2 Iron is taken out of the ||earth,
And brass is dmolten out of the stone.
And searcheth out eall perfection:
Even the waters hforgotten of the foot:
They are dried up, they are gone away from men.
5 As for ithe earth, out of it cometh bread:
And junder it is turned up as it were fire.
And it hath ||dust of gold.
8 The olion’s whelps have not trodden it,
Nor the pfierce lion passed by it.
9 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.
And rthe thing that is hid bringeth he forth to light.
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.
Neither shall silver be weighed for the price thereof.
17 The gold and the crystal cannot gequal it:
And the exchange of it shall not be for ||jewels of fine gold.
For the price of wisdom is above irubies.
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.
And seeth under the whole heaven;
25 To pmake the weight for the winds;
And he weigheth the waters by measure.
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.
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