Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"Take my instruction and not silver, And knowledge rather than choicest gold.

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

Accept my instruction instead of silver, and knowledge rather than pure gold.

International Standard Version

Grab hold of my instruction in lieu of money and knowledge instead of the finest gold,

A Conservative Version

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

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

Receive my instruction in preference to [striving for] silver, and knowledge rather than choice gold,

Bible in Basic English

Take my teaching, and not silver; get knowledge in place of the best gold.

Darby Translation

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

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

Julia Smith Translation

Receive my instruction and not silver and knowledge above tried gold.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

Take my teaching and not silver; may you choose knowledge rather than choice gold.

Modern King James verseion

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

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Receive my doctrine therefore, and not silver: and my knowledge, more than fine gold.

NET Bible

Receive my instruction rather than silver, and knowledge rather than choice gold.

New Heart English Bible

Receive my instruction rather than silver; knowledge rather than choice gold.

New simplified Bible

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

The Emphasized Bible

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

Webster

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

World English Bible

Receive my instruction rather than silver; knowledge rather than choice gold.

Youngs Literal Translation

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

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
לקח 
Laqach 
Usage: 966

מוּסר 
Muwcar 
Usage: 50

and not silver
כּסף 
Keceph 
Usage: 403

and knowledge
דּעת 
Da`ath 
Usage: 91

בּחר 
Bachar 
Usage: 169

References

Easton

Fausets

Context Readings

Wisdom Calls

9 "They are all straightforward to him who understands, And right to those who find knowledge. 10 "Take my instruction and not silver, And knowledge rather than choicest gold. 11 "For wisdom is better than jewels; And all desirable things cannot compare with her.


Cross References

Psalm 119:72

The law of Your mouth is better to me Than thousands of gold and silver pieces.

Psalm 119:127

Therefore I love Your commandments Above gold, yes, above fine gold.

Psalm 119:162

I rejoice at Your word, As one who finds great spoil.

Proverbs 2:4-5

If you seek her as silver And search for her as for hidden treasures;

Proverbs 3:13-15

How blessed is the man who finds wisdom And the man who gains understanding.

Proverbs 8:19

"My fruit is better than gold, even pure gold, And my yield better than choicest silver.

Proverbs 10:20

The tongue of the righteous is as choice silver, The heart of the wicked is worth little.

Proverbs 16:16

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

Proverbs 23:23

Buy truth, and do not sell it, Get wisdom and instruction and understanding.

Ecclesiastes 7:11

Wisdom along with an inheritance is good And an advantage to those who see the sun.

Acts 3:6

But Peter said, "I do not possess silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you: In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene--walk!"

2 Corinthians 6:10

as sorrowful yet always rejoicing, as poor yet making many rich, as having nothing yet possessing all things.



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