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Passage Lookup: Job 28:1-28

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Job 28:1
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"Surely there is a [a]mine for silver And a place [b]where they refine gold.
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Job 28:2
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"Iron is taken from the dust, And copper is smelted from rock.
Job 28:3
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"Man puts an end to darkness, And (a)to the farthest limit he searches out The rock in gloom and deep shadow.
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Job 28:4
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"He [c]sinks a shaft far from [d]habitation, Forgotten by the foot; They hang and swing to and fro far from men.
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Job 28:5
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"The earth, from it comes food, And underneath it is turned up as fire.
Job 28:6
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"Its rocks are the [e]source of sapphires, And its dust contains gold.
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Job 28:7
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"The path no bird of prey knows, Nor has the falcon's eye caught sight of it.
Job 28:8
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"The [f]proud beasts have not trodden it, Nor has the fierce lion passed over it.
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Job 28:9
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"He puts his hand on the flint; He overturns the mountains at the [g]base.
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Job 28:10
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"He hews out channels through the rocks, And his eye sees anything precious.
Job 28:11
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"He dams up the streams from [h]flowing, And what is hidden he brings out to the light.
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Job 28:12
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"But (b)where can wisdom be found? And where is the place of understanding?
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Job 28:13
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"(c)Man does not know its value, Nor is it found in the land of the living.
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Job 28:14
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"The deep says, ‘It is not in me'; And the sea says, ‘It is not with me.'
Job 28:15
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"(d)Pure gold cannot be given in exchange for it, Nor can silver be weighed as its price.
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Job 28:16
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"It cannot be valued in the gold of Ophir, In precious onyx, or sapphire.
Job 28:17
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"(e)Gold or glass cannot equal it, Nor can it be exchanged for articles of fine gold.
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Job 28:18
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"Coral and crystal are not to be mentioned; And the acquisition of (f)wisdom is above that of pearls.
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Job 28:19
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"The topaz of Ethiopia cannot equal it, Nor can it be valued in (g)pure gold.
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Job 28:20
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"(h)Where then does wisdom come from? And where is the place of understanding?
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Job 28:21
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"Thus it is hidden from the eyes of all living And concealed from the birds of the sky.
Job 28:22
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"[i](i)Abaddon and Death say, ‘With our ears we have heard a report of it.'
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Job 28:23
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"(j)God understands its way, And He knows its place.
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Job 28:24
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"For He (k)looks to the ends of the earth And sees everything under the heavens.
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Job 28:25
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"When He imparted (l)weight to the wind And (m)meted out the waters by measure,
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Job 28:26
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When He set a (n)limit for the rain And a course for the (o)thunderbolt,
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Job 28:27
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Then He saw it and declared it; He established it and also searched it out.
Job 28:28
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"And to man He said, ‘Behold, the (p)fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; And to depart from evil is understanding.'"
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