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It cannot be bought with the finest gold, nor can its price be weighed out in silver.
King James Bible
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.
Young's Literal Translation
Gold is not given for it, Nor is silver weighed -- its price.
Job 28:15 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
It cannot be gotten for gold - Genuine religion and true happiness are not to be acquired by earthly property. Solomon made gold and silver as plentiful as the stones in Jerusalem, and had all the delights of the sons of men, and yet he was not happy; yea, he had wisdom, was the wisest of men, but he had not the wisdom of which Job speaks here, and therefore, to him, all was vanity and vexation of spirit. If Solomon, as some suppose, was the author of this book, the sentiments expressed here are such as we might expect from this deeply experienced and wise man.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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 wisdom is above rubies.
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 rather to be chosen than silver!
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Job 28:14 The deep says, "It is not in me"; the sea says, "It is not with me."
Job 28:16 It cannot be bought with the gold of Ophir, with precious onyx or lapis lazuli.
Proverbs 3:13 Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding,
Proverbs 3:14 for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold.
Proverbs 8:10 Choose my instruction instead of silver, knowledge rather than choice gold,
Proverbs 8:11 for wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her.
Proverbs 8:19 My fruit is better than fine gold; what I yield surpasses choice silver.