Parallel Verses

Amplified

How much better it is to get skillful and godly Wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.

New American Standard Bible

How much better it is to get wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is to be chosen above silver.

King James Version

How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!

Holman Bible

Get wisdom—
how much better it is than gold!
And get understanding—
it is preferable to silver.

International Standard Version

How much better than gaining gold is the acquisition of wisdom, the attainment of wisdom better than silver!

A Conservative Version

How much better it is to get wisdom than gold! Yea, to get understanding is rather to be chosen than silver.

American Standard Version

How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! Yea, to get understanding is rather to be chosen than silver.

Bible in Basic English

How much better it is to get wisdom than gold! and to get knowledge is more to be desired than silver.

Darby Translation

How much better is it to get wisdom than fine gold, and the getting of intelligence to be preferred to silver!

Jubilee 2000 Bible

How much better is it to acquire wisdom than gold! and to acquire understanding is worth more than silver!

Julia Smith Translation

The obtaining of wisdom how good above gold and the obtaining of understanding to be chosen above silver.

King James 2000

How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!

Lexham Expanded Bible

Getting wisdom: {how much} better than gold! And getting understanding: it is chosen {over} silver.

Modern King James verseion

How much better it is to get wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is rather to be chosen than silver!

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

To have wisdom in possession is better than gold; and to get understanding is more worth than silver.

NET Bible

How much better it is to acquire wisdom than gold; to acquire understanding is more desirable than silver.

New Heart English Bible

How much better it is to get wisdom than gold. Yes, to get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.

The Emphasized Bible

To acquire wisdom, how much better than gold! and, to get hold of understanding, more choice than silver!

Webster

How much better is it to get wisdom than gold? and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver?

World English Bible

How much better it is to get wisdom than gold! Yes, to get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.

Youngs Literal Translation

To get wisdom -- how much better than gold, And to get understanding to be chosen than silver!

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
is it to get
קנה 
Qanah 
Usage: 84

חכמה 
Chokmah 
Usage: 149

חרץ חרוּץ 
Charuwts 
Usage: 18

and to get
קנה 
Qanah 
Usage: 84

rather to be chosen
בּחר 
Bachar 
Usage: 169

References

Easton

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

15 In the light of the king's countenance is life, and his favor is as a cloud bringing the spring rain. 16 How much better it is to get skillful and godly Wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver. 17 The highway of the upright turns aside from evil; he who guards his way preserves his life.



Cross References

Proverbs 8:19

My fruit is better than gold, yes, than refined gold, and my increase than choice silver.

Job 28:13-28

Man knows not the price of it; neither is it found in the land of the living.

Proverbs 8:10-11

Receive my instruction in preference to [striving for] silver, and knowledge rather than choice gold,

Psalm 119:127

Therefore I love Your commandments more than [resplendent] gold, yes, more than [perfectly] refined gold.

Proverbs 3:15-18

Skillful and godly Wisdom is more precious than rubies; and nothing you can wish for is to be compared to her.

Proverbs 4:7

The beginning of Wisdom is: get Wisdom (skillful and godly Wisdom)! [For skillful and godly Wisdom is the principal thing.] And with all you have gotten, get understanding (discernment, comprehension, and interpretation).

Ecclesiastes 7:12

For wisdom is a defense even as money is a defense, but the excellency of knowledge is that wisdom shields and preserves the life of him who has it.

Matthew 16:26

For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his life [his blessed life in the kingdom of God]? Or what would a man give as an exchange for his [blessed] life [in the kingdom of God]?

Luke 12:21

So it is with the one who continues to lay up and hoard possessions for himself and is not rich [in his relation] to God [this is how he fares].

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