New International Version
Choose my instruction instead of silver, knowledge rather than choice gold,
King James Bible
Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold.
Darby Bible Translation
Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold:
World English Bible
Receive my instruction rather than silver; knowledge rather than choice gold.
Young's Literal Translation
Receive my instruction, and not silver, And knowledge rather than choice gold.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Receive my instruction, and not silver - A Hebrew idiom; receive my instruction in preference to silver.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
'That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance.'--PROVERBS viii. 21. The word here rendered 'substance' is peculiar. Indeed, it is used in a unique construction in this passage. It means 'being' or 'existence,' and seems to have been laid hold of by the Hebrew thinkers, from whom the books commonly called 'the Wisdom Books' come, as one of their almost technical expressions. 'Substance' may be used in our translation in its philosophical meaning as the supposed reality underlying appearances, …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Fragrant Spices from the Mountains of Myrrh. "Thou Art all Fair, My Love; There is no Spot in Thee. " --Song of Solomon iv. 7.
Of the Council of Antioch and what was done There against the Holy Meletius.
A String of Pearls
It cannot be bought with the finest gold, nor can its price be weighed out in silver.
Neither gold nor crystal can compare with it, nor can it be had for jewels of gold.
The law from your mouth is more precious to me than thousands of pieces of silver and gold.
for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold.
She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her.
My fruit is better than fine gold; what I yield surpasses choice silver.
How much better to get wisdom than gold, to get insight rather than silver!
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