Parallel Verses

Modern King James verseion

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

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.

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 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 the crystal cannot equal it, nor can it be exchanged for a vessel of fine gold. 18 No mention shall be made of coral, or of pearls; and the price of wisdom is above rubies. 19 The topaz of Ethiopia cannot equal it; it cannot be weighed against pure gold.



Cross References

Proverbs 3:15

she is more precious than rubies; and all the things you can desire are not to be compared with her.

Proverbs 31:10

Who can find a woman of virtue? For her value is far above rubies.

Lamentations 4:7

Her Nazarites were purer than snow, whiter than milk; they were redder of bone than corals; their cuttings as lapis lazuli, azure blue.

Ezekiel 27:16

Syria was your merchant because of the multitude of your works; with emeralds, purple, and embroidered work, and fine linen, and coral, and rubies they gave for your wares.

Proverbs 8:11

For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.

Matthew 7:6

Do not give that which is holy to the dogs; nor cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet and turn again and tear you.

Matthew 13:45-46

Again, the kingdom of Heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls;

1 Timothy 2:9

In the same way also, I desire that women adorn themselves in decent clothing, with modesty and sensibleness, not adorned with braiding, or gold, or pearls, or costly clothing,

Revelation 17:4

And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet. And she was gilded with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication.

Revelation 18:12

the cargo of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and every ivory vessel, and every vessel of very precious wood, and of bronze, and of iron, and of marble,

Revelation 21:21

And the twelve gates were twelve pearls. Respectively, each one of the gates was one pearl. And the street of the city was pure gold, as transparent glass.

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