Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.
for the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver and the fruits thereof more than fine gold.
Get wisdom, get understanding; forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth.
How much better is it to acquire wisdom than gold! and to acquire understanding is worth more than silver!
There is gold and a multitude of precious stones, but the lips of wisdom are a precious vessel.
It cannot be gotten for gold, neither shall silver be weighed for its price.
More to be desired are they than gold, than much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
Therefore I have loved thy commandments above gold, yea, above fine gold.
For what is a man profited if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
And doubtless I even count all things as loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ