and disclose to you the secrets of wisdom,(A)
    for true wisdom has two sides.
    Know this: God has even forgotten some of your sin.(B)

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12 But where can wisdom be found?(A)
    Where does understanding dwell?(B)

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20 Where then does wisdom come from?
    Where does understanding dwell?(A)

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23 God understands the way to it
    and he alone(A) knows where it dwells,(B)

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36 Who gives the ibis wisdom[a](A)
    or gives the rooster understanding?[b](B)

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Footnotes

  1. Job 38:36 That is, wisdom about the flooding of the Nile
  2. Job 38:36 That is, understanding of when to crow; the meaning of the Hebrew for this verse is uncertain.
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Yet you desired faithfulness even in the womb;
    you taught me wisdom(A) in that secret place.(B)

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For the Lord gives wisdom;(A)
    from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.(B)

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26 To the person who pleases him, God gives wisdom,(A) knowledge and happiness, but to the sinner he gives the task of gathering and storing up wealth(B) to hand it over to the one who pleases God.(C) This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.

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