New International Version
They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the honeycomb.
King James Bible
More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
Darby Bible Translation
They are more precious than gold, yea, than much fine gold; and sweeter than honey and the dropping of the honeycomb.
World English Bible
More to be desired are they than gold, yes, than much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and the extract of the honeycomb.
Young's Literal Translation
They are more desirable than gold, Yea, than much fine gold; and sweeter than honey, Even liquid honey of the comb.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
More to be desired are they than gold - This is strictly true; but who believes it? By most men gold is preferred both to God and his judgments; and they will barter every heavenly portion for gold and silver!
Sweeter also than honey - To those whose mental taste is rectified, who have a spiritual discernment.
Honey-comb - Honey is sweet; but honey just out of the comb has a sweetness, richness and flavour, far beyond what it has after it becomes exposed to the air. Only those who have eaten of honey from the comb can feel the force of the psalmist's comparison: it is better than gold, yea, than fine gold in the greatest quantity; it is sweeter than honey, yea, than honey from the comb.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
honeycomb [heb.] the dropping of honey-combs
'Who can understand his errors? cleanse Thou me from secret faults.' PSALM xix. 12. The contemplation of the 'perfect law, enlightening the eyes,' sends the Psalmist to his knees. He is appalled by his own shortcomings, and feels that, beside all those of which he is aware, there is a region, as yet unilluminated by that law, where evil things nestle and breed. The Jewish ritual drew a broad distinction between inadvertent--whether involuntary or ignorant--and deliberate sins; providing atonement …
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And the words of the LORD are flawless, like silver purified in a crucible, like gold refined seven times.
The law from your mouth is more precious to me than thousands of pieces of silver and gold.
How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
Because I love your commands more than gold, more than pure gold,
for wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her.
Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
Eat honey, my son, for it is good; honey from the comb is sweet to your taste.
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