Proverbs 8:19
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English Standard Version
My fruit is better than gold, even fine gold, and my yield than choice silver.

King James Bible
My fruit is better than gold, yea, 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.

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.

Proverbs 8:19 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Far remote is the idea that 13a is dependent on אמצא (I acquire) (Lwenstein, Bertheau). With this verse begins a new series of thoughts raising themselves on the basis of the fundamental clause 13a. Wisdom says what she hates, and why she hates it:

13 "The fear of Jahve is to hate evil;

     Pride and arrogancy, and an evil way

     And a deceitful mouth, do Ihate."

If the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom (Proverbs 9:10; Proverbs 1:7), then wisdom, personally considered, stands before all else that is to be said of her in a relation of homage or reverence toward God corresponding to the fear of God on the part of man; and if, as the premiss 13a shows, the fear of God has as its reverse side the hatred of evil, then there arises what Wisdom says in שׂנאתי (I hate) of herself. Instead of the n. actionis שׂנאת (hatred), formed in the same way with יראת, which, admitting the article, becomes a substantive, the author uses, in order that he might designate the predicate as such (Hitzig), rather the n. actionis שׂנאת as מלאת, Jeremiah 29:10. קראת, Judges 8:1, is equivalent to שׂנאת like יבּשׁת, the becoming dry, יכלת, the being able; cf. (Arab.) shanat, hating, malât, well-being, ḳarât, reading (Fl.). The evil which Wisdom hates is now particularized as, Proverbs 6:16-19, the evil which Jahve hates. The virtue of all virtues is humility; therefore Wisdom hates, above all, self-exaltation in all its forms. The paronomasia גּאה וגאון (pride and haughtiness) expresses the idea in the whole of its contents and compass (cf. Isaiah 15:6; Isaiah 3:1, and above at Proverbs 1:27). גּאה (from גּאה, the nominal form), that which is lofty equals pride, stands with גּאון, as Job 4:10, גבהּ, that which is high equals arrogance. There follows the viam mali, representing the sins of walk, i.e., of conduct, and os fullax (vid., at Proverbs 2:12), the sins of the mouth. Hitzig rightly rejects the interpunctuation רע, and prefers רע. In consequence of this Dech (Tiphcha init.), וּפי תהפּכת have in Codd. and good editions the servants Asla and Illuj (vid., Baer's Torath Emeth, p. 11); Aben-Ezra and Moses Kimchi consider the Asla erroneously as disjunctive, and explain וּפי by et os equals axioma meum, but Asla is conjunctive, and has after it the ת raphatum.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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, and the gain thereof than fine gold.

Ecclesiastes 7:12 For wisdom is a defense, and money is a defense: but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom gives life to them that have it.

Cross References
Job 28:15
It cannot be bought for gold, and silver cannot 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 the gain from her is better than gain from silver and her profit better than gold.

Proverbs 8:10
Take my instruction instead of silver, and knowledge rather than choice gold,

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

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

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

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