Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

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

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.

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

Hastings

Morish

Watsons

Context Readings

Wisdom Calls

10 Accept my instruction instead of silver, and knowledge rather than pure gold. 11 For wisdom is better than precious stones, and nothing desirable can compare with it. 12 I, Wisdom, share a home with shrewdness and have knowledge and discretion.


Cross References

Job 28:15-19

Gold cannot be exchanged for it, and silver cannot be weighed out for its price.

Psalm 19:10

They are more desirable than gold- than an abundance of pure gold; and sweeter than honey- than honey dripping from the comb.

Proverbs 3:14-15

for she is more profitable than silver, and her revenue is better than gold.

Proverbs 16:16

Acquire wisdom- how much better it is than gold! And acquire understanding- it is preferable to silver.

Psalm 119:127

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

Proverbs 4:5-7

Get wisdom, get understanding; don't forget or turn away from the words of my mouth.

Proverbs 20:15

There is gold and a multitude of jewels, but knowledgeable lips are a rare treasure.

Matthew 16:26

What will it benefit a man if he gains the whole world yet loses his life? Or what will a man give in exchange for his life?

Philippians 3:8-9

More than that, I also consider everything to be a loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. Because of Him I have suffered the loss of all things and consider them filth, so that I may gain Christ

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