Job 28:16
New International Version
It cannot be bought with the gold of Ophir, with precious onyx or lapis lazuli.

New Living Translation
It’s worth more than all the gold of Ophir, greater than precious onyx or lapis lazuli.

English Standard Version
It cannot be valued in the gold of Ophir, in precious onyx or sapphire.

Berean Study Bible
It cannot be valued in the gold of Ophir, in precious onyx or sapphire.

King James Bible
It cannot be valued with the gold of Ophir, with the precious onyx, or the sapphire.

New King James Version
It cannot be valued in the gold of Ophir, In precious onyx or sapphire.

New American Standard Bible
“It cannot be valued in the gold of Ophir, In precious onyx, or sapphire.

NASB 1995
“It cannot be valued in the gold of Ophir, In precious onyx, or sapphire.

NASB 1977
“It cannot be valued in the gold of Ophir, In precious onyx, or sapphire.

Amplified Bible
“It cannot be valued in [terms of] the gold of Ophir, In the precious onyx or beryl, or the sapphire.

Christian Standard Bible
Wisdom cannot be valued in the gold of Ophir, in precious onyx or lapis lazuli.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Wisdom cannot be valued in the gold of Ophir, in precious onyx or sapphire.

American Standard Version
It cannot be valued with the gold of Ophir, With the precious onyx, or the sapphire.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
It is not exchanged in gold of Ophir, or in beryl, or in sapphire

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Neither shall it be compared with gold of Sophir, with the precious onyx and sapphire.

Contemporary English Version
or precious stones.

Douay-Rheims Bible
It shall not be compared with the dyed colours of India, or with the most precious stone sardonyx, or the sapphire.

English Revised Version
It cannot be valued with the gold of Ophir, with the precious onyx, or the sapphire.

Good News Translation
The finest gold and jewels Cannot equal its value.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
It can't be bought with the gold from Ophir or with precious onyx or sapphire.

International Standard Version
It cannot be compared to gold from Ophir, with precious onyx, or with sapphire.

JPS Tanakh 1917
It cannot be valued with the gold of Ophir, With the precious onyx, or the sapphire.

Literal Standard Version
It is not valued with pure gold of Ophir, With precious onyx and sapphire,

NET Bible
It cannot be measured out for purchase with the gold of Ophir, with precious onyx or sapphires.

New Heart English Bible
It can't be valued with the gold of Ophir, with the precious onyx, or 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,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Where Can Wisdom Be Found?
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. 17Neither gold nor crystal can compare to it, nor jewels of fine gold be exchanged for it.…

Cross References
Job 28:15
It cannot be bought with gold, nor can its price be weighed out in silver.

Job 28:17
Neither gold nor crystal can compare to it, nor jewels of fine gold be exchanged for it.

Song of Solomon 5:14
His arms are rods of gold set with beryl. His body is an ivory panel bedecked with sapphires.

Isaiah 13:12
I will make man scarcer than pure gold, and mankind rarer than the gold of Ophir.

Isaiah 54:11
"O afflicted city, lashed by storms, without solace, surely I will set your stones in antimony and lay your foundations with sapphires.

Lamentations 4:7
Her dignitaries were brighter than snow, whiter than milk; their bodies were more ruddy than rubies, their appearance like sapphires.


Treasury of Scripture

It cannot be valued with the gold of Ophir, with the precious onyx, or the sapphire.

the gold

1 Chronicles 29:4
Even three thousand talents of gold, of the gold of Ophir, and seven thousand talents of refined silver, to overlay the walls of the houses withal:

Psalm 45:9
Kings' daughters were among thy honourable women: upon thy right hand did stand the queen in gold of Ophir.

Isaiah 13:12
I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir.

onyx

Exodus 28:20
And the fourth row a beryl, and an onyx, and a jasper: they shall be set in gold in their inclosings.

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.









Verse 16. - It cannot be valued with the gold of Ophir. The locality of Ophir has been much contested, but, on the whole, the weight of evidence would seem to be in favour of Arabia, on the south-east coast (see the article on "Ophir" in Smith's 'Dict. of the Bible,' which exhausts all that can be said on the subject). The high estimation in which "gold of Ophir" was held appears not only in this passage, but also in Job 22:24; Psalm 45:9: and Isaiah 13:12. It is to be accounted for by the imperfection of all the anciently known processes of refining, which left the best refined gold inferior to the natural product of the Ophir mines or washings. With the precious onyx, or the sapphire. (On the latter of these two stones, see the comment upon ver. 6.) The "onyx" is probably the stone now known as the "sardonyx," which was highly prized by the ancients. It had a place in the breastplate of the high priest (Exodus 28:20), and is mentioned among the treasures of the King of Tyre (Ezekiel 28:13). The sardonyx presents layers variously coloured, as blue, black, white, and vermilion.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

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

in the gold
בְּכֶ֣תֶם (bə·ḵe·ṯem)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3800: Something carved out, ore, gold

of Ophir,
אוֹפִ֑יר (’ō·w·p̄îr)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 211: Ophir -- a son of Joktan, also his descendants, also a region from which gold comes

in precious
יָקָ֣ר (yā·qār)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 3368: Precious, rare, splendid, weighty

onyx
בְּשֹׁ֖הַם (bə·šō·ham)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7718: (a gem) perhaps an onyx

or sapphire.
וְסַפִּֽיר׃ (wə·sap·pîr)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5601: A gem, the sapphire


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