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19 The chrysolite of Ethiopia[a] cannot compare with it,
    nor can it be valued in pure gold.

20 ‘Where then does wisdom come from?
    And where is the place of understanding?
21 It is hidden from the eyes of all living,
    and concealed from the birds of the air.

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Footnotes

  1. Job 28:19 Or Nubia; Heb Cush

19 The topaz(A) of Cush(B) cannot compare with it;
    it cannot be bought with pure gold.(C)

20 Where then does wisdom come from?
    Where does understanding dwell?(D)
21 It is hidden from the eyes of every living thing,
    concealed even from the birds in the sky.(E)

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