Proverbs 8:11
New International Version
for wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her.

New Living Translation
For wisdom is far more valuable than rubies. Nothing you desire can compare with it.

English Standard Version
for wisdom is better than jewels, and all that you may desire cannot compare with her.

Berean Study Bible
For wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire compares with her.

King James Bible
For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.

New King James Version
For wisdom is better than rubies, And all the things one may desire cannot be compared with her.

New American Standard Bible
“For wisdom is better than jewels; And all desirable things cannot compare with her.

NASB 1995
“For wisdom is better than jewels; And all desirable things cannot compare with her.

NASB 1977
“For wisdom is better than jewels; And all desirable things can not compare with her.

Amplified Bible
For wisdom is better than rubies; And all desirable things cannot compare with her.

Christian Standard Bible
For wisdom is better than jewels, and nothing desirable can equal it.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For wisdom is better than jewels, and nothing desirable can compare with it.

American Standard Version
For wisdom is better than rubies; And all the things that may be desired are not to be compared unto it.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
"Because wisdom is better than refined gold and better than precious stones, and nothing compares to it.”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For wisdom is better than precious stones; and no valuable substance is of equal worth with it.

Contemporary English Version
Wisdom is worth much more than precious jewels or anything else you desire."

Douay-Rheims Bible
11For wisdom is better than all the most precious things: and whatsoever may be desired cannot be compared to

English Revised Version
For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared unto her.

Good News Translation
"I am Wisdom, I am better than jewels; nothing you want can compare with me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
because wisdom is better than jewels. Nothing you desire can equal it.

International Standard Version
because wisdom is better than precious gems and nothing you desire can compare to it."

JPS Tanakh 1917
For wisdom is better than rubies, And all things desirable are not to be compared unto her.

Literal Standard Version
For wisdom [is] better than rubies, Indeed, all delights are not comparable with it.

NET Bible
For wisdom is better than rubies, and desirable things cannot be compared to her.

New Heart English Bible
For wisdom is better than rubies. All the things that may be desired can't be compared to it.

World English Bible
For wisdom is better than rubies. All the things that may be desired can't be compared to it.

Young's Literal Translation
For better is wisdom than rubies, Yea, all delights are not comparable with it.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Excellence of Wisdom
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. 12I, wisdom, dwell together with prudence, and I find knowledge and discretion.…

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

Job 28:18
Coral and quartz are unworthy of mention; the price of wisdom is beyond rubies.

Psalm 19:10
They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the comb.

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

Psalm 119:103
How sweet are Your words to my taste--sweeter than honey in my mouth!

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

Proverbs 31:10
A wife of noble character, who can find? She is far more precious than rubies.


Treasury of Scripture

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

wisdom

Proverbs 3:14
For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.

Proverbs 4:5-7
Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth…

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









(11) Rubies.--See above on Proverbs 3:15.

Verse 11. - (See Proverbs 3:14, 15, and notes.)

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
For
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

wisdom
חָ֭כְמָה (ḥāḵ·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 2451: Wisdom

is more precious
טוֹבָ֣ה (ṭō·w·ḇāh)
Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good

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

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

you desire
חֲ֝פָצִ֗ים (ḥă·p̄ā·ṣîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 2656: Pleasure, desire, a valuable thing, a matter

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

with her.
בָֽהּ׃ (ḇāh)
Preposition | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew


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