Proverbs 8:19
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New International Version
My fruit is better than fine gold; what I yield surpasses choice silver.

New Living Translation
My gifts are better than gold, even the purest gold, my wages better than sterling silver!

English Standard Version
My fruit is better than gold, even fine gold, and my yield than choice silver.

New American Standard Bible
"My fruit is better than gold, even pure gold, And my yield better than choicest silver.

King James Bible
My fruit is better than gold, yea, than fine gold; and my revenue than choice silver.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
My fruit is better than solid gold, and my harvest than pure silver.

International Standard Version
My fruit is better than gold, better than even refined gold, and my benefit surpasses the purest silver.

NET Bible
My fruit is better than the purest gold, and what I produce is better than choice silver.

New Heart English Bible
My fruit is better than gold, yes, than fine gold; my yield than choice silver.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“My fruits are better than refined gold and my produce than choice silver.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
What I produce is better than gold, pure gold. What I yield is better than fine silver.

JPS Tanakh 1917
My fruit is better than gold, yea, than fine gold; And my produce than choice silver.

New American Standard 1977
“My fruit is better than gold, even pure gold,
            And my yield than choicest silver.

Jubilee Bible 2000
My fruit is better than gold, yea, than precious stones, and my revenue than choice silver.

King James 2000 Bible
My fruit is better than gold, yea, than fine gold; and my revenue than choice silver.

American King James Version
My fruit is better than gold, yes, than fine gold; and my revenue than choice silver.

American Standard Version
My fruit is better than gold, yea, than fine gold; And my revenue than choice silver.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For my fruit is better than gold and the precious stone, and my blossoms than choice silver.

Darby Bible Translation
My fruit is better than fine gold, yea, than pure gold; and my revenue than choice silver.

English Revised Version
My fruit is better than gold, yea, than fine gold; and my revenue than choice silver.

Webster's Bible Translation
My fruit is better than gold, yes, than fine gold; and my revenue than choice silver.

World English Bible
My fruit is better than gold, yes, than fine gold; my yield than choice silver.

Young's Literal Translation
Better is my fruit than gold, even fine gold, And mine increase than choice silver.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
8:12-21 Wisdom, here is Christ, in whom are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge; it is Christ in the word, and Christ in the heart; not only Christ revealed to us, but Christ revealed in us. All prudence and skill are from the Lord. Through the redemption of Christ's precious blood, the riches of his grace abound in all wisdom and prudence. Man found out many inventions for ruin; God found one for our recovery. He hates pride and arrogance, evil ways and froward conversation; these render men unwilling to hear his humbling, awakening, holy instructions. True religion gives men the best counsel in all difficult cases, and helps to make their way plain. His wisdom makes all truly happy who receive it in the love of Christ Jesus. Seek him early, seek him earnestly, seek him before any thing else. Christ never said, Seek in vain. Those who love Christ, are such as have seen his loveliness, and have had his love shed abroad in their hearts; therefore they are happy. They shall be happy in this world, or in that which is beyond compare better. Wealth gotten by vanity will soon be diminished, but that which is well got, will wear well; and that which is well spent upon works of piety and charity, will be lasting. If they have not riches and honour in this world, they shall have that which is infinitely better. They shall be happy in the grace of God. Christ, by his Spirit, guides believers into all truth, and so leads them in the way of righteousness; and they walk after the Spirit. Also, they shall be happy in the glory of God hereafter. In Wisdom's promises, believers have goods laid up, not for days and years, but for eternity; her fruit therefore is better than gold.
Study Bible
The Excellence of Wisdom
18"Riches and honor are with me, Enduring wealth and righteousness. 19"My fruit is better than gold, even pure gold, And my yield better than choicest silver. 20"I walk in the way of righteousness, In the midst of the paths of justice,…
Cross References
Job 28:15
"Pure gold cannot be given in exchange for it, Nor can silver be weighed as its price.

Job 28:19
"The topaz of Ethiopia cannot equal it, Nor can it be valued in pure gold.

Proverbs 3:14
For her profit is better than the profit of silver And her gain better than fine gold.

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

Proverbs 8:20
"I walk in the way of righteousness, In the midst of the paths of justice,

Proverbs 10:20
The tongue of the righteous is as choice silver, The heart of the wicked is worth little.

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

My fruit is better than gold, yes, than fine gold; and my revenue than choice silver.

Proverbs 8:10 Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold.

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

Ecclesiastes 7:12 For wisdom is a defense, and money is a defense: but the excellency …

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