New Living Translation
Coral and jasper are worthless in trying to get it. The price of wisdom is far above rubies.
King James Bible
No mention shall be made of coral, or of pearls: for the price of wisdom is above rubies.
Darby Bible Translation
Corals and crystal are no more remembered; yea, the acquisition 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.
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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
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