Proverbs 8:11
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English Standard Version
for wisdom is better than jewels, and all that you may desire 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.

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

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.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Regarding ארמה, calliditas, in a good sense, vid., at Proverbs 1:4; regarding פּתאים, those who are easily susceptible of good or bad, according to the influence that is brought to bear upon them, vid., also Proverbs 1:4; and regarding כּסילים, the intellectually heavy, dull persons in whom the flesh burdens the mind, vid., at Proverbs 1:22. לב is parallel with ערמה, for the heart (according to its Semitic etymon, that which remains fast, like a kernel, the central-point) is used for the understanding of which it is the seat (Psychol. p. 249), or heartedness equals intelligence (cf. חסר־לב, Proverbs 6:32 equals ἄνους or ἄλογος). We take ערמה and לב as objective, as we have translated: that which is in both, and in which they consist. Thus הבּין, which is a favourite word with this author, has both times the simple transitive meaning of the gain of understanding into the nature and worth of both; and we neither need to interpret the second הבינוּ in the double transitive meaning, "to bring to understanding," nor, with Hitzig, to change in into הכינוּ

(Note: Vid., the Hebr. Zeitschrift, החלוץ, 1856, p. 112.) direct, i.e., applicate.

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Proverbs 3:14 For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.

Proverbs 4:5-7 Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth...

Proverbs 16:16 How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!

Proverbs 20:15 There is gold, and a multitude of rubies: but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel.

Job 28:15-19 It cannot be gotten for gold, neither shall silver be weighed for the price thereof...

Psalm 19:10 More to be desired are they than gold, yes, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.

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 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...

Cross References
Job 28:15
It cannot be bought for gold, and silver cannot be weighed as its price.

Job 28:18
No mention shall be made of coral or of crystal; the price of wisdom is above pearls.

Psalm 19:10
More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb.

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

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 jewels, and nothing you desire can compare with her.

Proverbs 31:10
An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels.

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