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Wisdom: Job 28.1-28
Gold and silver are mined, then purified;
same is done with iron and copper.
Miners carry lanterns deep into the
to search for these metals.
They dig tunnels in distant,
where they dangle by ropes.
Far beneath the grain
fires are built to break loose those rocks
that have jewels or gold
Miners go to places unseen by the eyes of hawks;
they walk on soil unknown to the proudest lions.
With their own hands they remove sharp rocks
and uproot mountains.
They dig through the rocks in search of jewels
and precious metals.
They also uncover the sources of rivers
and discover secret places.
But where is wisdom found? No human knows the
Nor can it be discovered in the deepest sea.
It is worth much more than silver or pure gold
or precious stones.
Nothing is its equalnot
gold or costly glass.
Wisdom is worth much more than
coral, jasper, or
All the topaz of Ethiopiag and the finest gold
Where then is wisdom?
It is hidden
from human eyes and even from birds.
Death and destruction have merely
about where it is found.
God is the only one who knows
the way to wisdom,
because he sees everything
beneath the heavens.
When God divided out the wind and the water,
when he decided the path for rain and lightning,
also determined the truth and defined wisdom.
God told us, "Wisdom means
that you respect me, the LORD,
and turn from sin."
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