19 The topaz of Cush cannot compare with it; it cannot be bought with pure gold.
19 The topaz of Ethiopia shall not equal it, neither shall it be valued with pure gold.
19 The topaz of Ethiopia cannot equal it, nor can it be valued in pure gold.
19 Pile gold and African diamonds as high as you will, they can't hold a candle to Wisdom.
19 The topaz of Ethiopia cannot equal it, Nor can it be valued in pure gold.
19 Precious peridot from Ethiopia cannot be exchanged for it. It's worth more than the purest gold.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 28:19
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.