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Truth, wisdom, learning, and good sense--these are worth paying for, but too valuable for you to sell.
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Buy truth, and do not sell wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.
Proverbs 2:2-4 For if thou shalt call for wisdom, and incline thy heart to prudence: . . .
Proverbs 4:5-7 Forsake her not, and she shall keep thee: love her, and she shall preserve thee. . . .
Proverbs 10:1 Treasures of wickedness shall profit nothing: but justice shall deliver from death.
Proverbs 16:16 Get wisdom, because it is better than gold: and purchase prudence, for it is more precious than silver.
Proverbs 17:16 What doth it avail a fool to have riches, seeing he cannot buy wisdom? He that maketh his house high, seeketh a downfall: and he that refuseth to learn, shall fall into evils.
Job 28:12-19 But where is wisdom to be found, and where is the place of understanding? . . .
Psalm 119:72,127 The law of thy mouth is good to me, above thousands of gold and silver. . . .
Isaiah 55:1 All you that thirst, come to the waters: and you that have no money make haste, buy, and eat: come ye, buy wine and milk without money, and without any price.
Matthew 13:44,46 The kingdom of heaven is like unto a treasure hidden in a field. Which a man having found, hid it, and for joy thereof goeth, and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field. . . .
Philippians 3:7,8 But the things that were gain to me, the same I have counted loss for Christ. . . .
Revelation 3:18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold, fire tried, that thou mayest be made rich and mayest be clothed in white garments: and that the shame of thy nakedness may not appear. And anoint thy eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.
Matthew 16:26 For what doth it profit a man, if he gain the whole world and suffer the loss of his own soul? Or what exchange shall a man give for his soul?
Acts 20:23 Save that the Holy Ghost in every city witnesseth to me, saying: That bands and afflictions wait for me at Jerusalem.
Hebrews 11:26 Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasure of the Egyptians. For he looked unto the reward.
Revelation 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of the testimony: and they loved not their lives unto death.
…22Hearken to thy father, that begot thee: and despise not thy mother when she is old. 23Buy truth, and do not sell wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.24The father of the just rejoiceth greatly: he that hath begotten a wise son, shall have joy in him.…
The kingdom of heaven is like unto a treasure hidden in a field. Which a man having found, hid it, and for joy thereof goeth, and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.
Take hold on her, and she shall exalt thee: thou shalt be glorified by her, when thou shalt embrace her.
What doth it avail a fool to have riches, seeing he cannot buy wisdom? He that maketh his house high, seeketh a downfall: and he that refuseth to learn, shall fall into evils.
A wise heart shall acquire knowledge: and the ear of the wise seeketh instruction.
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