New International Version
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.
Darby Bible Translation
Choice gold cannot be given for it, nor silver be weighed for its price.
World English Bible
It can't be gotten for gold, neither shall silver be weighed for its price.
Young's Literal Translation
Gold is not given for it, Nor is silver weighed -- its price.
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CommentaryClarke'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
LibraryDecember 4 Morning
Where shall wisdom be found?--JOB 28:12. If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering.--Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.--The only wise God.--Be not wise in thine own eyes. Ah, Lord God! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child. But the Lord said unto me, Say not, …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
The Hidden Path
Whether Wisdom Should be Reckoned among the Gifts of the Holy Ghost?
"But Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God, and his Righteousness, and all These Things Shall be Added unto You. "
The deep says, "It is not in me"; the sea says, "It is not with me."
It cannot be bought with the gold of Ophir, with precious onyx or lapis lazuli.
Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding,
for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold.
Choose my instruction instead of silver, knowledge rather than choice gold,
for wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her.
My fruit is better than fine gold; what I yield surpasses choice silver.
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