"But where can wisdom be found?1 Where does understanding dwell?213
Man does not comprehend its worth;3 it cannot be found in the land of the living.414
The deep5 says, 'It is not in me'; the sea6 says, 'It is not with me.'
It cannot be bought with the finest gold, nor can its price be weighed in silver.716
It cannot be bought with the gold of Ophir,8 with precious onyx or sapphires.917
Neither gold nor crystal can compare with it,10 nor can it be had for jewels of gold.1118
Coral12 and jasper13 are not worthy of mention; the price of wisdom is beyond rubies.1419
The topaz15 of Cush16 cannot compare with it; it cannot be bought with pure gold.17