Proverbs 3:14
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New International Version
for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold.

King James Bible
For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.

Darby Bible Translation
For the gain thereof is better than the gain of silver, and her revenue than fine gold.

World English Bible
For her good profit is better than getting silver, and her return is better than fine gold.

Young's Literal Translation
For better is her merchandise Than the merchandise of silver, And than gold -- her increase.

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Clarke'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.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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...

Library
March 6. "Lean not unto Thine Own Understanding" (Prov. Iii. 5).
"Lean not unto thine own understanding" (Prov. iii. 5). Faith is hindered by reliance upon human wisdom, whether our own or the wisdom of others. The devil's first bait to Eve was an offer of wisdom, and for this she sold her faith. "Ye shall be as gods," he said, "knowing good and evil," and from the hour she began to know she ceased to trust. It was the spies that lost the Land of Promise to Israel of old. It was their foolish proposition to search out the land, and find out by investigation whether
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

October the Twenty-Eighth Pleasantness and Peace
"Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace." --PROVERBS iii. 13-26. In the ways of the Lord I shall have feasts of "pleasantness." But not always at the beginning of the ways. Sometimes my faith is called upon to take a very unattractive road, and nothing welcomes me of fascination and delight. But here is a law of the spiritual life. The exercised faith intensifies my spiritual senses, and hidden things become manifest to my soul--hidden beauties, hidden sounds, hidden scents!
John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year

Epistle Cvi. To Syagrius, Ætherius, virgilius, and Desiderius, Bishops .
To Syagrius, Ætherius, Virgilius, and Desiderius, Bishops [65] . Gregory to Syagrius of Augustodunum (Autun), Etherius of Lugdunum (Lyons), Virgilius of Aretale (Arles), and Desiderius of Vienna (Vienne), bishops of Gaul. A paribus. Our Head, which is Christ, has to this end willed us to be His members, that through the bond of charity and faith He might make us one body in Himself. And to Him it befits us so to adhere in heart, that, since without Him we can be nothing, through Him we may
Saint Gregory the Great—the Epistles of Saint Gregory the Great

The Tenth Commandment
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his man-servant, nor his maid-servant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.' Exod 20: 17. THIS commandment forbids covetousness in general, Thou shalt not covet;' and in particular, Thy neighbour's house, thy neighbour's wife, &c. I. It forbids covetousness in general. Thou shalt not covet.' It is lawful to use the world, yea, and to desire so much of it as may keep us from the temptation
Thomas Watson—The Ten Commandments

Cross References
Job 28:15
It cannot be bought with the finest gold, nor can its price be weighed out in silver.

Proverbs 2:4
and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure,

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.

Proverbs 16:16
How much better to get wisdom than gold, to get insight rather than silver!

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