Parallel Verses

Bible in Basic English

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

New American Standard Bible

“Coral and crystal are not to be mentioned;
And the acquisition of wisdom is above that of pearls.

King James Version

No mention shall be made of coral, or of pearls: for the price of wisdom is above rubies.

Holman Bible

Coral and quartz are not worth mentioning.
The price of wisdom is beyond pearls.

International Standard Version

Don't even bother to mention coral and crystal wisdom is more valuable than a bag of rubies.

A Conservative Version

No mention shall be made of coral or of crystal. Yea, the price of wisdom is above rubies.

American Standard Version

No mention shall be made of coral or of crystal: Yea, the price of wisdom is above rubies.

Amplified


“No mention of coral and crystal can be made;
For the possession of wisdom is even above [that of] rubies or pearls.

Darby Translation

Corals and crystal are no more remembered; yea, the acquisition of wisdom is above rubies.

Julia Smith Translation

High things, and crystal, shall not be remembered: and the drawing out of wisdom above pearls.

King James 2000

No mention shall be made of coral, or of crystal: for the price of wisdom is above rubies.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Black corals and crystal will not be mentioned, and wisdom's price [is] more than red corals.

Modern King James verseion

No mention shall be made of coral, or of pearls; and the price of wisdom is above rubies.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

There is nothing so worthy, or so excellent, as once to be named unto her: for perfect wisdom goeth far beyond them all.

NET Bible

Of coral and jasper no mention will be made; the price of wisdom is more than pearls.

New Heart English Bible

No mention shall be made of coral or of crystal. Yes, the price of wisdom is above rubies.

The Emphasized Bible

Coral or crystal, cannot be mentioned, Yea, a possession, is wisdom, above red coral;

Webster

No mention shall be made of coral, or of pearls: for the price of wisdom is above rubies.

World English Bible

No mention shall be made of coral or of crystal. Yes, the price of wisdom is above rubies.

Youngs Literal Translation

Corals and pearl are not remembered, The acquisition of wisdom is above rubies.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
shall be made of coral
ראמה 
Ra'mah 
Usage: 2

or of pearls
גּבישׁ 
Gabiysh 
Usage: 1

for the price
משׁך 
meshek 
Usage: 2

of wisdom
חכמה 
Chokmah 
Usage: 149

References

Context Readings

Job's Discourse On Wisdom

17 Gold and glass are not equal to it in price, and it may not be exchanged for jewels of the best gold. 18 There is no need to say anything about coral or crystal; and the value of wisdom is greater than that of pearls. 19 The topaz of Ethiopia is not equal to it, and it may not be valued with the best gold.



Cross References

Proverbs 3:15

She is of more value than jewels, and nothing for which you may have a desire is fair in comparison with her.

Proverbs 31:10

Who may make discovery of a woman of virtue? For her price is much higher than jewels.

Lamentations 4:7

Her holy ones were cleaner than snow, they were whiter than milk, their bodies were redder than corals, their form was as the sapphire:

Ezekiel 27:16

Edom did business with you because of the great number of things which you made; they gave emeralds, purple, and needlework, and the best linen and coral and rubies for your goods.

Proverbs 8:11

For wisdom is better than jewels, and all things which may be desired are nothing in comparison with her.

Matthew 7:6

Do not give that which is holy to the dogs, or put your jewels before pigs, for fear that they will be crushed under foot by the pigs whose attack will then be made against you.

Matthew 13:45-46

Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a trader searching for beautiful jewels.

1 Timothy 2:9

And that women may be dressed in simple clothing, with a quiet and serious air; not with twisted hair and gold or jewels or robes of great price;

Revelation 17:4

And the woman was clothed in purple and bright red, with ornaments of gold and stones of great price and jewels; and in her hand was a gold cup full of evil things and her unclean desires;

Revelation 18:12

Gold, and silver, and stones of great price, and jewels, and delicate linen, and robes of purple and silk and red; and perfumed wood, and every vessel of ivory, and every vessel made of fair wood, and of brass, and iron, and stone;

Revelation 21:21

And the twelve doors were twelve pearls; every door was made of one pearl; and the street of the town was clear gold, as clear as glass.

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