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1 Silver has its mines, and gold a place for refining.
1Chr 29:2-5  1Kgs 7:48-50  1Kgs 10:21  1Pet 1:7  Gen 2:11-12  Gen 23:15  Gen 24:22 

2 Iron is extracted from the earth, the smelted rocks yield copper.
Deut 8:9  Gen 4:22  Num 31:22  1Chr 22:14 

3 Man makes an end of darkness, to the utmost limit he digs the black rock in shadow dark as death.
Eccl 1:13  Hab 2:13  Job 10:21-22  Job 12:22  Job 38:16-17  Luke 16:8  Matt 6:33 

4 Foreigners bore into ravines in unfrequented places, swinging suspended far from human beings.

5 That earth from which bread comes is ravaged underground by fire.
Ezek 28:13-14  Gen 1:11-12  Gen 1:29  Isa 28:25-29  Ps 104:14-15 

6 There, the rocks have veins of sapphire and their dust contains gold.
Exod 24:10  Job 28:16  Isa 54:11  Rev 21:19  Song 5:14 

7 That is a path unknown to birds of prey, unseen by the eye of any vulture;
Job 11:6  Job 28:21-23  Job 38:19  Job 38:24  Rom 11:33 

8 a path not trodden by the lordly beasts, where no lion ever walked.

9 Man attacks the flint, upturning mountains by their roots.
Nah 1:4-6 

10 He cuts canals through the rock, on the watch for anything precious.
Hab 3:9  Prov 14:23  Prov 24:4 

11 He explores the sources of rivers, bringing hidden things to light.
1Cor 4:5  Isa 37:25  Isa 44:27  Isa 45:2-3  Job 26:8 

12 But where does Wisdom come from? Where is Intelligence to be found?
Job 28:20  Jas 1:5  1Cor 1:19-20  Col 2:3  Eccl 7:23-25  Job 28:28  Prov 2:4-6 

13 No human being knows the way to her, she is not to be found on earth where they live.
Eccl 8:16-17  Isa 38:11  Isa 53:8  Job 28:15-19  Job 28:21-22  Matt 13:44-46  Ps 19:10 

14 'She is not in me,' says the Abyss; 'Nor here,' replies the Sea.
Rom 11:33-34 

15 She cannot be bought with solid gold, nor paid for with any weight of silver,
Prov 16:16  Prov 3:13-15  Prov 8:10-11  Prov 8:19  Job 28:18  Prov 8:17 

16 nor valued against gold of Ophir, precious agate or sapphire.
Isa 13:12  Ps 45:9  1Chr 29:4  Exod 28:20  Ezek 28:13 

17 Neither gold nor glass compares with her, for her, a vase of fine gold would be no exchange,
Ezek 1:22  Rev 4:6  Rev 21:11  Rev 22:1  Prov 16:16 

18 let alone coral or crystal: better go fishing for Wisdom than for pearls!
Prov 3:15  Ezek 27:16  Lam 4:7  Prov 31:10  1Tim 2:9  Matt 7:6  Matt 13:45-46 

19 Topaz from Cush is worthless in comparison, and gold, even refined, is valueless.
Exod 28:17  Exod 39:10  Ezek 28:13  Rev 21:20  Prov 8:19 

20 But where does Wisdom come from? Where is Intelligence to be found?
Jas 1:5  Jas 1:17  Job 28:12  Eccl 7:23-24  Job 28:23  Job 28:28  Prov 2:6 

21 She cannot be seen by any living creature, she is hidden from the birds of the sky.
1Cor 2:7-10  Col 2:3  Matt 11:25  Matt 13:17  Matt 13:35  Ps 49:3-4 

22 Perdition and Death both say, 'We have heard only rumours of her.'
Job 26:6  Job 28:14  Ps 83:10-12 

23 God alone understands her path and knows where she is to be found.
Prov 8:22-31  1Cor 1:30  Rom 11:33  Acts 15:18  Jude 1:25  Luke 10:21-22  Matt 11:27 

24 (For he sees to the remotest parts of the earth, and observes all that lies under heaven.)
Prov 15:3  Zech 4:10  2Chr 16:9  Ps 33:13-14  Rev 5:6 

25 When he willed to give weight to the wind and measured out the waters with a gauge,
Ps 135:7  Isa 40:12  Job 12:15 

26 when he imposed a law on the rain and mapped a route for thunderclaps to follow,
Job 38:25  Job 37:3  Amos 4:7  Jer 14:22  Job 36:26  Job 36:32  Job 37:11 

27 then he saw and evaluated her, looked her through and through, assessing her.
Ps 19:1  Prov 8:22-29 

28 Then he said to human beings, 'Wisdom? - that is fear of the Lord; Intelligence? - avoidance of evil.'
Prov 1:7  Ps 111:10  Deut 4:6  Prov 9:10  Prov 3:7  Eccl 12:13  Jas 3:13-17