New Living Translation
Wisdom is more valuable than gold and crystal. It cannot be purchased with jewels mounted in fine 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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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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It's worth more than all the gold of Ophir, greater than precious onyx or lapis lazuli.
Choose my instruction rather than silver, and knowledge rather than pure gold.
How much better to get wisdom than gold, and good judgment than silver!
To one who listens, valid criticism is like a gold earring or other gold jewelry.
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