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Job 28 Summary - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Ch. 28 Wisdom can nowhere be found by man; God alone is in possession of it; the wisdom of man is to fear the lord

The chapter contains a single thought, viz. that Wisdom cannot be reached by man. The thought, however, is set forth and illustrated in many ways and with much poetical adornment.

First, Job 28:1-14, the precious ores and stones have a place where they may be found, to which men penetrate and from which they bring them forth to the light; but Wisdom has no place where it can be found in all the land of the living.

Second, Job 28:15-22, Wisdom is not to be seen in the marts of mankind; it cannot be purchased though gold and all precious things were offered for it. It is not found even in the world below, the realm of the dead.

Third, Job 28:23-28, God alone knoweth the way to it and is in possession of it, for He is the Creator of the World. The Wisdom of man is the Fear of the Lord.

Consult other comments:

Job 28:0 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Job 28:0 - College Press Bible Study Textbook Series

Job 28:0 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Job 28:0 - Matthew Henry's Whole Bible Commentary

Job 28:0 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Job 28:0 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges