Parallel Verses

Jubilee 2000 Bible

for the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver and the fruits thereof more 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.

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

For the gaining of it is better than the gaining of silver, and the profit of it 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 Blessed is the man that has found wisdom and who brings to light intelligence, 14 for the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver and the fruits thereof more than fine gold. 15 She is more precious than precious stones, and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.



Cross References

Proverbs 8:19

My fruit is better than gold, yea, than precious stones, and my revenue than choice silver.

Proverbs 16:16

How much better is it to acquire wisdom than gold! and to acquire understanding is worth more 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 glory, nor the life of thy enemies, neither yet hast asked long life, but hast asked wisdom and knowledge for thyself, that thou may judge my people, over whom I have placed thee as king,

Job 28:13-19

Man never knew its price; 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

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

Psalm 119:162

I rejoice at thy spoken word, as one that finds great spoil.

Proverbs 2:4

if thou seekest her as silver and searchest for her as for hid treasures,

Proverbs 8:10-11

Receive my chastening and not silver, and knowledge rather than choice gold.

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?

Philippians 3:8-9

And doubtless I even count all things as loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ

Revelation 3:18

I counsel thee to buy of me gold refined in the fire, that thou may be made rich; and clothed in white raiment, so that the shame of thy nakedness not be uncovered; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou may see.

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