Job 28

Bishops(i) 1 There is a place wher siluer is brought out of, and where golde is tryed 2 Where yron is digged out of the grounde, & stones resolued to metall 3 The darkenesse shall once come to an ende: he can seke out the grounde of all thinges, the stones, the darke, and the shadowe of death 4 He causeth the fluddes to breake out against the inhabitant, and the waters forgotten of the foote, beyng hygher then man, are gone away 5 Out of the same earth commeth bread, and vnder it as it were fire is turned vp 6 The stones of it are a place of Saphires, and the dust of it is golde 7 There is a way that the birdes knowe not, that no vultures eye hath seene 8 Wherin the lions whelpes walke not, and where no lion commeth 9 [There] putteth he his hande vpon the stonie rockes, and ouerthroweth the mountaynes by the rootes 10 Riuers flowe out of the rockes, & loke what is pleasaunt, his eye seeth it 11 He bindeth the fluddes that they do not ouerflow: and the thing that is hid bringeth he to light 12 Where then is wysdome founde? and where is the place of vnderstanding 13 Ueryly no man can tell howe worthy a thing she is, neither is she found in the lande of them that lyue 14 The deepe sayth, She is not in me: the sea sayth, She is not with me 15 She can not be gotten for golde, neither may the price of her be bought with any siluer 16 No wedges of gold of Ophir, no precious Onix stones, no Saphires may be valued with her 17 No, neither golde nor christall shall be equall vnto it, nor her exchaunge shalbe for the plate of fine golde 18 No mention shalbe made of Corall nor of the Gabis: for wisdome is more precious then pearles 19 The Topas of Ethiopia shall not be equall vnto it, neither shall it be valued with the wedge of pure golde 20 Whence then commeth wysdome? and where is the place of vnderstanding 21 She is hid from the eyes of all men liuing, yea & from the foules of the ayre 22 Destruction and death say, We haue hearde the fame therof with our eares 23 But God seeth her way, and knoweth her place 24 For he beholdeth the endes of the worlde, and loketh vpon all that is vnder heauen 25 When he wayed the windes and measured the waters 26 When he made a decree for the rayne, and a way for the lightninges of the thunder 27 Then dyd he see her, then declared he her, prepared her, and knewe her 28 And vnto man he sayd: To feare the Lorde is wysdome, and to forsake euyll is vnderstanding