The law of Your mouth is better to me
Than thousands of gold and silver pieces.
They are more desirable than gold, yes, than much fine gold;
Sweeter also than honey and the drippings of the honeycomb.
“Take my instruction and not silver,
And knowledge rather than choicest gold.
“My fruit is better than gold, even pure gold,
And my yield better than choicest silver.
Therefore I love Your commandments
Above gold, yes, above fine gold.
I rejoice at Your word,
As one who finds great spoil.
I have rejoiced in the way of Your testimonies,
As much as in all riches.
I have inherited Your testimonies forever,
For they are the joy of my heart.
For her profit is better than the profit of silver
And her gain better than fine gold.
How much better it is to get wisdom than gold!
And to get understanding is to be chosen above silver.
“The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in the field, which a man found and hid again; and from joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.