New Living Translation
Wise words are more valuable than much gold and many rubies.
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
20:15 The lips - But wise speeches are of far greater worth.
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Coral and jasper are worthless in trying to get it. The price of wisdom is far above rubies.
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