New Living Translation
Choose my instruction rather than silver, and knowledge rather than pure 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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
8:10 And not silver - Rather than silver.
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It cannot be bought with gold. It cannot be purchased with silver.
Wisdom is more valuable than gold and crystal. It cannot be purchased with jewels mounted in fine gold.
Your instructions are more valuable to me than millions in gold and silver.
For wisdom is more profitable than silver, and her wages are better than gold.
Wisdom is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her.
My gifts are better than gold, even the purest gold, my wages better than sterling silver!
How much better to get wisdom than gold, and good judgment than silver!
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