Surely there is a vein for the silver, and a place for gold [where] they fine4 [it].
Iron is taken93 out of the earth, and brass [is] molten4 [out of] the stone.
He setteth1 an end to darkness, and searcheth out6 all perfection: the stones of darkness, and the shadow of death.
The flood breaketh out1 from the inhabitant;6 [even the waters] forgotten12 of the foot: they are dried up,1 they are gone away1 from men.
[As for] the earth, out of it cometh4 bread: and under it is turned up8 as it were fire.
The stones of it [are] the place of sapphires: and it hath dust of gold.
[There is] a path which no fowl knoweth,1 and which the vulture's eye hath not seen:1
The lion's whelps have not trodden52 it, nor the fierce lion passed1 by it.
He putteth forth1 his hand upon the rock; he overturneth1 the mountains by the roots.
He cutteth out14 rivers among the rocks; and his eye seeth1 every precious thing.
He bindeth14 the floods from overflowing; and [the thing that is] hid bringeth he forth55 to light.
But where shall wisdom be found?11 and where [is] the place of understanding?
Man knoweth1 not the price thereof; neither is it found11 in the land of the living.
The depth saith,1 It [is] not in me: and the sea saith,1 [It is] not with me.
It cannot be gotten93 for gold, neither shall silver be weighed11 [for] the price thereof.
It cannot be valued29 with the gold of Ophir, with the precious onyx, or the sapphire.
The gold and the crystal cannot equal4 it: and the exchange of it [shall not be for] jewels of fine gold.
No mention11 shall be made of coral, or of pearls: for the price of wisdom [is] above rubies.
The topaz of Ethiopia shall not equal4 it, neither shall it be valued29 with pure gold.
Whence then cometh4 wisdom? and where [is] the place of understanding?
Seeing it is hid8 from the eyes of all living, and kept close8 from the fowls of the air.
Destruction and death say,1 We have heard1 the fame thereof with our ears.
God understandeth52 the way thereof, and he knoweth1 the place thereof.
For he looketh55 to the ends of the earth, [and] seeth4 under the whole heaven;
To make2 the weight for the winds; and he weigheth14 the waters by measure.
When he made2 a decree for the rain, and a way for the lightning of the thunder:
Then did he see1 it, and declare17 it; he prepared52 it, yea, and searched it out.1
And unto man he said,4 Behold, the fear of the Lord, that [is] wisdom; and to depart2 from evil [is] understanding.