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Wisdom is not to be found among mortals; No one knows its true value.
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Man knoweth not the price thereof, neither is it found in the land of them that live in delights.
Job 28:15-19 The finest gold shall not purchase it, neither shall silver be weighed in exchange for it. . . .
Psalm 19:10 More to be desired than gold and many precious stones: and sweeter than honey and the honeycomb.
Psalm 119:72 The law of thy mouth is good to me, above thousands of gold and silver.
Proverbs 3:14,15 She is more precious than all riches: and all the things that are desired, are not to be compared to her. . . .
Proverbs 8:11,18,19 I, wisdom, dwell in counsel, and am present in learned thoughts. . . .
Proverbs 16:16 Get wisdom, because it is better than gold: and purchase prudence, for it is more precious than silver.
Proverbs 23:23 Buy truth, and do not sell wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.
Ecclesiastes 8:16,17 And I applied my heart to know wisdom, and to understand the distraction that is upon earth: for there are some that day and night take no sleep with their eyes. . . .
in the land
Job 28:21,22 It is hid from the eyes of all living, and the fowls of the air know it not. . . .
Psalm 52:5 Therefore will God destroy thee for ever: he will pluck thee out, and remove thee from thy dwelling place: and thy root out of the land of the living.
Isaiah 38:11 I said: I shall not see the Lord God in the land of the living. I shall behold man no more, nor the inhabitant of rest.
Isaiah 53:8 He was taken away from distress, and from judgment: who shall declare his generation? because he is cut off out of the land of the living: for the wickedness of my people have I struck him.
ContextWhere Can Wisdom Be Found?
…12But where is wisdom to be found, and where is the place of understanding? 13Man knoweth not the price thereof, neither is it found in the land of them that live in delights.14The depth saith: It is not in me: and the sea saith: It is not with me.…
The kingdom of heaven is like unto a treasure hidden in a field. Which a man having found, hid it, and for joy thereof goeth, and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.
The depth saith: It is not in me: and the sea saith: It is not with me.
I believe to see the good things of the Lord in the land of the living.
And I was as a meek lamb, that is carried to be a victim: and I knew not that they had devised counsels against me, saying: Let us put wood on his bread, and cut him off from the land of the living, and let his name be remembered no more.
There is Elam and all his multitude round about his grave, all of them slain, and fallen by the sword; that went down uncircumcised to the lowest parts of the earth: that caused their terror in the land of the living, and they have borne their shame with them that go down into the pit.
Additional TranslationsNo man can know its value, nor is it found in the land of the living.Man knows not the price thereof; neither is it found in the land of the living.
Man knoweth not the price thereof; Neither is it found in the land of the living.
A mortal has not known its way, neither indeed has it been discovered among men.
Man knoweth not the value thereof; and it is not found in the land of the living.
Man knoweth not the price thereof; neither is it found in the land of the living.
Man knoweth not the price of it; neither is it found in the land of the living.
Man doesn't know its price; Neither is it found in the land of the living.
Man hath not known its arrangement, Nor is it found in the land of the living.
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