|New International Version (© 2011)|
How much better to get wisdom than gold, to get insight rather than silver!
King James Bible
How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!
American Standard Version
How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! Yea, to get understanding is rather to be chosen than silver.
Young's Literal Translation
To get wisdom -- how much better than gold, And to get understanding to be chosen than silver!
Proverbs 16:16 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
How much better - to get wisdom than gold? - Who believes this, though spoken by the wisest of men, under Divine inspiration?
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Proverbs 3:15-18 She is more precious than rubies: and all the things you can desire are not to be compared to her...
Proverbs 4:7 Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all your getting get understanding.
Proverbs 8:10,11,19 Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold...
Job 28:13 Man knows not the price thereof; neither is it found in the land of the living.
Psalm 119:127 Therefore I love your commandments above gold; yes, above fine gold.
Ecclesiastes 7:12 For wisdom is a defense, and money is a defense: but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom gives life to them that have it.
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?
Luke 12:21 So is he that lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.
Proverbs 16:16 Parallel CommentariesBetter Choose Chosen Desired Fine Getting Gold Intelligence Preferred Rather Silver Understanding WisdomBetter Choose Chosen Desired Fine Getting Gold Intelligence Preferred Rather Silver Understanding WisdomTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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Job 28:15 It cannot be bought with the finest gold, nor can its price be weighed out in silver.
Job 28:17 Neither gold nor crystal can compare with it, nor can it be had for jewels of gold.
Proverbs 3:14 for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold.
Proverbs 4:5 Get wisdom, get understanding; do not forget my words or turn away from them.
Proverbs 8:10 Choose my instruction instead of silver, knowledge rather than choice gold,
Proverbs 8:19 My fruit is better than fine gold; what I yield surpasses choice silver.