Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

There is gold, and abundance of rubies, but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel.

New American Standard Bible

There is gold, and an abundance of jewels;
But the lips of knowledge are a more precious thing.

King James Version

There is gold, and a multitude of rubies: but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel.

Holman Bible

There is gold and a multitude of jewels,
but knowledgeable lips are a rare treasure.

International Standard Version

There is an abundance of gold and precious stones, but lips of knowledge are a rare jewel.

American Standard Version

There is gold, and abundance of rubies; But the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel.

Amplified


There is gold, and an abundance of pearls,
But the lips of knowledge are a vessel of preciousness [the most precious of all].

Bible in Basic English

There is gold and a store of corals: but the lips of knowledge are a jewel of great price.

Darby Translation

There is gold, and a multitude of rubies; but the lips of knowledge are a precious Jewel.

Julia Smith Translation

There is gold and a multitude of pearls: and a precious vessel the lips of knowledge.

King James 2000

There is gold, and a multitude of rubies: but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel.

Lexham Expanded Bible

There is gold and many costly stones, but precious jewels are lips of knowledge.

Modern King James verseion

There is gold and a multitude of rubies; but the lips of knowledge are a rare jewel.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A mouth of understanding is more worth than gold, many precious stones, and costly Jewels.

NET Bible

There is gold, and an abundance of rubies, but words of knowledge are like a precious jewel.

New Heart English Bible

There is gold and abundance of rubies; but the lips of knowledge are a rare jewel.

The Emphasized Bible

There are gold, and an abundance of corals, but, precious jewels, are the lips of knowledge.

Webster

There is gold, and a multitude of rubies: but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel.

World English Bible

There is gold and abundance of rubies; but the lips of knowledge are a rare jewel.

Youngs Literal Translation

Substance, gold, and a multitude of rubies, Yea, a precious vessel, are lips of knowledge.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
There is
ישׁ 
Yesh 
is, be, have, there,
Usage: 135

זהב 
Zahab 
Usage: 390

of rubies
פּני פּניןo 
Paniyn 
Usage: 6

but the lips
שׂפת שׂפה 
Saphah 
Usage: 176

דּעת 
Da`ath 
Usage: 91

יקר 
Y@qar 
Usage: 17

References

American

Hastings

Morish

Context Readings

Foolproof Instructions

14 It is bad, it is bad, says the buyer, but when he is gone his way, then he boasts. 15 There is gold, and abundance of rubies, but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel. 16 Take his garment who is surety for a stranger, and hold him in pledge for foreigners.



Cross References

Proverbs 3:15

She is more precious than rubies, and none of the things thou can desire are to be compared to her.

Job 28:12-19

But where shall wisdom be found? And where is the place of understanding?

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 10:20-21

The tongue of a righteous man is choice silver. The heart of the wicked is little worth.

Proverbs 15:7

The lips of the wise disperse knowledge, but the heart of the foolish, not so.

Proverbs 15:23

A man has joy in the answer of his mouth, and a word in due season, how good it is!

Proverbs 16:16

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

Proverbs 16:21

The wise in heart shall be called prudent, and the sweetness of the lips increases learning.

Proverbs 16:24

Pleasant words are a honeycomb: Sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

Proverbs 25:12

An earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, [is] a wise reprover upon an obedient ear.

Ecclesiastes 12:9-11

And further, because the Preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge. Yea, he pondered, and sought out, [and] set in order many proverbs.

Romans 10:14-15

How then will they call on whom they have not believed? And how will they believe of whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without preaching?

Ephesians 4:29

Let no corrupt speech go out of your mouth, rather if there is any good word for edification of a need, so that it may give grace to those who hear.

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