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Job 28:13 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Man knoweth not the price thereof; Neither is it found in the land of the living.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Man knoweth not the price thereof; neither is it found in the land of the living.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Man does not know its value, Nor is it found in the land of the living.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Man knoweth not the price of it; neither is it found in the land of the living.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Man knoweth not the value thereof; and it is not found in the land of the living.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Mortal knoweth not the way thereof, neither can it be found in the land of the living;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Man hath not known its arrangement, Nor is it found in the land of the living.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Man knoweth not the price thereof, neither is it found in the land of them that live in delights.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Man knoweth not the price thereof neither is it found in the land of the liuing.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— A mortal has not known its way, neither indeed has it been discovered among men.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Man knoweth not the price thereof; neither is it found in the land of the living.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Man 582
{0582} Prime
אֱנוֹשׁ
'enowsh
{en-oshe'}
From H0605; properly a mortal (and thus differeing from the more dignified H0120); hence a man in general (singly or collectively). It is often unexpressed in the English Version, especially when used in apposition with another word.
knoweth 3045
{3045} Prime
ידע
yada`
{yaw-dah'}
A primitive root; to know (properly to ascertain by seeing); used in a great variety of senses, figuratively, literally, euphemistically and inferentially (including observation, care, recognition; and causatively instruction, designation, punishment, etc.).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
not x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
the price 6187
{6187} Prime
עֵרֶךְ
`erek
{eh'-rek}
From H6186; a pile, equipment, estimate.
thereof; neither x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
is it found 4672
{4672} Prime
מָצָא
matsa'
{maw-tsaw'}
A primitive root; properly to come forth to, that is, appear or exist; transitively to attain, that is, find or acquire; figuratively to occur, meet or be present.
z8735
<8735> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 1602
in the land 776
{0776} Prime
אֶרֶץ
'erets
{eh'-rets}
From an unused root probably meaning to be firm; the earth (at large, or partitively a land).
of the living. 2416
{2416} Prime
חַי
chay
{khah'-ee}
From H2421; alive; hence raw (flesh); fresh (plant, water, year), strong; also (as noun, especially in the feminine singular and masculine plural) life (or living thing), whether literally or figuratively.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 28:13

_ _ Man can fix no price upon it, as it is nowhere to be found in man’s abode (Isaiah 38:11). Job implies both its valuable worth, and the impossibility of buying it at any price.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 28:12-19.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 28:13

Found — Among men upon earth, but only among those blessed spirits that dwell above.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 28:13

Man knoweth not (i) the price thereof; neither is it found in the land of the living.

(i) It is too high a thing for man to attain to in this world.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
knoweth:

Job 28:15-19 It cannot be gotten for gold, neither shall silver be weighed [for] the price thereof. ... The topaz of Ethiopia shall not equal it, neither shall it be valued with pure gold.
Psalms 19:10 More to be desired [are they] than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
Psalms 119:72 The law of thy mouth [is] better unto me than thousands of gold and silver.
Proverbs 3:14-15 For the merchandise of it [is] better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold. ... She [is] more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.
Proverbs 8:11 For wisdom [is] better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.
Proverbs 8:18-19 Riches and honour [are] with me; [yea], durable riches and righteousness. ... My fruit [is] better than gold, yea, than fine gold; and my revenue than choice silver.
Proverbs 16:16 How much better [is it] to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!
Proverbs 23:23 Buy the truth, and sell [it] not; [also] wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.
Ecclesiastes 8:16-17 When I applied mine heart to know wisdom, and to see the business that is done upon the earth: (for also [there is that] neither day nor night seeth sleep with his eyes:) ... Then I beheld all the work of God, that a man cannot find out the work that is done under the sun: because though a man labour to seek [it] out, yet he shall not find [it]; yea further; though a wise [man] think to know [it], yet shall he not be able to find [it].

in the land:

Job 28:21-22 Seeing it is hid from the eyes of all living, and kept close from the fowls of the air. ... Destruction and death say, We have heard the fame thereof with our ears.
Psalms 52:5 God shall likewise destroy thee for ever, he shall take thee away, and pluck thee out of [thy] dwelling place, and root thee out of the land of the living. Selah.
Isaiah 38:11 I said, I shall not see the LORD, [even] the LORD, in the land of the living: I shall behold man no more with the inhabitants of the world.
Isaiah 53:8 He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.
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Jb 28:15, 21. Ps 19:10; 52:5; 119:72. Pv 3:14; 8:11, 18; 16:16; 23:23. Ec 8:16. Is 38:11; 53:8.

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