Job 28 ©
Job sheweth that although man may by his industry search deep into nature, yet is the wisdom and understanding of God's ways beyond his reach, being comprehended by God only. Man's wisdom is to fear God and to depart from evil.
Iron is taken out of the 2earth, and brass is molten out of the stone.
The flood breaketh out from the inhabitant; even the waters cforgotten of the foot: they are dried up, they are gone away from men.
The lion's whelps have not trodden it, nor the fierce lion passed by it.
He putteth forth his hand upon the 4rock; he overturneth the mountains by the roots.
He bindeth the floods 5from overflowing; and the thing that is hid bringeth he forth to light.
The gold and the crystal cannot equal it: and the exchange of it shall not be for 7jewels of fine gold.
The topaz of Ethiopia shall not equal it, neither shall it be valued with pure gold.
Then did he see it, and 10declare it; he prepared it, yea, and searched it out.