Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

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

International Standard Version

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

A Conservative Version

Gold and glass cannot equal it, nor shall it be exchanged for jewels of fine gold.

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

Gold and glass cannot equal [Wisdom], nor can it be exchanged for jewels or vessels of fine gold.

Bible in Basic English

Gold and glass are not equal to it in price, and it may not be exchanged for jewels of the best gold.

Darby Translation

Gold and glass cannot be compared to it, nor vessels of fine gold be its exchange.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Gold cannot equal it, nor can diamond; neither shall it be exchanged for vessels of fine gold.

Julia Smith Translation

Gold and crystal shall not compare with it, and its exchange, vessels of pure gold.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

Gold and glass cannot be compared with it, and its substitution [cannot be] an ornament of refined gold.

Modern King James verseion

gold and the crystal cannot equal it, nor can it be exchanged for a vessel of fine gold.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

No, neither gold nor Crystal, neither sweet odours nor golden plate.

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.

The Emphasized Bible

Neither gold nor crystal can compare with it, nor can, the exchange thereof, be a vessel of pure gold,

Webster

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

Youngs Literal Translation

Not equal it do gold and crystal, Nor is its exchange a vessel of fine gold.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
זהב 
Zahab 
Usage: 390

and the crystal
זכוּכית 
Z@kuwkiyth 
Usage: 1

it and the exchange
תּמוּרה 
T@muwrah 
Usage: 6

of it shall not be for jewels
כּלי 
K@liy 
Usage: 325

Context Readings

Job's Discourse On Wisdom

16 "It cannot be valued in the gold of Ophir, In precious onyx, or sapphire. 17 "Gold or glass cannot equal it, Nor can it be exchanged for articles of fine gold. 18 "Coral and crystal are not to be mentioned; And the acquisition of wisdom is above that of pearls.



Cross References

Proverbs 16:16

How much better it is to get wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is to be chosen above silver.

Ezekiel 1:22

Now over the heads of the living beings there was something like an expanse, like the awesome gleam of crystal, spread out over their heads.

Revelation 4:6

and before the throne there was something like a sea of glass, like crystal; and in the center and around the throne, four living creatures full of eyes in front and behind.

Revelation 21:11

having the glory of God Her brilliance was like a very costly stone, as a stone of crystal-clear jasper.

Revelation 22:1

Then he showed me a river of the water of life, clear as crystal, coming from the throne of God and of the Lamb,



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