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 jewels,
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 wisdom is better than rubies;
And all desirable things cannot compare with her.

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.

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 Receive my chastening and not silver, and knowledge rather than choice gold. 11 “For wisdom is better than jewels;
And all desirable things cannot compare with her.
12 I, wisdom, dwell with prudence, and I invent the knowledge of giving counsel.


Cross References

Job 28:15-19

It cannot be gotten for gold, neither shall silver be weighed for its price.

Psalm 19:10

More to be desired are they than gold, than much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.

Proverbs 3:14-15

for the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver and the fruits thereof more than fine gold.

Proverbs 16:16

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

Psalm 119:127

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

Proverbs 4:5-7

Get wisdom, get understanding; forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth.

Proverbs 20:15

There is gold and a multitude of precious stones, but the lips of wisdom are a precious vessel.

Matthew 16:26

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?

Philippians 3:8-9

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

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