Job 28:13
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New International Version
No mortal comprehends its worth; it cannot be found in the land of the living.

New Living Translation
No one knows where to find it, for it is not found among the living.

English Standard Version
Man does not know its worth, and it is not found in the land of the living.

New American Standard Bible
"Man does not know its value, Nor is it found in the land of the living.

King James Bible
Man knoweth not the price thereof; neither is it found in the land of the living.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
No man can know its value, since it cannot be found in the land of the living.

International Standard Version
Mankind doesn't appreciate their value; and you won't find it anywhere on earth.

NET Bible
Mankind does not know its place; it cannot be found in the land of the living.

New Heart English Bible
Man doesn't know its price; Neither is it found in the land of the living.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
No mortal knows where it is. It cannot be found in this world of the living.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Man knoweth not the price thereof; Neither is it found in the land of the living.

New American Standard 1977
“Man does not know its value,
            Nor is it found in the land of the living.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Man never knew its price; neither is it found in the land of the living.

King James 2000 Bible
Man knows not the price thereof; neither is it found in the land of the living.

American King James Version
Man knows not the price thereof; neither is it found in the land of the living.

American Standard Version
Man knoweth not the price thereof; Neither is it found in the land of the living.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Man knoweth not the price thereof, neither is it found in the land of them that live in delights.

Darby Bible Translation
Man knoweth not the value thereof; and it is not found in the land of the living.

English Revised Version
Man knoweth not the price thereof; neither is it found in the land of the living.

Webster's Bible Translation
Man knoweth not the price of it; neither is it found in the land of the living.

World English Bible
Man doesn't know its price; Neither is it found in the land of the living.

Young's Literal Translation
Man hath not known its arrangement, Nor is it found in the land of the living.
Study Bible
Wisdom an Excellent Gift of God
12"But where can wisdom be found? And where is the place of understanding? 13"Man does not know its value, Nor is it found in the land of the living. 14"The deep says, 'It is not in me'; And the sea says, 'It is not with me.'…
Cross References
Matthew 13:44
The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and in his joy he went and sold all he had and bought that field.

Job 28:14
"The deep says, 'It is not in me'; And the sea says, 'It is not with me.'

Psalm 27:13
I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD In the land of the living.

Jeremiah 11:19
But I was like a gentle lamb led to the slaughter; And I did not know that they had devised plots against me, saying, "Let us destroy the tree with its fruit, And let us cut him off from the land of the living, That his name be remembered no more."

Ezekiel 32:24
"Elam is there and all her hordes around her grave; all of them slain, fallen by the sword, who went down uncircumcised to the lower parts of the earth, who instilled their terror in the land of the living and bore their disgrace with those who went down to the pit.
Treasury of Scripture

Man knows not the price thereof; neither is it found in the land of the living.

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Job 28:15-19 It cannot be gotten for gold, neither shall silver be weighed for …

Psalm 19:10 More to be desired are they than gold, yes, than much fine gold: …

Psalm 119:72 The law of your mouth is better to me than thousands of gold and silver.

Proverbs 3:14,15 For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, …

Proverbs 8:11,18,19 For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be …

Proverbs 16:16 How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding …

Proverbs 23:23 Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.

Ecclesiastes 8:16,17 When I applied my heart to know wisdom, and to see the business that …

in the land

Job 28:21,22 Seeing it is hid from the eyes of all living, and kept close from …

Psalm 52:5 God shall likewise destroy you for ever, he shall take you away, …

Isaiah 38:11 I said, I shall not see the LORD, even the LORD, in the land of the living…

Isaiah 53:8 He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare …

Verse 13. - Man knoweth not the price thereof. The real value of wisdom cannot be estimated in terms of ordinary human calculation. It transcends figures. Neither is it found in the land of the living. True wisdom, such as Job is speaking of (see the comment on vers. 12-28), does not exist among men. It transcends human faculties, and is among the peculiar possessions of the Most High (ver. 23). Hence the Most High is altogether inscrutable by man" his ways are past finding out." Man knoweth not the price thereof,.... The worth and value of it, what price to set upon it, or offer and give for it; nor does he know where to find an equivalent to it, or what is a valuable consideration for it: as for the wisdom of God in his dealings with men, if a man was to give all the substance of his house to know the secret reasons of them, it would utterly be condemned; yea, if he had all the riches in the world in his possession, and would offer them on that consideration, he would not be able to attain the knowledge of them: or "the order thereof" (o); the order of divine Providence, the wise disposal of thing, and the reasons thereof. In the first sense it is applicable to all the things before mentioned; to spiritual wisdom in men, supernatural grace, experimental religion, and real godliness; the worth of which is not known by carnal men, they despise it, and scoff at it; and to the Gospel, which is reckoned foolishness by them, and is of no account; and so is Christ himself rejected and disallowed of men, though chosen of God, and precious both to him and them that believe, who only know the price and value of him:

neither is it found in the land of the living; meaning not wisdom, though that in every sense is not from below, or earthly, but from above, and heavenly, but the price of it; and the sense is, that there is nothing in the whole globe that is equal to its worth, or can be proposed as a valuable consideration for it.

(o) "ordinem ejus", Montanus, Bolducius. 13. Man can fix no price upon it, as it is nowhere to be found in man's abode (Isa 38:11). Job implies both its valuable worth, and the impossibility of buying it at any price.28:12-19 Job here speaks of wisdom and understanding, the knowing and enjoying of God and ourselves. Its worth is infinitely more than all the riches in this world. It is a gift of the Holy Ghost which cannot be bought with money. Let that which is most precious in God's account, be so in ours. Job asks after it as one that truly desired to find it, and despaired of finding it any where but in God; any way but by Divine revelation.
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