15 It cannot be bought with the finest gold, nor can its price be weighed out in silver.

Other Translations of Job 28:15

King James Version

15 It cannot be gotten for gold, neither shall silver be weighed for the price thereof.

English Standard Version

15 It cannot be bought for gold, and silver cannot be weighed as its price.

The Message

15 It can't be bought with the finest gold; no amount of silver can get it.

New King James Version

15 It cannot be purchased for gold, Nor can silver be weighed for its price.

New Living Translation

15 It cannot be bought with gold. It cannot be purchased with silver.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 28:15

Commentary on Job 28:12-19

(Read Job 28:12-19)

Job here speaks of wisdom and understanding, the knowing and enjoying of God and ourselves. Its worth is infinitely more than all the riches in this world. It is a gift of the Holy Ghost which cannot be bought with money. Let that which is most precious in God's account, be so in ours. Job asks after it as one that truly desired to find it, and despaired of finding it any where but in God; any way but by Divine revelation.