Proverbs 3:14
New International Version
for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold.

New Living Translation
For wisdom is more profitable than silver, and her wages are better than gold.

English Standard Version
for the gain from her is better than gain from silver and her profit better than gold.

Berean Study Bible
for she is more profitable than silver, and her gain is better than fine gold.

New American Standard Bible
For her profit is better than the profit of silver And her gain better than fine gold.

King James Bible
For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.

Christian Standard Bible
for she is more profitable than silver, and her revenue is better than gold.

Contemporary English Version
Wisdom is worth more than silver; it makes you much richer than gold.

Good News Translation
There is more profit in it than there is in silver; it is worth more to you than gold.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
for she is more profitable than silver, and her revenue is better than gold.

International Standard Version
because her profit is better than the profit of silver, and her yield than fine gold.

NET Bible
For her benefit is more profitable than silver, and her gain is better than gold.

New Heart English Bible
For her good profit is better than getting silver, and her return is better than fine gold.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because its merchandise is better than the merchandise of silver, and the excellencies of its increase than refined gold,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The profit [gained] from [wisdom]is greater than the profit [gained] from silver. Its yield is better than fine gold.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, And the gain thereof than fine gold.

New American Standard 1977
For its profit is better than the profit of silver, And its gain than fine gold.

Jubilee Bible 2000
for the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver and the fruits thereof more than fine gold.

King James 2000 Bible
For the gain from it is better than the gain from silver, and the profit thereof than fine gold.

American King James Version
For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.

American Standard Version
For the gaining of it is better than the gaining of silver, And the profit thereof than fine gold.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For it is better to traffic for her, than for treasures of gold and silver.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The purchasing thereof is better than the merchandise of silver, and her fruit than the chiefest and purest gold:

Darby Bible Translation
For the gain thereof is better than the gain of silver, and her revenue than fine gold.

English Revised Version
For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.

Webster's Bible Translation
For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain of it than fine gold.

World English Bible
For her good profit is better than getting silver, and her return is better than fine gold.

Young's Literal Translation
For better is her merchandise Than the merchandise of silver, And than gold -- her increase.
Study Bible
The Blessings of Wisdom
13Blessed is the man who finds wisdom, the man who acquires understanding, 14for she is more profitable than silver, and her gain is better than fine gold. 15She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire compares with her.…
Cross References
Job 28:15
It cannot be purchased for gold, nor its price weighed out in silver.

Proverbs 2:4
if you seek it like silver and search it out like hidden treasure,

Proverbs 8:10
Receive my instruction instead of silver, and knowledge rather than pure gold.

Proverbs 8:19
My fruit is better than gold, pure gold, and my harvest surpasses choice silver.

Proverbs 16:16
How much better to acquire wisdom than gold; to gain understanding is more desirable than silver.

Treasury of Scripture

For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.

Proverbs 2:4
If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures;

Proverbs 8:10,11,19
Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold…

Proverbs 16:16
How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!







Lexicon
for
כִּ֤י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

she is more
ט֣וֹב (ṭō·wḇ)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good

profitable
סַ֭חְרָהּ (saḥ·rāh)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5504: Commerce, gain

than silver,
כָּ֑סֶף (kā·sep̄)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3701: Silver, money

and her gain [is better]
תְּבוּאָתָֽהּ׃ (tə·ḇū·’ā·ṯāh)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8393: Product, revenue

than fine gold.
וּ֝מֵחָר֗וּץ (ū·mê·ḥā·rūṣ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2742: Incised, incisive, a trench, gold, a threshing-sledge, determination, eager
Verse 14. - The merchandise (sakh'rah); Vulgate, acquisitio; LXX., ἐμπορεύεσθαι. The gain arising from trading in wisdom is better than that which arises from trading in silver. Sakh'rah is the gain or profit arising from merchandise, i.e. from trading. It denotes the act itself of gaining. The root sakrah, like the Greek ἐμπορευέσθαι, signifies "to go about for the sake of traffic," i.e. to trade. There may be an allusion here, as in Proverbs 2:4, to the new commerce (Plumptre). The gain thereof (t'vuathah); i.e. the gain existing in, and going along with, Wisdom herself; gain, therefore, in a different sense from that indicated in sakh'rah. Gesenius takes it as "gain resulting from Wisdom," as in Proverbs 8:19 and Isaiah 23:3. The word is used of the produce of the earth, the idea apparently embodied in the Vulgate fructus. In this case there may be a reference to ver. 18, where Wisdom is said to be a "tree of life." The LXX. omits the latter clause of this verse. The sense is, "The possession of Wisdom herself is better than fine gold." Fine gold (karuts); Vulgate, aurum purum; Syriac, aurum purissimum. Kharuts is the poetic word for gold, so called, either

(1) from its brilliancy, and then akin to the Greek χρυσός (Curtius); or

(2) from its being dug up, from the root kharats, "to cut into or dig up, to sharpen." It evidently means the finest and purest gold, and is here contrasted with silver (keseph). The word is translated "choice gold" in Proverbs 8:10; "gold" simply in Proverbs 16:16; "yellow gold" in Psalm 68:13; and "fine gold" in Zechariah 9:3. In the Version Junii et Tremellii it appears as effosum aurum, "gold dug up," i.e. gold in its native, unalloyed state. The Targum Jonathan understands it of "molten gold" (aurum conflatum). 3:13-20 No precious jewels or earthly treasures are worthy to be compared with true wisdom, whether the concerns of time or eternity be considered. We must make wisdom our business; we must venture all in it, and be willing to part with all for it. This Wisdom is the Lord Jesus Christ and his salvation, sought and obtained by faith and prayer. Were it not for unbelief, remaining sinfulness, and carelessness, we should find all our ways pleasantness, and our paths peace, for his are so; but we too often step aside from them, to our own hurt and grief. Christ is that Wisdom, by whom the worlds were made, and still are in being; happy are those to whom he is made of God wisdom. He has wherewithal to make good all his promises.
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