Job 28:17
New International Version
Neither gold nor crystal can compare with it, nor can it be had for jewels of gold.

New Living Translation
Wisdom is more valuable than gold and crystal. It cannot be purchased with jewels mounted in fine gold.

English Standard Version
Gold and glass cannot equal it, nor can it be exchanged for jewels of fine gold.

Berean Study Bible
Neither gold nor crystal can compare to it, nor jewels of fine gold be exchanged for it.

King James Bible
The gold and the crystal cannot equal it: and the exchange of it shall not be for jewels of fine gold.

New King James Version
Neither gold nor crystal can equal it, Nor can it be exchanged for jewelry of fine gold.

New American Standard Bible
“Gold or glass cannot equal it, Nor can it be exchanged for articles of pure gold.

NASB 1995
“Gold or glass cannot equal it, Nor can it be exchanged for articles of fine gold.

NASB 1977
“Gold or glass cannot equal it, Nor can it be exchanged for articles of fine gold.

Amplified Bible
“Gold and glass cannot equal wisdom, Nor can it be exchanged for articles of fine gold.

Christian Standard Bible
Gold and glass do not compare with it, and articles of fine gold cannot be exchanged for it.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Gold and glass do not compare with it, and articles of fine gold cannot be exchanged for it.

American Standard Version
Gold and glass cannot equal it, Neither shall it be exchanged for jewels of fine gold.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Gold does not compare to it, or crystal, or precious pearls, neither do gems or jewels compare to it

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Gold and crystal shall not be equalled to it, neither shall vessels of gold be its exchange.

Contemporary English Version
Nothing is its equal--not gold or costly glass.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Gold or crystal cannot equal it, neither shall any vessels of gold be changed for it.

English Revised Version
Gold and glass cannot equal it: neither shall the exchange thereof be jewels of fine gold.

Good News Translation
It is worth more than gold, Than a gold vase or finest glass.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Neither gold nor glass can equal its value. Nor can gold ornaments, jewels, or crystal

International Standard Version
It cannot be compared to gold and fine glass crystal, nor can it be exchanged for gold-plated weaponry.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Gold and glass cannot equal it; Neither shall the exchange thereof be vessels of fine gold.

Literal Standard Version
Gold and crystal do not equal it, Nor [is] its exchange a vessel of fine gold.

NET Bible
Neither gold nor crystal can be compared with it, nor can a vase of gold match its worth.

New Heart English Bible
Gold and glass can't equal it, neither shall it be exchanged for jewels of fine gold.

World English Bible
Gold and glass can't equal it, neither shall it be exchanged for jewels of fine gold.

Young's Literal Translation
Not equal it do gold and crystal, Nor is its exchange a vessel of fine gold.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Where Can Wisdom Be Found?
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. 18Coral and quartz are unworthy of mention; the price of wisdom is beyond rubies.…

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

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

Proverbs 16:16
How much better to acquire wisdom than gold! To gain understanding is more desirable than silver.

Proverbs 25:12
Like an earring of gold or an ornament of fine gold is a wise man's rebuke to a listening ear.


Treasury of Scripture

The gold and the crystal cannot equal it: and the exchange of it shall not be for jewels of fine gold.

crystal

Ezekiel 1:22
And the likeness of the firmament upon the heads of the living creature was as the colour of the terrible crystal, stretched forth over their heads above.

Revelation 4:6
And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind.

Revelation 21:11
Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;

jewels.









(17) The exchange of it.--Or, according to some, the attraction of it. The remainder of this chapter calls for little remark: its unrivalled sublimity is patent, and comment is superfluous. There is a general resemblance between this chapter and Proverbs 8, and both seem to imply a knowledge of the Mosaic narrative of creation.

Verse 17. - The gold and the crystal cannot equal it; rather, gold and crystal. This second mention of gold (see ver. ]5) seems superfluous, but perhaps the patriarch is thinking of some goblet or ornament in which crystal and gold were combined together. Ornaments of this kind bare been found in Phoenicia ('Hist. of Phoenicia,' pp. 362, 370). And the exchange of it shall not be for jewels of fine gold; or, vessels of fine gold. Both in Egypt and Phoenicia vessels of gold were common.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Neither
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

gold
זָ֭הָב (zā·hāḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2091: Gold, something gold-colored, as oil, a clear sky

nor crystal
וּזְכוֹכִ֑ית (ū·zə·ḵō·w·ḵîṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 2137: Transparency, glass

can compare,
יַעַרְכֶ֣נָּה (ya·‘ar·ḵen·nāh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 6186: To set in a, row, arrange, put in order

nor jewels
כְּלִי־ (kə·lî-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3627: Something prepared, any apparatus

of fine gold
פָֽז׃ (p̄āz)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6337: Refined, pure gold

be exchanged for it.
וּתְמ֖וּרָתָ֣הּ (ū·ṯə·mū·rā·ṯāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 8545: Barter, compensation


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