Job 28

Surely there is a vein for the silver, and a place for gold where they fine it.
habet argentum venarum suarum principia et auro locus est in quo conflatur
Iron is taken out of the earth, and brass is molten out of the stone.
ferrum de terra tollitur et lapis solutus calore in aes vertitur
He setteth an end to darkness, and searcheth out all perfection: the stones of darkness, and the shadow of death.
tempus posuit tenebris et universorum finem ipse considerat lapidem quoque caliginis et umbram mortis
The flood breaketh out from the inhabitant; even the waters forgotten of the foot: they are dried up, they are gone away from men.
dividit torrens a populo peregrinante eos quos oblitus est pes egentis hominum et invios
As for the earth, out of it cometh bread: and under it is turned up as it were fire.
terra de qua oriebatur panis in loco suo igne subversa est
The stones of it are the place of sapphires: and it hath dust of gold.
locus sapphyri lapides eius et glebae illius aurum
There is a path which no fowl knoweth, and which the vulture's eye hath not seen:
semitam ignoravit avis nec intuitus est oculus vulturis
The lion's whelps have not trodden it, nor the fierce lion passed by it.
non calcaverunt eam filii institorum nec pertransivit per eam leaena
He putteth forth his hand upon the rock; he overturneth the mountains by the roots.
ad silicem extendit manum suam subvertit a radicibus montes
He cutteth out rivers among the rocks; and his eye seeth every precious thing.
in petris rivos excidit et omne pretiosum vidit oculus eius
He bindeth the floods from overflowing; and the thing that is hid bringeth he forth to light.
profunda quoque fluviorum scrutatus est et abscondita produxit in lucem
But where shall wisdom be found? and where is the place of understanding?
sapientia vero ubi invenitur et quis est locus intellegentiae
Man knoweth not the price thereof; neither is it found in the land of the living.
nescit homo pretium eius nec invenitur in terra suaviter viventium
The depth saith, It is not in me: and the sea saith, It is not with me.
abyssus dicit non est in me et mare loquitur non est mecum
It cannot be gotten for gold, neither shall silver be weighed for the price thereof.
non dabitur aurum obrizum pro ea nec adpendetur argentum in commutatione eius
It cannot be valued with the gold of Ophir, with the precious onyx, or the sapphire.
non conferetur tinctis Indiae coloribus nec lapidi sardonico pretiosissimo vel sapphyro
The gold and the crystal cannot equal it: and the exchange of it shall not be for jewels of fine gold.
non adaequabitur ei aurum vel vitrum nec commutabuntur pro ea vasa auri
No mention shall be made of coral, or of pearls: for the price of wisdom is above rubies.
excelsa et eminentia non memorabuntur conparatione eius trahitur autem sapientia de occultis
The topaz of Ethiopia shall not equal it, neither shall it be valued with pure gold.
non adaequabitur ei topazium de Aethiopia nec tincturae mundissimae conponetur
Whence then cometh wisdom? and where is the place of understanding?
unde ergo sapientia veniet et quis est locus intellegentiae
Seeing it is hid from the eyes of all living, and kept close from the fowls of the air.
abscondita est ab oculis omnium viventium volucres quoque caeli latet
Destruction and death say, We have heard the fame thereof with our ears.
perditio et mors dixerunt auribus nostris audivimus famam eius
God understandeth the way thereof, and he knoweth the place thereof.
Deus intellegit viam eius et ipse novit locum illius
For he looketh to the ends of the earth, and seeth under the whole heaven;
ipse enim fines mundi intuetur et omnia quae sub caelo sunt respicit
To make the weight for the winds; and he weigheth the waters by measure.
qui fecit ventis pondus et aquas adpendit mensura
When he made a decree for the rain, and a way for the lightning of the thunder:
quando ponebat pluviis legem et viam procellis sonantibus
Then did he see it, and declare it; he prepared it, yea, and searched it out.
tunc vidit illam et enarravit et praeparavit et investigavit
And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.
et dixit homini ecce timor Domini ipsa est sapientia et recedere a malo intellegentia