New International Version
Neither gold nor crystal can compare with it, nor can it be had for jewels of gold.
King James Bible
The gold and the crystal cannot equal it: and the exchange of it shall not be for jewels of fine gold.
Darby Bible Translation
Gold and glass cannot be compared to it, nor vessels of fine gold be its exchange.
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.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
3. זהב Zahab, from זהב zahab, to be Lear, bright, or resplendent: the untarnishing metal; the only metal that always keeps its lustre. But probably here it means gold chased, or that in which precious stones are set; burnished gold.
4. פז Paz, from פז paz, to consolidate, joined here with כלי keley, vessels, ornaments, instruments, etc.: hammered or wrought gold; gold in the finest forms, and most elegant utensils. This metal is at once the brightest, most solid, and most precious, of all the metals yet discovered, of which we have no less than forty in our catalogues. In these verses there are also seven kinds of precious stones, etc., mentioned: onyx, sapphire, crystal, coral, pearls, rubies, and topaz.
These I shall also consider in the order of their occurrence.
Job 28:173. זכוכית zechuchith, Crystal, or glass, from זכה zachah, to be pure, clear, transparent. Crystal or crystal of quartz is a six-sided prism, terminated by six-sided pyramids. It belongs to the siliceous class of minerals: it is exceedingly clear and brilliant, insomuch that this property of it has become proverbial, as clear as crystal.
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Where shall wisdom be found?--JOB 28:12. If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering.--Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.--The only wise God.--Be not wise in thine own eyes. Ah, Lord God! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child. But the Lord said unto me, Say not, …
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"But Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God, and his Righteousness, and all These Things Shall be Added unto You. "
It cannot be bought with the gold of Ophir, with precious onyx or lapis lazuli.
Choose my instruction instead of silver, knowledge rather than choice gold,
How much better to get wisdom than gold, to get insight rather than silver!
Like an earring of gold or an ornament of fine gold is the rebuke of a wise judge to a listening ear.
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