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

New Living Translation
For wisdom is more profitable than silver, and her wages are better than gold.

English Standard Version
for the gain from her is better than gain from silver and her profit better than gold.

New American Standard Bible
For her profit is better than the profit of silver And her gain better than fine gold.

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
for she is more profitable than silver, and her revenue is better than gold.

International Standard Version
because her profit is better than the profit of silver, and her yield than fine gold.

NET Bible
For her benefit is more profitable than silver, and her gain is better than gold.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because its merchandise is better than the merchandise of silver, and the excellencies of its increase than refined gold,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The profit [gained] from [wisdom]is greater than the profit [gained] from silver. Its yield is better than fine gold.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, And the gain thereof than fine gold.

New American Standard 1977
For its profit is better than the profit of silver,
            And its gain than fine gold.

Jubilee Bible 2000
for the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver and the fruits thereof more than fine gold.

King James 2000 Bible
For the gain from it is better than the gain from silver, and the profit thereof than fine gold.

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

American Standard Version
For the gaining of it is better than the gaining of silver, And the profit thereof than fine gold.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The purchasing thereof is better than the merchandise of silver, and her fruit than the chiefest and purest gold:

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

English Revised Version
For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.

Webster's Bible Translation
For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain of it 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.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
3:13-20 No precious jewels or earthly treasures are worthy to be compared with true wisdom, whether the concerns of time or eternity be considered. We must make wisdom our business; we must venture all in it, and be willing to part with all for it. This Wisdom is the Lord Jesus Christ and his salvation, sought and obtained by faith and prayer. Were it not for unbelief, remaining sinfulness, and carelessness, we should find all our ways pleasantness, and our paths peace, for his are so; but we too often step aside from them, to our own hurt and grief. Christ is that Wisdom, by whom the worlds were made, and still are in being; happy are those to whom he is made of God wisdom. He has wherewithal to make good all his promises.
Study Bible
Blessed is He who Finds Wisdom
13How blessed is the man who finds wisdom And the man who gains understanding. 14For her profit is better than the profit of silver And her gain better than fine gold. 15She is more precious than jewels; And nothing you desire compares with her.…
Cross References
Job 28:15
"Pure gold cannot be given in exchange for it, Nor can silver be weighed as its price.

Proverbs 2:4
If you seek her as silver And search for her as for hidden treasures;

Proverbs 8:10
"Take my instruction and not silver, And knowledge rather than choicest gold.

Proverbs 8:19
"My fruit is better than gold, even pure gold, And my yield better than choicest silver.

Proverbs 16:16
How much better it is to get wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is to be chosen above silver.
Treasury of Scripture

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

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 …

2 Chronicles 1:11,12 And God said to Solomon, Because this was in your heart, and you …

Job 28:13-19 Man knows not the price thereof; neither is it found in the land …

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 …

Philippians 3:8,9 Yes doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency …

Revelation 3:18 I counsel you to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that you may be …

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