Parallel Verses

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!

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.

Amplified


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

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 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 face is life, and his favor is like a cloud of the latter rain. 16 How much better it is to get wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is rather to be chosen than silver! 17 The way of the upright is to turn away from evil; he who keeps his way guards his way.



Cross References

Proverbs 8:19

My fruit is better than gold, yea, than fine gold; and what I give is better than choice silver.

Job 28:13-28

Man does not know the price of it; nor is it found in the land of the living.

Proverbs 8:10-11

Receive my instruction and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold.

Psalm 119:127

Therefore I love Your Commandments above gold; yea, even fine gold.

Proverbs 3:15-18

she is more precious than rubies; and all the things you can desire are not to be compared with her.

Proverbs 4:7

Wisdom is the main thing; get wisdom; and with all your getting get understanding.

Ecclesiastes 7:12

For wisdom is a defense, and money is a defense; but the excellency of knowledge is that wisdom gives life to those who have it.

Matthew 16:26

For what is a man profited if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

Luke 12:21

So is he who lays up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God.

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