Parallel Verses

The Emphasized Bible

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

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.

American Standard Version

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

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 How happy the man who hath found wisdom, and the man who draweth forth understanding, 14 For better is her merchandise, than the merchandise of silver, yea, than gold, her increase; 15 More precious, is she, than corals, yea, none of thy delightful things, doth equal her:



Cross References

Proverbs 8:19

Better is my fruit, than gold - yea fine gold, and mine increase, than choice silver;

Proverbs 16:16

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

2 Chronicles 1:11-12

And God said unto Solomon, Because this was near thy heart, and thou hast not asked riches, wealth, or honour, or the life of them that hate thee, nor even, many days, hast thou asked, - but hast asked for thyself, wisdom and knowledge, that thou mayest judge my people, over whom I have made thee king,

Job 28:13-19

Mortal knoweth not the way thereof, neither can it be found in the land of the living;

Psalm 119:72

Better to me, is the law of thy mouth, than thousands of gold and silver.

Psalm 119:111

As an inheritance have I taken thy testimonies unto times age-abiding, for, the joy of my heart, they are.

Psalm 119:162

Joyful am I over thy word, Like the finder of spoil in abundance.

Proverbs 2:4

If thou seek her as silver, and, like hid treasure, thou search for her,

Proverbs 8:10-11

Receive my correction, and not silver, and knowledge, rather than choicest gold.

Matthew 16:26

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

Philippians 3:8-9

Yea, doubtless! and I account all things to be, loss, because of the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for the sake of whom, the loss, of all things, have I suffered, and do account them refuse, in order that, Christ, I may win,

Revelation 3:18

I counsel thee to buy of me, gold refined by fire, that thou mayest become rich, - and white raiment, that thou mayest array thyself, and, the shame of thy nakedness, may not be made manifest, - and eye-salve, to anoint thine eyes, that thou mayest see.

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