New International Version
My fruit is better than fine gold; what I yield surpasses choice silver.
King James Bible
My fruit is better than gold, yea, than fine gold; and my revenue than choice silver.
Darby Bible Translation
My fruit is better than fine gold, yea, than pure gold; and my revenue than choice silver.
World English Bible
My fruit is better than gold, yes, than fine gold; my yield than choice silver.
Young's Literal Translation
Better is my fruit than gold, even fine gold, And mine increase than choice silver.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Riches and honor are with me - Often the wise, prudent, and discreet man arrives literally to riches and honor; but this is not always the case. But there are other riches of which he never fails; and these seem to be what Solomon has particularly in view, durable riches and righteousness; the treasure deposited by God in earthen vessels.
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.
The topaz of Cush cannot compare with it; it cannot be bought with pure gold.
for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold.
Choose my instruction instead of silver, knowledge rather than choice gold,
I walk in the way of righteousness, along the paths of justice,
The tongue of the righteous is choice silver, but the heart of the wicked is of little value.
How much better to get wisdom than gold, to get insight rather than silver!
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