New American Standard Bible
For wisdom is protection just as money is protection, But the advantage of knowledge is that wisdom preserves the lives of its possessors.
King James Bible
For wisdom is a defence, and money is a defence: but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom giveth life to them that have it.
Darby Bible Translation
For wisdom is a defence as money is a defence; but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom maketh them that possess it to live.
World English Bible
For wisdom is a defense, even as money is a defense; but the excellency of knowledge is that wisdom preserves the life of him who has it.
Young's Literal Translation
For wisdom is a defense, money is a defence, And the advantage of the knowledge of wisdom is, She reviveth her possessors.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Wisdom is a defense ... - See the margin and Psalm 121:5, i. e., He who is defended from adversity by his wisdom is in as good a position as he who is defended by his riches.
Excellency - literally, Profit.
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She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her, And happy are all who hold her fast.
"For he who finds me finds life And obtains favor from the LORD.
And I saw that wisdom excels folly as light excels darkness.
Wisdom strengthens a wise man more than ten rulers who are in a city.
So I said, "Wisdom is better than strength." But the wisdom of the poor man is despised and his words are not heeded.
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Men prepare a meal for enjoyment, and wine makes life merry, and money is the answer to everything.
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