28:1 Surely there is a vein for the silver, and a place for gold {where} they fine {it}.
28:1 Surely there is a vein for the silver, and a place for gold {where} they refine {it}.

28:2 Iron is taken out of the earth, and brass {is} melted {out of} the stone.
28:2 Iron is taken out of the earth, and brass {is} melted {out of} the stone.

28:3 He setteth an end to darkness, and searcheth out all perfection: the stones of darkness, and the shades of death.
28:3 He setteth an end to darkness, and searcheth out all perfection: the stones of darkness, and the shadow of death.

28:4 The flood breaketh out from the inhabitant: {even the waters} forgotten by the foot: they are dried up, they have gone away from men.
28:4 The flood breaketh out from the inhabitant; {even the waters} forgotten by the foot: they are dried up, they have gone away from men.

28:5 {As for} the earth, out of it cometh bread: and under it is turned up as it were fire.
28:5 {As for} the earth, out of it cometh bread: and under it is turned up as it were fire.

28:6 The stones of it {are} the place of sapphires: and it hath dust of gold.
28:6 The stones of it {are} the place of sapphires: and it hath dust of gold.

28:7 {There is} a path which no fowl knoweth, and which the vultur's eye hath not seen:
28:7 {There is} a path which no fowl knoweth, and which the vulture's eye hath not seen:

28:8 The lion's whelps have not trodden it, nor the fierce lion passed by it.
28:8 The lion's whelps have not trodden it, nor the fierce lion passed by it.

28:9 He putteth forth his hand upon the rock; he overturneth the mountains by the roots.
28:9 He putteth forth his hand upon the rock; he overturneth the mountains by the roots.

28:10 He cutteth out rivers among the rocks; and his eye seeth every precious thing.
28:10 He cutteth out rivers among the rocks; and his eye seeth every precious thing.

28:11 He bindeth the floods from overflowing; and {the thing that is} hid he bringeth forth to light.
28:11 He bindeth the floods from overflowing; and {the thing that is} hid he bringeth forth to light.

28:12 But where shall wisdom be found? and where {is} the place of understanding?
28:12 But where shall wisdom be found? and where {is} the place of understanding?

28:13 Man knoweth not the price of it; neither is it found in the land of the living.
28:13 Man knoweth not the price of it; neither is it found in the land of the living.

28:14 The depth saith, It {is} not in me: and the sea saith, {It is} not with me.
28:14 The depth saith, It {is} not in me: and the sea saith, {It is} not with me.

28:15 It cannot be obtained for gold, neither shall silver be weighed {for} the price of it.
28:15 It cannot be obtained for gold, neither shall silver be weighed {for} the price of it.

28:16 It cannot be valued with the gold of Ophir, with the precious onyx, or the sapphire.
28:16 It cannot be valued with the gold of Ophir, with the precious onyx, or the sapphire.

28:17 The gold and the crystal cannot equal it: and the exchange of it {shall not be for} jewels of fine gold.
28:17 The gold and the crystal cannot equal it: and the exchange of it {shall not be for} jewels of fine gold.

28:18 No mention shall be made of coral, or of pearls: for the price of wisdom {is} above rubies.
28:18 No mention shall be made of coral, or of pearls: for the price of wisdom {is} above rubies.

28:19 The topaz of Cush shall not equal it, neither shall it be valued with pure gold.
28:19 The topaz of Cush shall not equal it, neither shall it be valued with pure gold.

28:20 Whence then cometh wisdom? and where {is} the place of understanding?
28:20 Where then cometh wisdom? and where {is} the place of understanding?

28:21 Seeing it is hid from the eyes of all living, and kept close from the fowls of the air.
28:21 Seeing it is hid from the eyes of all living, and kept close from the fowls of the air.

28:22 Destruction and death say, We have heard the fame of it with our ears.
28:22 Destruction and death say, We have heard the fame of it with our ears.

28:23 God understandeth the way of it, and he knoweth its place.
28:23 God understandeth the way of it, and he knoweth its place.

28:24 For he looketh to the ends of the earth, {and} seeth under the whole heaven;
28:24 For he looketh to the ends of the earth, {and} seeth under the whole heaven;

28:25 To make the weight for the winds; and he weigheth the waters by measure.
28:25 To make the weight for the winds; and he weigheth the waters by measure.

28:26 When he made a decree for the rain, and a way for the lightning of the thunder:
28:26 When he made a decree for the rain, and a way for the lightning of the thunder:

28:27 Then did he see it, and declare it; he prepared it, yea, and searched it out.
28:27 Then did he see it, and declare it; he prepared it, yea, and searched it out.

28:28 And to man he said, Behold, the fear of the LORD, that {is} wisdom; and to depart from evil {is} understanding.
28:28 And to man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that {is} wisdom; and to depart from evil {is} understanding.