Job 28:17
New International Version
Neither gold nor crystal can compare with it, nor can it be had for jewels of gold.

New Living Translation
Wisdom is more valuable than gold and crystal. It cannot be purchased with jewels mounted in fine gold.

English Standard Version
Gold and glass cannot equal it, nor can it be exchanged for jewels of fine gold.

Berean Study Bible
Neither gold nor crystal can compare, nor jewels of fine gold be exchanged for it.

New American Standard Bible
"Gold or glass cannot equal it, Nor can it be exchanged for articles of fine gold.

New King James Version
Neither gold nor crystal can equal it, Nor can it be exchanged for jewelry of fine gold.

King James Bible
The gold and the crystal cannot equal it: and the exchange of it shall not be for jewels of fine gold.

Christian Standard Bible
Gold and glass do not compare with it, and articles of fine gold cannot be exchanged for it.

Contemporary English Version
Nothing is its equal--not gold or costly glass.

Good News Translation
It is worth more than gold, Than a gold vase or finest glass.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Gold and glass do not compare with it, and articles of fine gold cannot be exchanged for it.

International Standard Version
It cannot be compared to gold and fine glass crystal, nor can it be exchanged for gold-plated weaponry.

NET Bible
Neither gold nor crystal can be compared with it, nor can a vase of gold match its worth.

New Heart English Bible
Gold and glass can't equal it, neither shall it be exchanged for jewels of fine gold.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Neither gold nor glass can equal its value. Nor can gold ornaments, jewels, or crystal

JPS Tanakh 1917
Gold and glass cannot equal it; Neither shall the exchange thereof be vessels of fine gold.

New American Standard 1977
“Gold or glass cannot equal it, Nor can it be exchanged for articles of fine gold.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Gold cannot equal it, nor can diamond; neither shall it be exchanged for vessels of fine gold.

King James 2000 Bible
The gold and the crystal cannot equal it: and the exchange of it shall not be for jewels of fine gold.

American King James Version
The gold and the crystal cannot equal it: and the exchange of it shall not be for jewels of fine gold.

American Standard Version
Gold and glass cannot equal it, Neither shall it be exchanged for jewels of fine gold.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Gold and crystal shall not be equalled to it, neither shall vessels of gold be its exchange.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Gold or crystal cannot equal it, neither shall any vessels of gold be changed for it.

Darby Bible Translation
Gold and glass cannot be compared to it, nor vessels of fine gold be its exchange.

English Revised Version
Gold and glass cannot equal it: neither shall the exchange thereof be jewels of fine gold.

Webster's Bible Translation
The gold and the crystal cannot equal it: and the exchange of it shall not be for jewels of fine gold.

World English Bible
Gold and glass can't equal it, neither shall it be exchanged for jewels of fine gold.

Young's Literal Translation
Not equal it do gold and crystal, Nor is its exchange a vessel of fine gold.
Study Bible
Where Can Wisdom Be Found?
16It cannot be valued in the gold of Ophir, in precious onyx or sapphire. 17Neither gold nor crystal can compare, nor jewels of fine gold be exchanged for it. 18Coral and quartz are unworthy of mention; the price of wisdom is beyond rubies.…
Cross References
Job 28:16
It cannot be valued in the gold of Ophir, in precious onyx or sapphire.

Proverbs 8:10
Receive my instruction instead of silver, and knowledge rather than pure gold.

Proverbs 16:16
How much better to acquire wisdom than gold; to gain understanding is more desirable than silver.

Proverbs 25:12
Like an earring of gold or an ornament of fine gold is a wise man's rebuke to a listening ear.

Treasury of Scripture

The gold and the crystal cannot equal it: and the exchange of it shall not be for jewels of fine gold.

crystal

Ezekiel 1:22
And the likeness of the firmament upon the heads of the living creature was as the colour of the terrible crystal, stretched forth over their heads above.

Revelation 4:6
And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind.

Revelation 21:11
Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;

jewels.







Lexicon
Neither
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

gold
זָ֭הָב (zā·hāḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2091: Gold, something gold-colored, as oil, a clear sky

nor crystal
וּזְכוֹכִ֑ית (ū·zə·ḵō·w·ḵîṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2137: Transparency, glass

can compare,
יַעַרְכֶ֣נָּה (ya·‘ar·ḵen·nāh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6186: To set in a, row, arrange, put in order

nor jewels
כְּלִי־ (kə·lî-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3627: Something prepared, any apparatus

of fine gold
פָֽז׃ (p̄āz)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6337: Refined, pure gold

be exchanged for it.
וּתְמ֖וּרָתָ֣הּ (ū·ṯə·mū·rā·ṯāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8545: Barter, compensation
(17) The exchange of it.--Or, according to some, the attraction of it. The remainder of this chapter calls for little remark: its unrivalled sublimity is patent, and comment is superfluous. There is a general resemblance between this chapter and Proverbs 8, and both seem to imply a knowledge of the Mosaic narrative of creation.

Verse 17. - The gold and the crystal cannot equal it; rather, gold and crystal. This second mention of gold (see ver. ]5) seems superfluous, but perhaps the patriarch is thinking of some goblet or ornament in which crystal and gold were combined together. Ornaments of this kind bare been found in Phoenicia ('Hist. of Phoenicia,' pp. 362, 370). And the exchange of it shall not be for jewels of fine gold; or, vessels of fine gold. Both in Egypt and Phoenicia vessels of gold were common. 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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