Job 28:15
New International Version
It cannot be bought with the finest gold, nor can its price be weighed out in silver.

New Living Translation
It cannot be bought with gold. It cannot be purchased with silver.

English Standard Version
It cannot be bought for gold, and silver cannot be weighed as its price.

Berean Study Bible
It cannot be bought with 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.

New King James Version
It cannot be purchased for gold, Nor can silver be weighed for its price.

New American Standard Bible
“Pure gold cannot be given in exchange for it, Nor can silver be weighed as its price.

NASB 1995
“Pure gold cannot be given in exchange for it, Nor can silver be weighed as its price.

NASB 1977
“Pure gold cannot be given in exchange for it, Nor can silver be weighed as its price.

Amplified Bible
“It cannot be obtained for pure gold, Nor can silver be weighed as its price.

Christian Standard Bible
Gold cannot be exchanged for it, and silver cannot be weighed out for its price.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Gold cannot be exchanged for it, and silver cannot be weighed out for its price.

American Standard Version
It cannot be gotten for gold, Neither shall silver be weighed for the price thereof.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Gold is not given in exchange for it, neither is silver counted for its price

Brenton Septuagint Translation
One shall not give fine gold instead of it, neither shall silver be weighed in exchange for it.

Contemporary English Version
It is worth much more than silver or pure gold

Douay-Rheims Bible
The finest gold shall not purchase it, neither shall silver be weighed in exchange for it

English Revised Version
It cannot be gotten for gold, neither shall silver be weighed for the price thereof.

Good News Translation
It cannot be bought with silver or gold.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You cannot obtain it with solid gold or buy it for any amount of silver.

International Standard Version
You can't buy it with gold, and its value cannot be calculated in silver.

JPS Tanakh 1917
It cannot be gotten for gold, Neither shall silver be weighed for the price thereof.

Literal Standard Version
Gold is not given for it, Nor is silver weighed—its price.

NET Bible
Fine gold cannot be given in exchange for it, nor can its price be weighed out in silver.

New Heart English Bible
It can't be gotten for gold, neither shall 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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Where Can Wisdom Be Found?
14The ocean depths say, ‘It is not in me,’ while the sea declares, ‘It is not with me.’ 15It cannot be bought with gold, nor can its price be weighed out in silver. 16It cannot be valued in the gold of Ophir, in precious onyx or sapphire.…

Cross References
Job 28:14
The ocean depths say, 'It is not in me,' while the sea declares, 'It is not with me.'

Job 28:16
It cannot be valued in the gold of Ophir, in precious onyx or sapphire.

Proverbs 3:13
Blessed is the man who finds wisdom, the man who acquires understanding,

Proverbs 3:14
for she is more profitable than silver, and her gain is better than fine gold.

Proverbs 8:10
Receive my instruction instead of silver, and knowledge rather than pure gold.

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

Proverbs 8:19
My fruit is better than gold, pure gold, and my harvest surpasses choice silver.


Treasury of Scripture

It cannot be gotten for gold, neither shall silver be weighed for the price thereof.

It cannot be gotten for gold.

Job 28:18
No mention shall be made of coral, or of pearls: for the price of wisdom is above rubies.

Proverbs 3:13-15
Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding…

Proverbs 8:10,17,19
Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold…









Verse 15. - It cannot be gotten for gold. No amount of gold can purchase it; no, not of the purest and most refined quality (1 Kings 6:20, 21), for it is not a thing that can be bought or sold God must grant it, and find a way of imparting it; which he certainly will not do for a sum of money. Neither shall silver be weighed for the price thereof; If gold cannot purchase it, much less can silver - the less valuable medium of exchange. (On the weighing of silver, in sales, see Genesis 23:16; Jeremiah 32:9; Ezra 8:26.)

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

be purchased
יֻתַּ֣ן (yut·tan)
Verb - QalPass - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

for gold,
תַּחְתֶּ֑יהָ (taḥ·te·hā)
Preposition | third person feminine singular
Strong's 8478: The bottom, below, in lieu of

nor
וְלֹ֥א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

its price
מְחִירָֽהּ׃ (mə·ḥî·rāh)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 4242: Price, payment, wages

weighed out
יִ֝שָּׁקֵ֗ל (yiš·šā·qêl)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 8254: To suspend, poise

in silver.
כֶּ֣סֶף (ke·sep̄)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3701: Silver, money


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