Monday, March 31, 2008

Job 28:1-11

THIS is the passage I was trying to find earlier today...


"Surely there is a mine for silver, and a place for gold to be refined.

Iron is taken out of the earth, and copper is smelted from ore.

Miners put an end to darkness,
and search out to the farthest bound
the ore in gloom and deep darkness.

They open shafts in a valley away from human habitation;
they are forgotten by travelers,
they sway suspended, remote from people.

As for the earth, out of it comes bread;
but underneath it is turned up as by fire.

Its stones are the place of sapphires,
and its dust contains gold.

That path no bird of prey knows,
and the falcon's eye has not seen it.

The proud wild animals have not trodden it;
the lion has not passed over it.

They put their hand to the flinty rock
and overturn mountains by the roots.

They cut out channels in the rocks,
and their eyes see every precious thing.

The sources of the rivers they probe;
hidden things they bring to light."

6 comments:

Episcopollyanna said...

What a beautiful and perfect verse. Prayers for you. +

Crimson Rambler said...

Thank you so much! I heard this years ago, and thought -- Aha, some day we will have to have a memorial for my Dad, and that will be just right...

Chorus said...

Sniff...

Jan said...

That is beautiful. Love and prayers to you and Chorus.

Diane said...

wow.

suzanne said...

"Their eyes see every precious thing."

What a beautiful thought. I am keeping you and your family in my prayers, and I will keep this verse in mind.