Job 28:15
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New International Version
It cannot be bought with the finest gold, nor can its price be weighed out in silver.

New Living Translation
It cannot be bought with gold. It cannot be purchased with silver.

English Standard Version
It cannot be bought for gold, and silver cannot be weighed as its price.

New American Standard Bible
"Pure gold cannot be given in exchange for it, Nor can silver be weighed as its price.

King James Bible
It cannot be gotten for gold, neither shall silver be weighed for the price thereof.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Gold cannot be exchanged for it, and silver cannot be weighed out for its price.

International Standard Version
You can't buy it with gold, and its value cannot be calculated in silver.

NET Bible
Fine gold cannot be given in exchange for it, nor can its price be weighed out in silver.

New Heart English Bible
It can't be gotten for gold, neither shall silver be weighed for its price.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You cannot obtain it with solid gold or buy it for any amount of silver.

JPS Tanakh 1917
It cannot be gotten for gold, Neither shall silver be weighed for the price thereof.

New American Standard 1977
“Pure gold cannot be given in exchange for it,
            Nor can silver be weighed as its price.

Jubilee Bible 2000
It cannot be gotten for gold, neither shall silver be weighed for its price.

King James 2000 Bible
It cannot be gotten for gold, neither shall silver be weighed for the price thereof.

American King James Version
It cannot be gotten for gold, neither shall silver be weighed for the price thereof.

American Standard Version
It cannot be gotten for gold, Neither shall silver be weighed for the price thereof.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The finest gold shall not purchase it, neither shall silver be weighed in exchange for it

Darby Bible Translation
Choice gold cannot be given for it, nor silver be weighed for its price.

English Revised Version
It cannot be gotten for gold, neither shall silver be weighed for the price thereof.

Webster's Bible Translation
It cannot be obtained for gold, neither shall silver be weighed for the price of it.

World English Bible
It can't be gotten for gold, neither shall silver be weighed for its price.

Young's Literal Translation
Gold is not given for it, Nor is silver weighed -- its price.
Study Bible
Wisdom an Excellent Gift of God
14"The deep says, 'It is not in me'; And the sea says, 'It is not with me.' 15"Pure gold cannot be given in exchange for it, Nor can silver be weighed as its price. 16"It cannot be valued in the gold of Ophir, In precious onyx, or sapphire.…
Cross References
Job 28:14
"The deep says, 'It is not in me'; And the sea says, 'It is not with me.'

Job 28:16
"It cannot be valued in the gold of Ophir, In precious onyx, or sapphire.

Proverbs 3:13
How blessed is the man who finds wisdom And the man who gains understanding.

Proverbs 3:14
For her profit is better than the profit of silver And her gain better than fine gold.

Proverbs 8:10
"Take my instruction and not silver, And knowledge rather than choicest gold.

Proverbs 8:11
"For wisdom is better than jewels; And all desirable things cannot compare with her.

Proverbs 8:19
"My fruit is better than gold, even pure gold, And my yield better than choicest silver.

Proverbs 16:16
How much better it is to get wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is to be chosen above silver.
Treasury of Scripture

It cannot be gotten for gold, neither shall silver be weighed for the price thereof.

It cannot be gotten for gold. Heb. Fine gold shall not be given for it

Job 28:18 No mention shall be made of coral, or of pearls: for the price of …

Proverbs 3:13-15 Happy is the man that finds wisdom, and the man that gets understanding…

Proverbs 8:10,17,19 Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold…

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

Verse 15. - It cannot be gotten for gold. No amount of gold can purchase it; no, not of the purest and most refined quality (1 Kings 6:20, 21), for it is not a thing that can be bought or sold God must grant it, and find a way of imparting it; which he certainly will not do for a sum of money. Neither shall silver be weighed for the price thereof; If gold cannot purchase it, much less can silver - the less valuable medium of exchange. (On the weighing of silver, in sales, see Genesis 23:16; Jeremiah 32:9; Ezra 8:26.) It cannot be gotten for gold,.... Having in general said that there is nothing in the whole compass of the terraqueous globe, nothing that is upon the surface of the earth, or in the bowels of it, or in the vast ocean, that is an equivalent price for wisdom, Job descends to particulars, and instances first in gold, that being the most valuable of metals; the word here used for it signifies "shut up" (w), because it is first shut up in the earth, out of which it is dug, and when taken from thence, and refined, and made into coins or vessels, it is shut up among the treasures of men; the words may be more literally rendered, "gold shall not be given instead of it" (x); as a sufficient price, or valuable consideration for it:

neither shall silver be weighed for the price thereof; in former times this metal used to be delivered, in buying and selling, not by the number and value of pieces, but by weight, in rude masses and lumps, and even when coined into shekels; see Genesis 23:16.

(w) Sept. "conclusum", Tigurine version; "clausum", Bolducius. (x) "non dabitur pro ea", V. L. Montanus, Schultens. 15. Not the usual word for "gold"; from a Hebrew root, "to shut up" with care; that is, purest gold (1Ki 6:20, Margin).

weighed—The precious metals were weighed out before coining was known (Ge 23:16).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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