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.

New American Standard Bible
"Take my instruction and not silver, And knowledge rather than choicest gold.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
Receive my chastening and not silver, and knowledge rather than choice gold.

King James 2000 Bible
Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold.

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

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

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

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

Darby Bible Translation
Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold:

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

Webster's 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.
Study Bible
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 purchased for gold, nor its price weighed out in silver.

Job 28:17
Neither gold nor crystal can compare, 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.

Ecclesiastes 7:11
Wisdom, like an inheritance, is good, and it benefits those who see the sun.

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.







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

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

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

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

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

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

gold.
מֵחָר֥וּץ (mê·ḥā·rūṣ)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2742: Incised, incisive, a trench, gold, a threshing-sledge, determination, eager
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."
8:1-11 The will of God is made known by the works of creation, and by the consciences of men, but more clearly by Moses and the prophets. The chief difficulty is to get men to attend to instruction. Yet attention to the words of Christ, will guide the most ignorant into saving knowledge of the truth. Where there is an understanding heart, and willingness to receive the truth in love, wisdom is valued above silver and gold.
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