Job 28:19
New International Version
The topaz of Cush cannot compare with it; it cannot be bought with pure gold.

New Living Translation
Precious peridot from Ethiopia cannot be exchanged for it. It's worth more than the purest gold.

English Standard Version
The topaz of Ethiopia cannot equal it, nor can it be valued in pure gold.

Berean Study Bible
Topaz from Cush cannot compare, nor can it be valued in pure gold.

New American Standard Bible
"The topaz of Ethiopia cannot equal it, Nor can it be valued in pure gold.

King James Bible
The topaz of Ethiopia shall not equal it, neither shall it be valued with pure gold.

Christian Standard Bible
Topaz from Cush cannot compare with it, and it cannot be valued in pure gold.

Contemporary English Version
All the topaz of Ethiopia and the finest gold cannot compare with it.

Good News Translation
The finest topaz and the purest gold Cannot compare with the value of wisdom.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Topaz from Cush cannot compare with it, and it cannot be valued in pure gold.

International Standard Version
It can neither be compared with the topaz of Ethiopia nor valued in comparison to pure gold."

NET Bible
The topaz of Cush cannot be compared with it; it cannot be purchased with pure gold.

New Heart English Bible
The topaz of Ethiopia shall not equal it, Neither shall it be valued with pure gold.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Topaz from Ethiopia cannot equal its value. It cannot be bought for [any amount of] pure gold.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The topaz of Ethiopia shall not equal it, Neither shall it be valued with pure gold.

New American Standard 1977
“The topaz of Ethiopia cannot equal it, Nor can it be valued in pure gold.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The emerald of Ethiopia shall not equal it, neither shall it be valued with pure gold.

King James 2000 Bible
The topaz of Ethiopia shall not equal it, neither shall it be valued with pure gold.

American King James Version
The topaz of Ethiopia shall not equal it, neither shall it be valued with pure gold.

American Standard Version
The topaz of Ethiopia shall not equal it, Neither shall it be valued with pure gold.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The topaz of Ethiopia shall not be equalled to it; it shall not be compared with pure gold.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The topaz of Ethiopia shall not be equal to it, neither shall it be compared to the cleanest dyeing.

Darby Bible Translation
The topaz of Ethiopia shall not be compared to it, neither shall it be set in the balance with pure gold.

English Revised Version
The topaz of Ethiopia shall not equal it, neither shall it be valued with pure gold.

Webster's Bible Translation
The topaz of Cush shall not equal it, neither shall it be valued with pure gold.

World English Bible
The topaz of Ethiopia shall not equal it, Neither shall it be valued with pure gold.

Young's Literal Translation
Not equal it doth the topaz of Cush, With pure gold it is not valued.
Study Bible
Where Can Wisdom Be Found?
18Coral and quartz are unworthy of mention; the price of wisdom is beyond rubies. 19Topaz from Cush cannot compare, nor can it be valued in pure gold. 20From where then does wisdom come, and where does understanding dwell?…
Cross References
Proverbs 8:19
My fruit is better than gold, pure gold, and my harvest surpasses choice silver.

Job 28:20
From where then does wisdom come, and where does understanding dwell?

Treasury of Scripture

The topaz of Ethiopia shall not equal it, neither shall it be valued with pure gold.

topaz

Exodus 28:17
And thou shalt set in it settings of stones, even four rows of stones: the first row shall be a sardius, a topaz, and a carbuncle: this shall be the first row.

Exodus 39:10
And they set in it four rows of stones: the first row was a sardius, a topaz, and a carbuncle: this was the first row.

Ezekiel 28:13
Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.







Lexicon
Topaz
פִּטְדַת־ (piṭ·ḏaṯ-)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6357: (a precious stone) perhaps topaz

from Cush
כּ֑וּשׁ (kūš)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3568: A son of Ham, also his descendants, also a land in the southern Nile Valley

cannot
לֹֽא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

compare,
יַ֭עַרְכֶנָּה (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 can it
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

be valued
תְסֻלֶּֽה׃ (ṯə·sul·leh)
Verb - Pual - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5541: To make light of, toss aside

in pure
טָ֝ה֗וֹר (ṭā·hō·wr)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2889: Clean, pure

gold.
בְּכֶ֥תֶם (bə·ḵe·ṯem)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3800: Something carved out, ore, gold
Verse 19. - The topaz of Ethiopia shall not equal it. It is generally allowed that the pithdath (פִטְדַת) is either the "topaz" or the "chrysolite." In favour of its being the chrysolite is the passage of Pliny which mentions its being esteemed for its green tints ('Hist. Nat.,' 37:8). Otherwise "topaz" might have appeared to be the best rendering. By "Cush," here translated "Ethiopia," is probably meant Cushite Arabia, or the southern and south-eastern regions (see the author's 'Origin of Nations,' pp. 206-209). Neither shall it be valued with pare gold. Of the four words used for "gold" in this passage (vers. 15-17), one (זהב) seems to be the common name, and to designate the metal by its coleus, "yellow," since צָהַב means "to be yellow" Another (סָגוּר) means properly "what is treasured," or "shut up," from סָגַר, "to shut." The third (פַז) seems to be the name for "native gold," or that found in river-washings and nuggets, which was regarded as the purest. The fourth (כֶּחֶם) is a poetical name only, and designates gold of extreme purity (Song of Solomon 5:11), whether highly refined or native. Job uses them all, to show that there was no gold of any kind wherewith it was possible to purchase wisdom. 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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