Job 28:18

NET ©

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

NIV ©

Coral and jasper are not worthy of mention; the price of wisdom is beyond rubies.

NASB ©

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

NLT ©

Coral and valuable rock crystal are worthless in trying to get it. The price of wisdom is far above pearls.

MSG ©

Pearl necklaces and ruby bracelets--why bother? None of this is even a down payment on Wisdom!

BBE ©

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

NRSV ©

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

NKJV ©

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

KJV
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NET © [draft] ITL
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and jasper
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no
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will be made; the price
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of wisdom
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NET © Notes

tn The word מֶשֶׁךְ (meshekh) comes from a root meaning “to grasp; to seize; to hold,” and so the derived noun means “grasping; acquiring; taking possession,” and therefore, “price” (see the discussion in R. Gordis, Job, 309). Gray renders it “acquisition” (so A. Cohen, AJSL 40 [1923/24]: 175).

tn In Lam 4:7 these are described as red, and so have been identified as rubies (so NIV) or corals.