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Job 28:11-13 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

11 He bindeth the floods, that they do not overflow, and the thing that is hid, bringeth he to light.

12 But where is wisdom found? [a]and where is the place of understanding?

13 Man knoweth not [b]the price thereof: for it is not found in the land of the living.


  1. Job 28:12 Though God’s power and wisdom may be understood in earthly things, yet his heavenly wisdom cannot be attained unto.
  2. Job 28:13 It is too high a thing for man to attain unto in this world.
1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

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Job 28:11-13 New International Version (NIV)

11 They search[a] the sources of the rivers
    and bring hidden things to light.

12 But where can wisdom be found?
    Where does understanding dwell?
13 No mortal comprehends its worth;
    it cannot be found in the land of the living.


  1. Job 28:11 Septuagint, Aquila and Vulgate; Hebrew They dam up
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