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Job 28:17

New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995) [2]
— “Gold or glass cannot equal it, Nor can it be exchanged for articles of fine gold.
King James Version (KJV 1769) [2]
— The gold and the crystal cannot equal it: and the exchange of it [shall not be for] jewels of fine gold.
English Revised Version (ERV 1885)
— Gold and glass cannot equal it: neither shall the exchange thereof be jewels of fine gold.
American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Gold and glass cannot equal it, Neither shall it be exchanged for jewels of fine gold.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— The gold and the crystal cannot equal it: and the exchange of it [shall not be for] jewels of fine gold.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Gold and glass cannot be compared to it, nor vessels of fine gold be its exchange.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Neither gold nor crystal can compare with it, nor can, the exchange thereof, be a vessel of pure gold,
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Not equal it do gold and crystal, Nor [is] its exchange a vessel of fine gold.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Gold or crystal cannot equal it, neither shall any vessels of gold be changed for it.
Geneva Bible (GNV 1560)
— The golde nor the chrystall shall be equall vnto it, nor the exchange shalbe for plate of fine golde.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— The golde and the chrystall cannot equall it: and the exchange of it [shall not be for] iewels of fine golde.
Lamsa Bible (1957)
— The gold and the crystal cannot equal it; nor can precious pearls, jewels, and emeralds equal it.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Gold and crystal shall not be equalled to it, neither shall vessels of gold be its exchange.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— The gold and the crystal cannot equal it: and the exchange of it [shall not be for] jewels of fine gold.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
The gold 2091
{2091} Prime
From an unused root meaning to shimmer; gold; figuratively something gold colored (that is, yellow), as oil, a clear sky.
and the crystal 2137
{2137} Prime
From H2135; properly transparency, that is, glass.
cannot x3808
(3808) Complement
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
equal 6186
{6186} Prime
A primitive root; to set in a row, that is, arrange, put in order (in a very wide variety of applications).
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
it: and the exchange 8545
{8545} Prime
From H4171; barter, compensation.
of it [shall not be for] jewels 3627
{3627} Prime
From H3615; something prepared, that is, any apparatus (as an implement, utensil, dress, vessel or weapon).
of fine gold. 6337
{6337} Prime
From H6388; pure (gold); hence gold itself (as refined).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 28:17

_ _ crystal — Or else glass, if then known, very costly. From a root, “to be transparent.”

_ _ jewels — rather, “vessels.”

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 28:12-19.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Ezekiel 1:22 And the likeness of the firmament upon the heads of the living creature [was] as the colour of the terrible crystal, stretched forth over their heads above.
Revelation 4:6 And before the throne [there was] a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, [were] four beasts full of eyes before and behind.
Revelation 21:11 Having the glory of God: and her light [was] like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;
Revelation 22:1 And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.

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