New Living Translation
It's worth more than all the gold of Ophir, greater than precious onyx or lapis lazuli.
King James Bible
It cannot be valued with the gold of Ophir, with the precious onyx, or the sapphire.
Darby Bible Translation
It is not set in the balance with gold of Ophir, with the precious onyx, and the sapphire.
World English Bible
It can't be valued with the gold of Ophir, with the precious onyx, or the sapphire.
Young's Literal Translation
It is not valued with pure gold of Ophir, With precious onyx and sapphire,
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LibraryWhether Angels Know Secret Thoughts?
Objection 1: It would seem that the angels know secret thoughts. For Gregory (Moral. xviii), explaining Job 28:17: "Gold or crystal cannot equal it," says that "then," namely in the bliss of those rising from the dead, "one shall be as evident to another as he is to himself, and when once the mind of each is seen, his conscience will at the same time be penetrated." But those who rise shall be like the angels, as is stated (Mat. 22:30). Therefore an angel can see what is in another's conscience. …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
Whether the Grace of Christ is Infinite?
Whether Fear is the Beginning of Wisdom?
Whether Clarity is Becoming to the Glorified Body?
It cannot be bought with gold. It cannot be purchased with silver.
Wisdom is more valuable than gold and crystal. It cannot be purchased with jewels mounted in fine gold.
Song of Solomon 5:14
His arms are like rounded bars of gold, set with beryl. His body is like bright ivory, glowing with lapis lazuli.
I will make people scarcer than gold--more rare than the fine gold of Ophir.
"O storm-battered city, troubled and desolate! I will rebuild you with precious jewels and make your foundations from lapis lazuli.
Our princes once glowed with health--brighter than snow, whiter than milk. Their faces were as ruddy as rubies, their appearance like fine jewels.
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