New International Version
Gold there is, and rubies in abundance, but lips that speak knowledge are a rare jewel.
King James Bible
There is gold, and a multitude of rubies: but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel.
Darby Bible Translation
There is gold, and a multitude of rubies; but the lips of knowledge are a precious Jewel.
World English Bible
There is gold and abundance of rubies; but the lips of knowledge are a rare jewel.
Young's Literal Translation
Substance, gold, and a multitude of rubies, Yea, a precious vessel, are lips of knowledge.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
There is gold - Gold is valuable, silver is valuable, and so are jewels; but the teachings of sound knowledge are more valuable than all.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryBread and Gravel
'"Bread of deceit" is sweet to a man; but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.'--PROVERBS xx. 17. 'Bread of deceit' is a somewhat ambiguous phrase, which may mean either of two things, and perhaps means both. It may either mean any good obtained by deceit, or good which deceives in its possession. In the former signification it would appear to have reference primarily to unjustly gotten gain, while in the latter it has a wider meaning and applies to all the worthless treasures and lying …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Sluggard's Reproof
The Tears of the Penitent.
How the Slothful and the Hasty are to be Admonished.
Coral and jasper are not worthy of mention; the price of wisdom is beyond rubies.
"It's no good, it's no good!" says the buyer-- then goes off and boasts about the purchase.
Take the garment of one who puts up security for a stranger; hold it in pledge if it is done for an outsider.
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