Proverbs 8:10
New International Version
Choose my instruction instead of silver, knowledge rather than choice gold,

New Living Translation
Choose my instruction rather than silver, and knowledge rather than pure gold.

English Standard Version
Take my instruction instead of silver, and knowledge rather than choice gold,

Berean Study Bible
Receive my instruction instead of silver, and knowledge rather than pure gold.

King James Bible
Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold.

New King James Version
Receive my instruction, and not silver, And knowledge rather than choice gold;

New American Standard Bible
“Accept my instruction and not silver, And knowledge rather than choice gold.

NASB 1995
“Take my instruction and not silver, And knowledge rather than choicest gold.

NASB 1977
“Take my instruction, and not silver, And knowledge rather than choicest gold.

Amplified Bible
“Take my instruction rather than [seeking] silver, And take knowledge rather than choicest gold,

Christian Standard Bible
Accept my instruction instead of silver, and knowledge rather than pure gold.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Accept my instruction instead of silver, and knowledge rather than pure gold.

American Standard Version
Receive my instruction, and not silver; And knowledge rather than choice gold.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Receive discipline and not silver, and choose for yourselves knowledge rather than refined gold.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Receive instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than tried gold.

Contemporary English Version
Let instruction and knowledge mean more to you than silver or the finest gold.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Receive my instruction, and not money: choose knowledge rather than gold.

English Revised Version
Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold.

Good News Translation
Choose my instruction instead of silver; choose knowledge rather than the finest gold.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Take my discipline, not silver, and my knowledge rather than fine gold,

International Standard Version
Grab hold of my instruction in lieu of money and knowledge instead of the finest gold,

JPS Tanakh 1917
Receive my instruction, and not silver, And knowledge rather than choice gold.

Literal Standard Version
Receive my instruction, and not silver, And knowledge rather than choice gold.

NET Bible
Receive my instruction rather than silver, and knowledge rather than choice gold.

New Heart English Bible
Receive my instruction rather than silver; 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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Excellence of Wisdom
9They are all plain to the discerning, and upright to those who find knowledge. 10Receive my instruction instead of silver, and knowledge rather than pure gold. 11For wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire compares with her.…

Cross References
Job 28:15
It cannot be bought with gold, nor can its price be weighed out in silver.

Job 28:17
Neither gold nor crystal can compare to it, nor jewels of fine gold be exchanged for it.

Psalm 119:72
The law from Your mouth is more precious to me than thousands of pieces of gold and silver.

Proverbs 3:14
for she is more profitable than silver, and her gain is better than fine gold.

Proverbs 3:15
She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire compares with her.

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

Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold.

Proverbs 2:4,5
If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures; …

Proverbs 3:13,14
Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding…

Proverbs 10:20
The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is little worth.









Verse 10. - Receive my instruction, and not silver; i.e. acquire wisdom rather than silver, if ever the choice is yours. And knowledge rather than choice gold (comp. ver. 19; Proverbs 3:140. (For "knowledge," daath, see on Proverbs 2:10.) The comparison is implied rather than expressed in the first clause, while it is made clear in the second. Thus Hosea 6:6, "I desired mercy, and not sacrifice," the second matter mentioned being, not necessarily of no importance, but always in such cases of inferior importance to the other. We may quote Horace's complaint of the worldliness of his countrymen, a marked contrast to the inspired counsel of Proverbs ('Epist.,' 1:1, 52) -

"Villus argentum est auro, virtutibus aurum.
O cives, cives! quaerenda pecunia primum est,
Virtus post nummos."


Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Receive
קְחֽוּ־ (qə·ḥū-)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 3947: To take

my instruction
מוּסָרִ֥י (mū·sā·rî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 4148: Chastisement, reproof, warning, instruction, restraint

instead of
וְאַל־ (wə·’al-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's 408: Not

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

and knowledge
וְ֝דַ֗עַת (wə·ḏa·‘aṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 1847: Knowledge

rather than pure
נִבְחָֽר׃ (niḇ·ḥār)
Verb - Nifal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 977: To try, select

gold.
מֵחָר֥וּץ (mê·ḥā·rūṣ)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2742: Incised, incisive, a trench, gold, a threshing-sledge, determination, eager


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