Parallel Verses

Bible in Basic English

Gold may not be given for it, or a weight of silver in payment for it.

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

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

International Standard Version

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

A Conservative Version

It cannot be gotten for gold, nor shall silver be weighed for the price of it.

American Standard Version

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

Amplified


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

Darby Translation

Choice gold cannot be given for it, nor silver be weighed for its price.

Julia Smith Translation

Shut up gold shall not be given for it, and silver shall not be weighed its price

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

"Refined gold cannot be gotten in its place, and silver cannot be weighed out [as] its price.

Modern King James verseion

Pure gold cannot be given in its stead, and silver be weighed as its price.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

She cannot be gotten for the most fine gold, neither may the price of her be bought with any money.

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.

The Emphasized Bible

Pure gold cannot be given in its stead, neither can silver he weighed as the value thereof;

Webster

It cannot be obtained for gold, neither shall silver be weighed for the price of it.

World English Bible

It can't be gotten for gold, neither shall silver be weighed for its price.

Youngs Literal Translation

Gold is not given for it, Nor is silver weighed -- its price.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
It cannot be gotten
נתן 
Nathan 
Usage: 2011

סגור 
C@gowr 
Usage: 1

כּסף 
Keceph 
Usage: 403

be weighed
שׁקל 
Shaqal 
Usage: 22

for the price
מחיר 
M@chiyr 
Usage: 15

References

American

Easton

Watsons

Context Readings

Job's Discourse On Wisdom

14 The deep waters say, It is not in me: and the sea says, It is not with me. 15 Gold may not be given for it, or a weight of silver in payment for it. 16 It may not be valued with the gold of Ophir, with the onyx of great price, or the sapphire.



Cross References

Proverbs 16:16

How much better it is to get wisdom than gold! and to get knowledge is more to be desired than silver.

Proverbs 8:10-11

Take my teaching, and not silver; get knowledge in place of the best gold.

Proverbs 8:19

My fruit is better than gold, even than the best gold; and my increase is more to be desired than silver.

Job 28:18

There is no need to say anything about coral or crystal; and the value of wisdom is greater than that of pearls.

Proverbs 3:13-15

Happy is the man who makes discovery of wisdom, and he who gets knowledge.

Proverbs 8:17

Those who have given me their love are loved by me, and those who make search for me with care will get me.

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