Job 28:18
New International Version
Coral and jasper are not worthy of mention; the price of wisdom is beyond rubies.

New Living Translation
Coral and jasper are worthless in trying to get it. The price of wisdom is far above rubies.

English Standard Version
No mention shall be made of coral or of crystal; the price of wisdom is above pearls.

Berean Study Bible
Coral and quartz are unworthy of mention; the price of wisdom is beyond rubies.

King James Bible
No mention shall be made of coral, or of pearls: for the price of wisdom is above rubies.

New King James Version
No mention shall be made of coral or quartz, For the price of wisdom is above rubies.

New American Standard Bible
“Coral and crystal are not to be mentioned; And the acquisition of wisdom is more valuable than pearls.

NASB 1995
“Coral and crystal are not to be mentioned; And the acquisition of wisdom is above that of pearls.

NASB 1977
“Coral and crystal are not to be mentioned; And the acquisition of wisdom is above that of pearls.

Amplified Bible
“No mention of coral and crystal can be made; For the possession of wisdom is even above [that of] rubies or pearls.

Christian Standard Bible
Coral and quartz are not worth mentioning. The price of wisdom is beyond pearls.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Coral and quartz are not worth mentioning. The price of wisdom is beyond pearls.

American Standard Version
No mention shall be made of coral or of crystal: Yea, the price of wisdom is above rubies.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Better is wisdom than precious stones; agate does not compare to it, neither with emeralds nor with chalcedony is it exchanged, for wisdom is better than everything, and nothing compares to it

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Coral and fine pearl shall not be mentioned: but do thou esteem wisdom above the most precious things.

Contemporary English Version
Wisdom is worth much more than coral, jasper, or rubies.

Douay-Rheims Bible
High and eminent things shall not be mentioned in comparison of it: but wisdom is drawn out of secret places.

English Revised Version
No mention shall be made of coral or of crystal: yea, the price of wisdom is above rubies.

Good News Translation
The value of wisdom is more Than coral or crystal or rubies.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
be exchanged for it. Wisdom is more valuable than gems.

International Standard Version
Don't even bother to mention coral and crystal— wisdom is more valuable than a bag of rubies.

JPS Tanakh 1917
No mention shall be made of coral or of crystal; Yea, the price of wisdom is above rubies.

Literal Standard Version
Corals and pearl are not remembered, The acquisition of wisdom [is] above rubies.

NET Bible
Of coral and jasper no mention will be made; the price of wisdom is more than pearls.

New Heart English Bible
No mention shall be made of coral or of crystal. Yes, the price of wisdom is above rubies.

World English Bible
No mention shall be made of coral or of crystal. Yes, the price of wisdom is above rubies.

Young's Literal Translation
Corals and pearl are not remembered, The acquisition of wisdom is above rubies.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Where Can Wisdom Be Found?
17Neither gold nor crystal can compare to it, nor jewels of fine gold be exchanged for it. 18Coral and quartz are unworthy of mention; the price of wisdom is beyond rubies. 19Topaz from Cush cannot compare to it, nor can it be valued in pure gold.…

Cross References
Proverbs 3:15
She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire compares with her.

Proverbs 8:11
For wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire compares with her.

Proverbs 31:10
A wife of noble character, who can find? She is far more precious than rubies.

Lamentations 4:7
Her dignitaries were brighter than snow, whiter than milk; their bodies were more ruddy than rubies, their appearance like sapphires.

Ezekiel 27:16
Aram was your customer because of your many products; they exchanged turquoise, purple, embroidered work, fine linen, coral, and rubies for your wares.


Treasury of Scripture

No mention shall be made of coral, or of pearls: for the price of wisdom is above rubies.

coral.

Ezekiel 27:16
Syria was thy merchant by reason of the multitude of the wares of thy making: they occupied in thy fairs with emeralds, purple, and broidered work, and fine linen, and coral, and agate.

pearls

Matthew 7:6
Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.

Matthew 13:45,46
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: …

1 Timothy 2:9
In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;

rubies

Proverbs 3:15
She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.

Proverbs 31:10
Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.

Lamentations 4:7
Her Nazarites were purer than snow, they were whiter than milk, they were more ruddy in body than rubies, their polishing was of sapphire:









Verse 18. - No mention shall be made of coral. The word translated "coral" (רָאמות) means properly "things that are high." It occurs only here and in Ezekiel 27:16. The rabbinical interpretation of the word as "coral" is doubtful, since it was unknown to the LXX. Or of pearls. The word gabish (גָבִישׁ) occurs only in this place. Some identify it with rock-crystal. For the price of wisdom is above rubies. Here we have another obscure word (פָנִינִים), which is variously rendered by "rubies," "pearls," "carbuncles," and "red coral." The balance of authority is in favour of pearls.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Coral
רָאמ֣וֹת (rā·mō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 7215: Something high in value, coral

and quartz
וְ֭גָבִישׁ (wə·ḡā·ḇîš)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1378: Crystal

are unworthy
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

of mention;
יִזָּכֵ֑ר (yiz·zā·ḵêr)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 2142: To mark, to remember, to mention, to be male

the price
וּמֶ֥שֶׁךְ (ū·me·šeḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4901: A drawing, drawing up, a trail

of wisdom [is]
חָ֝כְמָ֗ה (ḥāḵ·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 2451: Wisdom

beyond rubies.
מִפְּנִינִֽים׃ (mip·pə·nî·nîm)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 6443: A pearl


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