For better is her merchandise Than the merchandise of silver, And than gold -- her increase.
Proverbs 3:14 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For the merchandise - סחר sachar, the traffic, the trade that is carried on by going through countries and provinces with such articles as they could carry on the backs of camels, etc.; from סחר sachar, to go about, traverse. Chaffarynge; Old MS. Bible.
And the gain thereof - תבואתה tebuathah, its produce; what is gained by the articles after all expenses are paid. The slaves, as we have already seen, got their liberty if they were so lucky as to find a diamond of so many carats' weight; he who finds wisdom - the knowledge and salvation of God - gets a greater prize; for he obtains the liberty of the Gospel, is adopted into the family of God, and made an heir according to the hope of an eternal life.
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Proverbs 2:4 If you seek her as silver, and search for her as for hid treasures;
Proverbs 8:10,11,19 Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold...
Proverbs 16:16 How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!
2 Chronicles 1:11,12 And God said to Solomon, Because this was in your heart, and you have not asked riches, wealth, or honor, nor the life of your enemies...
Job 28:13-19 Man knows not the price thereof; neither is it found in the land of the living...
Psalm 119:72,111,162 The law of your mouth is better to me than thousands of gold and silver...
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 Yes doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord...
Revelation 3:18 I counsel you to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that you may be rich; and white raiment, that you may be clothed...
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