Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"For wisdom is better than jewels; And all desirable things cannot compare with her.

King James Version

For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.

Holman Bible

For wisdom is better than precious stones, and nothing desirable can compare with it.

International Standard Version

because wisdom is better than precious gems and nothing you desire can compare to it."

A Conservative Version

For wisdom is better than rubies, and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.

American Standard Version

For wisdom is better than rubies; And all the things that may be desired are not to be compared unto it.

Amplified

For skillful and godly Wisdom is better than rubies or pearls, and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.

Bible in Basic English

For wisdom is better than jewels, and all things which may be desired are nothing in comparison with her.

Darby Translation

for wisdom is better than rubies, and all the things that may be desired are not equal to it.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For wisdom is better than precious stones; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.

Julia Smith Translation

For wisdom is good above pearls, and all delights shall not be made equal with her.

King James 2000

For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For wisdom is better than jewels, and all desires shall not compare with her.

Modern King James verseion

For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For wisdom is more worth than precious stones; yea, all the things that thou canst desire, are not to be compared unto it.

NET Bible

For wisdom is better than rubies, and desirable things cannot be compared to her.

New Heart English Bible

For wisdom is better than rubies. All the things that may be desired can't be compared to it.

The Emphasized Bible

For better is wisdom, than ornaments of coral, and, no delightful things, can equal her.

Webster

For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.

World English Bible

For wisdom is better than rubies. All the things that may be desired can't be compared to it.

Youngs Literal Translation

For better is wisdom than rubies, Yea, all delights are not comparable with it.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
חכמה 
Chokmah 
Usage: 149

פּני פּניןo 
Paniyn 
Usage: 6

are not to be compared
שׁוה 
Shavah 
Usage: 21

References

American

Easton

Fausets

Context Readings

Wisdom Calls

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. 12 "I, wisdom, dwell with prudence, And I find knowledge and discretion.


Cross References

Job 28:15-19

"Pure gold cannot be given in exchange for it, Nor can silver be weighed as its price.

Psalm 19:10

They are more desirable than gold, yes, than much fine gold; Sweeter also than honey and the drippings of the honeycomb.

Proverbs 3:14-15

For her profit is better than the profit of silver And her gain better than fine gold.

Proverbs 16:16

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

Psalm 119:127

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

Proverbs 4:5-7

Acquire wisdom! Acquire understanding! Do not forget nor turn away from the words of my mouth.

Proverbs 20:15

There is gold, and an abundance of jewels; But the lips of knowledge are a more precious thing.

Matthew 16:26

"For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?

Philippians 3:8-9

More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish so that I may gain Christ,

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