Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

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

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.

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.

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

and not silver
כּסף 
Keceph 
Usage: 403

and knowledge
דּעת 
Da`ath 
Usage: 91

References

Easton

Fausets

Context Readings

Wisdom Calls

9 All of them are clear to the perceptive,
and right to those who discover knowledge.
10 Accept my instruction instead of silver,
and knowledge rather than pure gold.
11 For wisdom is better than jewels,
and nothing desirable can compare with it.


Cross References

Psalm 119:72

Instruction from Your lips is better for me
than thousands of gold and silver pieces.

Psalm 119:127

Since I love Your commands
more than gold, even the purest gold,

Psalm 119:162

I rejoice over Your promise
like one who finds vast treasure.

Proverbs 2:4-5

if you seek it like silver
and search for it like hidden treasure,

Proverbs 3:13-15

Happy is a man who finds wisdom
and who acquires understanding,

Proverbs 8:19

My fruit is better than solid gold,
and my harvest than pure silver.

Proverbs 10:20

The tongue of the righteous is pure silver;
the heart of the wicked is of little value.

Proverbs 16:16

Get wisdom—
how much better it is than gold!
And get understanding—
it is preferable to silver.

Proverbs 23:23

Buy—and do not sell—truth,
wisdom, instruction, and understanding.

Ecclesiastes 7:11

Wisdom is as good as an inheritance
and an advantage to those who see the sun,

Acts 3:6

But Peter said, “I don’t have silver or gold, but what I have, I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, get up and walk!”

2 Corinthians 6:10

as grieving yet always rejoicing;
as poor yet enriching many;
as having nothing yet possessing everything.

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