New International Version
She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her.
King James Bible
She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.
Darby Bible Translation
She is more precious than rubies; and all the things thou canst desire are not equal unto her.
World English Bible
She is more precious than rubies. None of the things you can desire are to be compared to her.
Young's Literal Translation
Precious she is above rubies, And all thy pleasures are not comparable to her.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
She is more precious than rubies - מפנינים mippeninim. The word principally means pearls, but may be taken for precious stones in general. The root is פנה panah, he looked, beheld; and as it gives the idea of the eye always being turned towards the observer, Mr. Parkhurst thinks that it means the loadstone; see the note on Job 28:18 (note), where this subject is considered at large. If the oriental ruby, or any other precious stone, be intended here, the word may refer to their being cut and polished, so that they present different faces, and reflect the light to you in whatever direction you may look at them.
All the things thou canst desire - Superior to every thing that can be an object of desire here below. But who believes this?
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LibraryMarch 6. "Lean not unto Thine Own Understanding" (Prov. Iii. 5).
"Lean not unto thine own understanding" (Prov. iii. 5). Faith is hindered by reliance upon human wisdom, whether our own or the wisdom of others. The devil's first bait to Eve was an offer of wisdom, and for this she sold her faith. "Ye shall be as gods," he said, "knowing good and evil," and from the hour she began to know she ceased to trust. It was the spies that lost the Land of Promise to Israel of old. It was their foolish proposition to search out the land, and find out by investigation whether …
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The Tenth Commandment
Coral and jasper are not worthy of mention; the price of wisdom is beyond rubies.
Choose my instruction instead of silver, knowledge rather than choice gold,
for wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her.
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