Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

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.

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.

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.

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 It cannot be compared to gold and fine glass crystal, nor can it be exchanged for gold-plated weaponry. 18 Don't even bother to mention coral and crystal wisdom is more valuable than a bag of rubies. 19 It can neither be compared with the topaz of Ethiopia nor valued in comparison to pure gold."



Cross References

Proverbs 3:15

She is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire compares with her.

Proverbs 31:10

Who can find a capable wife? Her value far exceeds the finest jewels.

Lamentations 4:7

Her princes were purer than snow, whiter than milk. Their bodies were more ruddy than rubies, their beards like the color of precious stones.

Ezekiel 27:16

"Aram was one of your customers because you had so much merchandise. They paid by trading turquoise, purple yarn, embroidered goods, Egyptian linen, coral, and rubies.

Proverbs 8:11

because wisdom is better than precious gems and nothing you desire can compare to it."

Matthew 7:6

"Never give what is holy to dogs or throw your pearls before pigs. Otherwise, they will trample them with their feet and then turn around and attack you."

Matthew 13:45-46

"Again, the kingdom from heaven is like a merchant searching for fine pearls.

1 Timothy 2:9

Women, for their part, should display their beauty by dressing modestly and decently in appropriate clothes, not with elaborate hairstyles or by wearing gold, pearls, or expensive clothes,

Revelation 17:4

The woman wore purple and scarlet clothes and was adorned with gold, gems, and pearls. In her hand she was holding a gold cup filled with detestable things and the impurities of her immorality.

Revelation 18:12

cargo of gold, silver, gems, pearls, fine linen, purple cloth, silk, scarlet cloth, all kinds of scented wood, all articles made of ivory, all articles made of very costly wood, bronze, iron, marble,

Revelation 21:21

The twelve gates were twelve pearls, and each gate was made of a single pearl. The street of the city was made of pure gold, as clear as glass.

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