Job 28 (asv)
And copper is molten out of the stone.
28:3Man setteth an end to darkness,
And searcheth out, to the furthest bound,
The stones of obscurity and of thick darkness.
28:4He breaketh open a shaft away from where men sojourn;
They are forgotten of the foot;
They hang afar from men, they swing to and fro.
And underneath it is turned up as it were by fire.
28:6The stones thereof are the place of sapphires,
28:7That path no bird of prey knoweth,
Neither hath the falcon's eye seen it:
28:8The proud beasts have not trodden it,
Nor hath the fierce lion passed thereby.
28:9He putteth forth his hand upon the flinty rock;
He overturneth the mountains by the roots.
28:10He cutteth out channels among the rocks;
And his eye seeth every precious thing.
28:11He bindeth the streams that they trickle not;
And the thing that is hid bringeth he forth to light. \\ \\
28:12But where shall wisdom be found?
28:13Man knoweth not the price thereof;
Neither is it found in the land of the living.
28:14The deep saith, It is not in me;
And the sea saith, It is not with me.
28:15It cannot be gotten for gold,
Neither shall silver be weighed for the price thereof.
With the precious onyx, or the sapphire.
28:17Gold and glass cannot equal it,
28:18No mention shall be made of coral or of crystal:
Yea, the price of wisdom is above rubies.
28:19The topaz of Ethiopia shall not equal it,
28:20Whence then cometh wisdom?
28:21Seeing it is hid from the eyes of all living,
And kept close from the birds of the heavens.
28:22Destruction and Death say,
We have heard a rumor thereof with our ears. \\ \\
And he knoweth the place thereof.
28:24For he looketh to the ends of the earth,
And seeth under the whole heaven;
28:25To make a weight for the wind:
Yea, he meteth out the waters by measure.
28:27Then did he see it, and declare it;
He established it, yea, and searched it out.
28:28And unto man he said,