Proverbs 3:15
New International Version
She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her.

New Living Translation
Wisdom is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her.

English Standard Version
She is more precious than jewels, and nothing you desire can compare with her.

Berean Study Bible
She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire compares with her.

New American Standard Bible
She is more precious than jewels; And nothing you desire compares with her.

King James Bible
She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.

Christian Standard Bible
She is more precious than jewels; nothing you desire can equal her.

Contemporary English Version
Wisdom is more valuable than precious jewels; nothing you want compares with her.

Good News Translation
Wisdom is more valuable than jewels; nothing you could want can compare with it.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
She is more precious than jewels; nothing you desire compares with her.

International Standard Version
She is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire compares with her.

NET Bible
She is more precious than rubies, and none of the things you desire can compare with her.

New Heart English Bible
She is more precious than rubies. None of the things you can desire are to be compared to her.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For it is more valuable than precious stones and nothing is comparable to it.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[Wisdom] is more precious than jewels, and all your desires cannot equal it.

JPS Tanakh 1917
She is more precious than rubies; And all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.

New American Standard 1977
She is more precious than jewels; And nothing you desire compares with her.

Jubilee Bible 2000
She is more precious than precious stones, and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.

King James 2000 Bible
She is more precious than rubies: and all the things you can desire are not to be compared unto her.

American King James Version
She is more precious than rubies: and all the things you can desire are not to be compared to her.

American Standard Version
She is more precious than rubies: And none of the things thou canst desire are to be compared unto her.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And she is more valuable than precious stones: no evil thing shall resist her: she is well known to all that approach her, and no precious thing is equal to her in value.

Douay-Rheims Bible
She is more precious than all riches : and all the things that are desired, are not to be compared with her.

Darby Bible Translation
She is more precious than rubies; and all the things thou canst desire are not equal unto her.

English Revised Version
She is more precious than rubies: and none of the things thou canst desire are to be compared unto her.

Webster's Bible Translation
She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared to her.

World English Bible
She is more precious than rubies. None of the things you can desire are to be compared to her.

Young's Literal Translation
Precious she is above rubies, And all thy pleasures are not comparable to her.
Study Bible
The Blessings of Wisdom
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. 16Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor.…
Cross References
Job 28:18
Coral and quartz are unworthy of mention; the price of wisdom is beyond rubies.

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

Proverbs 8:11
For wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire compares with her.

Treasury of Scripture

She is more precious than rubies: and all the things you can desire are not to be compared to her.

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Proverbs 8:11
For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.

Proverbs 20:15
There is gold, and a multitude of rubies: but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel.

Proverbs 31:10
Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.

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Psalm 63:3
Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee.

Psalm 73:25,26
Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee…

Romans 8:18
For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.







Lexicon
She
הִ֭יא (hî)
Pronoun - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

is more precious
יְקָ֣רָה (yə·qā·rāh)
Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3368: Precious, rare, splendid, weighty

than rubies;
מִפְּנִינִ֑ים (mip·pə·nî·nîm)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6443: A pearl

nothing
וְכָל־ (wə·ḵāl)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

you desire
חֲ֝פָצֶ֗יךָ (ḥă·p̄ā·ṣe·ḵā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2656: Pleasure, desire, a valuable thing, a matter

compares
יִֽשְׁווּ־ (yiš·wū-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7737: To level, equalize, to resemble, to adjust

with her.
בָֽהּ׃ (ḇāh)
Preposition | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew
(15) Rubies.--The meaning of the Hebrew peninim is doubtful. Lamentations 4:7 shows the colour to have been red; "coral" is a probable rendering; that of "pearls" is unlikely. For the thought, comp. Job 28:15-19.

Verse 15. - Rubies (Khetib, p'niyim; Keri, p'ninim). No unanimous opinion has been arrived at as to the real signification of the word here translated "rubies." The majority of the rabbins (among them Rashi), and Bochart, Hartman, Bohlen, Lee on Job 38:18, and Zockler, render it "pearls." Its meaning seems to lie between this and "corals," the rendering adopted by Michaelis, Gesenius, and Delitzsch (following Fleischer), who says that the Hebrew p'ninim corresponds with the Arabia word whose root idea is "shooting forth," and means "a branch." The peculiar branching form in which corm is found favours this opinion, which is strengthened by the passage in Lamentations 4:7, where we get additional information as to color, "They [the Nazarites] were more ruddy in body than rubies," a description of which would apply to "coral," but is scarcely applicable to "pearls." The various versions suggest the further idea that p'ninim was a descriptive word used to denote precious stones in general. The LXX. renders, "She is more precious than precious stones (λίθων πολυτελῶν)." So the Targum Jonathan, Syriac, and Arabic. The Vulgate renders. "She is more precious than all riches (cunctis opibus)." The word p'ninim only occurs here (Keri) and in Proverbs 8:11; Proverbs 20:15; Proverbs 31:10; and in Job and Lamentations as above. This passage, as well as Proverbs 8:11, which is an almost literal repetition of it, are imitations of Job 28:18. The identification of p'ninim with "pearls" may have suggested our Lord's parable of the pearl of great price (Matthew 13:45, 46). All the things thou canst desire (kal-khaphatseyka); literally, all thy desires. Here everything in which you have pleasure, or all your precious things; LXX., πᾶν τίμον; Vulgate, omnia, quae desiderantur. The comparison, which has risen from the less to the more valuable, culminates in this comprehensive expression. There is nothing, neither silver, gold, precious stones, nor anything precious, which is an equivalent (shavah) to Wisdom in value. How it shows, when everything is put before us to choose from, that, like Solomon at Gibeon, we should prefer wisdom (1 Kings 3:11-13)! In the second half of this verse the LXX. substitutes, "No evil thing competes with her; she is well known to all that approach her." 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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