Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

Holman Bible

Accept my instruction instead of silver,
and knowledge rather than pure 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 Everything I say is sensible to someone who understands, and correct to those who have acquired knowledge. 10 Grab hold of my instruction in lieu of money and knowledge instead of the finest gold, 11 because wisdom is better than precious gems and nothing you desire can compare to it."


Cross References

Psalm 119:72

Instruction that comes from you is better for me than thousands of gold and silver coins. Yod

Psalm 119:127

I truly love your commands more than gold, including fine gold.

Psalm 119:162

I find joy at what you have said like one who has discovered a great treasure.

Proverbs 2:4-5

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

Proverbs 3:13-15

How joyful is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gains understanding,

Proverbs 8:19

My fruit is better than gold, better than even refined gold, and my benefit surpasses the purest silver.

Proverbs 10:20

What the righteous person says is like precious silver; the thoughts of the wicked are compared to small things.

Proverbs 16:16

How much better than gaining gold is the acquisition of wisdom, the attainment of wisdom better than silver!

Proverbs 23:23

Purchase truth, but don't sell it; store up wisdom, instruction, and understanding.

Ecclesiastes 7:11

Wise use of possessions is good; it brings benefit to the living.

Acts 3:6

However, Peter said, "I don't have any silver or gold, but I'll give you what I do have. In the name of Jesus the Messiah from Nazareth, walk!"

2 Corinthians 6:10

as sorrowful and yet always rejoicing, as poor and yet enriching many, as having nothing and yet possessing everything.

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