dust of gold.

There is a path which no fowl knoweth,

And which the mvulture’s neye hath not seen:

The olion’s whelps have not trodden it,

Nor the pfierce lion passed by it.

He putteth forth his hand upon the ||rock;

He overturneth the mountains by the roots.

10  He cutteth out qrivers among the rocks;

And his eye seeth every precious thing.

11  He bindeth the qfloods from overflowing;

And rthe thing that is hid bringeth he forth to light.

12  sBut where shall twisdom be found?

And where is the place of tunderstanding?

13  Man knoweth not the uprice thereof;

Neither is it found in xthe land of the living.

14  yThe depth saith, It is not in me:

And the sea saith, It is not with me.

15  It zcannot be gotten for agold,

Neither shall silver be weighed for the price thereof.

16  It cannot bbe valued with the cgold of dOphir,

With the precious eonyx, or the fsapphire.

17  The gold and the crystal cannot gequal it:

And the exchange of it shall not be for ||jewels of fine gold.

18  hNo mention shall be made of ||coral, or of hhpearls:

For the price of wisdom is above irubies.

19  The jtopaz of kEthiopia shall not gequal it,

Neither bshall it be valued with pure cgold.

20  lWhence then cometh wisdom?

And where is the place of understanding?

21  Seeing it is hid from the eyes mof all living,

And kept close from the fowls of the ||air.

22  nDestruction and death say,

We have heard the fame thereof with our ears.

23  oGod understandeth the way thereof,

And he knoweth the place thereof.

24  For he looketh to the ends of the earth,

And seeth under the whole heaven;

25  To pmake the weight for the winds;

And he weigheth the waters by measure.

26  qWhen he made a rdecree for the rain,

And a sway for the lightning of the thunder:

27  Then did he see it, and ||declare it;

He prepared it, yea, and searched it out.

28  And unto man he said, Behold, tthe fear of the Lord, that is wisdom;

And uto depart from evil is understanding.

KJV 1900

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This King James Version is based upon the Pure Cambridge Edition first published around 1900. It has been carefully typeset to remove any typographical errors and accurately reflects the original text.

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