Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

For the gaining of it is better than the gaining of silver, And the profit thereof than fine gold.

New American Standard Bible

For her profit is better than the profit of silver
And her gain better than fine gold.

King James Version

For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.

Holman Bible

for she is more profitable than silver,
and her revenue is better than gold.

International Standard Version

because her profit is better than the profit of silver, and her yield than fine gold.

A Conservative Version

For the gain of it is better than the gain of silver, and the profit of it than fine gold.

Amplified


For wisdom’s profit is better than the profit of silver,
And her gain is better than fine gold.

Bible in Basic English

For trading in it is better than trading in silver, and its profit greater than bright gold.

Darby Translation

For the gain thereof is better than the gain of silver, and her revenue than fine gold.

Julia Smith Translation

For good her gain above the gain of silver, and her increase above gold.

King James 2000

For the gain from it is better than the gain from silver, and the profit thereof than fine gold.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For her income is better than the income of silver, and her revenue than [that of] gold.

Modern King James verseion

For the profit from it is better than the gain from silver, and its produce more than fine gold;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

for the getting of it is better than any merchandise of silver, and the profit of it is better than gold.

NET Bible

For her benefit is more profitable than silver, and her gain is better than gold.

New Heart English Bible

For her good profit is better than getting silver, and her return is better than fine gold.

The Emphasized Bible

For better is her merchandise, than the merchandise of silver, yea, than gold, her increase;

Webster

For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain of it than fine gold.

World English Bible

For her good profit is better than getting silver, and her return is better than fine gold.

Youngs Literal Translation

For better is her merchandise Than the merchandise of silver, And than gold -- her increase.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
סחר 
Cachar 
Usage: 4

of it is better
טוב 
Towb 
Usage: 553

סחר 
Cachar 
Usage: 3

of silver
כּסף 
Keceph 
Usage: 403

and the gain
תּבוּאה 
T@buw'ah 
Usage: 42

References

Context Readings

Happy Is The One Who Finds Wisdom

13 Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, And the man that getteth understanding. 14 For the gaining of it is better than the gaining of silver, And the profit thereof than fine gold. 15 She is more precious than rubies: And none of the things thou canst desire are to be compared unto her.



Cross References

Proverbs 8:19

My fruit is better than gold, yea, than fine gold; And my revenue than choice silver.

Proverbs 16:16

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

2 Chronicles 1:11-12

And God said to Solomon, Because this was in thy heart, and thou hast not asked riches, wealth, or honor, nor the life of them that hate thee, neither yet hast asked long life; but hast asked wisdom and knowledge for thyself, that thou mayest judge my people, over whom I have made thee king:

Job 28:13-19

Man knoweth not the price thereof; Neither is it found in the land of the living.

Psalm 119:72

The law of thy mouth is better unto me Than thousands of gold and silver.

Psalm 119:111

Thy testimonies have I taken as a heritage for ever; For they are the rejoicing of my heart.

Psalm 119:162

I rejoice at thy word, As one that findeth great spoil.

Proverbs 2:4

If thou seek her as silver, And search for her as for hid treasures:

Proverbs 8:10-11

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

Matthew 16:26

For what shall a man be profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and forfeit his life? or what shall a man give in exchange for his life?

Philippians 3:8-9

Yea verily, and I count all things to be loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but refuse, that I may gain Christ,

Revelation 3:18

I counsel thee to buy of me gold refined by fire, that thou mayest become rich; and white garments, that thou mayest clothe thyself, and that the shame of thy nakedness be not made manifest; and eyesalve to anoint thine eyes, that thou mayest see.

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