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


“Take my instruction rather than [seeking] silver,
And take knowledge rather than choicest 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:

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 They are all plain to him that understands and right to those that have found wisdom. 10 “Take my instruction and not silver,
And knowledge rather than choicest gold.
11 For wisdom is better than precious stones; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.


Cross References

Psalm 119:72

The law of thy mouth is better unto me than thousands of gold and silver.

Psalm 119:127

Therefore I have loved thy commandments above gold, yea, above fine gold.

Psalm 119:162

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

Proverbs 2:4-5

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

Proverbs 3:13-15

Blessed is the man that has found wisdom and who brings to light intelligence,

Proverbs 8:19

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

Proverbs 10:20

The tongue of the just is as choice silver, but the understanding of the wicked is worth little.

Proverbs 16:16

How much better is it to acquire wisdom than gold! and to acquire understanding is worth more than silver!

Proverbs 23:23

Buy the truth and sell it not, also wisdom and instruction and understanding.

Ecclesiastes 7:11

Knowledge is good with an inheritance and is the excellency of those that see the sun.

Acts 3:6

Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none, but such as I have I give thee: in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.

2 Corinthians 6:10

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

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