Proverbs 8:11
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New International Version
for wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her.

New Living Translation
For wisdom is far more valuable than rubies. Nothing you desire can compare with it.

English Standard Version
for wisdom is better than jewels, and all that you may desire cannot compare with her.

New American Standard Bible
"For wisdom is better than jewels; And all desirable things cannot compare with her.

King James Bible
For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For wisdom is better than jewels, and nothing desirable can compare with it.

International Standard Version
because wisdom is better than precious gems and nothing you desire can compare to it."

NET Bible
For wisdom is better than rubies, and desirable things cannot be compared to her.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Because wisdom is better than refined gold and better than precious stones, and nothing compares to it.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
because wisdom is better than jewels. Nothing you desire can equal it.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For wisdom is better than precious stones; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.

King James 2000 Bible
For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.

American King James Version
For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.

American Standard Version
For wisdom is better than rubies; And all the things that may be desired are not to be compared unto it.

Douay-Rheims Bible
11For wisdom is better than all the most precious things: and whatsoever may be desired cannot be compared to

Darby Bible Translation
for wisdom is better than rubies, and all the things that may be desired are not equal to it.

English Revised Version
For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared unto her.

Webster's Bible Translation
For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.

World English Bible
For wisdom is better than rubies. All the things that may be desired can't be compared to it.

Young's Literal Translation
For better is wisdom than rubies, Yea, all delights are not comparable with it.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

8:1-11 The will of God is made known by the works of creation, and by the consciences of men, but more clearly by Moses and the prophets. The chief difficulty is to get men to attend to instruction. Yet attention to the words of Christ, will guide the most ignorant into saving knowledge of the truth. Where there is an understanding heart, and willingness to receive the truth in love, wisdom is valued above silver and gold.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 11. - (See Proverbs 3:14, 15, and notes.)

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

For wisdom is better than rubies,.... A sort of precious stones: or, "than precious stones" (z) in general; so the Targum and Septuagint, Arabic and Syriac versions; even than all of them, as the Vulgate Latin version; or, than "pearls" (a), or "carbuncles" (b): there are none equal to it, nor is it to be procured by them; see Job 28:16;

and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it; See Gill on Proverbs 3:15.

(z) "gemmis", Baynus; "prae gemmis politis", Schultens. (a) "Margaritas", Pagninus, Montanus, Tigurine version, Mercerus, Gejerus, Michaelis; "unionibus", Cocceius. (b) "Carbunculis", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

11. (Compare Pr 3:14, 15).

Proverbs 8:11 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Excellence of Wisdom
10"Take my instruction and not silver, And knowledge rather than choicest gold. 11"For wisdom is better than jewels; And all desirable things cannot compare with her. 12"I, wisdom, dwell with prudence, And I find knowledge and discretion.…
Cross References
Job 28:15
It cannot be bought with the finest gold, nor can its price be weighed out in silver.

Job 28:18
Coral and jasper are not worthy of mention; the price of wisdom is beyond rubies.

Psalm 19:10
They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the honeycomb.

Psalm 119:72
The law from your mouth is more precious to me than thousands of pieces of silver and gold.

Psalm 119:103
How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

Proverbs 3:15
She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her.

Proverbs 31:10
A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.

Ecclesiastes 7:11
Wisdom, like an inheritance, is a good thing and benefits those who see the sun.
Treasury of Scripture

For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.

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Proverbs 3:14 For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, …

Proverbs 4:5-7 Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from …

Proverbs 16:16 How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding …

Proverbs 20:15 There is gold, and a multitude of rubies: but the lips of knowledge …

Job 28:15-19 It cannot be gotten for gold, neither shall silver be weighed for …

Psalm 19:10 More to be desired are they than gold, yes, than much fine gold: …

Psalm 119:127 Therefore I love your commandments above gold; yes, above fine gold.

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 …

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