Proverbs 8:10 {11}
Good News Translation
Choose my instruction instead of silver; choose knowledge rather than the finest gold.

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

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

New American Bible
Take my instruction instead of silver, and knowledge rather than choice gold.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

For wisdom is better than all the most precious things: and whatsoever may be desired cannot be compared to it.

Proverbs 2:4,5 Then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord, and shalt find the knowledge of God: . . .

Proverbs 3:13,14 The purchasing thereof is better than the merchandise of silver, and her fruit than the chief and purest gold: . . .

Proverbs 10:20 The lips of the just teach many: but they that are ignorant, shall die in the want of understanding.

Proverbs 16:16 Get wisdom, because it is better than gold: and purchase prudence, for it is more precious than silver.

Proverbs 23:23 Buy truth, and do not sell wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.

Psalm 119:72,127,162 The law of thy mouth is good to me, above thousands of gold and silver. . . .

Ecclesiastes 7:11 Wisdom with riches is more profitable, and bringeth more advantage to them that see the sun.

Acts 3:6 But Peter said: Silver and gold I have none; but what I have, I give thee. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, arise and walk.

2 Corinthians 6:10 As sorrowful, yet always rejoicing: as needy, yet enriching many: as having nothing and possessing all things.

Context
The Excellence of Wisdom
9Receive my instruction, and not money: choose knowledge rather than gold. 10For wisdom is better than all the most precious things: and whatsoever may be desired cannot be compared to it.11I, wisdom, dwell in counsel, and am present in learned thoughts.…
Cross References
Job 28:15
The finest gold shall not purchase it, neither shall silver be weighed in exchange for it.

Job 28:17
Gold or crystal cannot equal it, neither shall any vessels of gold be changed for it.

Psalm 119:72
The law of thy mouth is good to me, above thousands of gold and silver.

Proverbs 3:14
She is more precious than all riches: and all the things that are desired, are not to be compared to her.

Proverbs 3:15
Length of days is in her right hand, and in her left hand riches and glory.

Proverbs 8:19
I walk in the way of justice, in the midst of the paths of judgment,

Proverbs 16:16
Get wisdom, because it is better than gold: and purchase prudence, for it is more precious than silver.

Ecclesiastes 7:11
Wisdom with riches is more profitable, and bringeth more advantage to them that see the sun.

Additional Translations
Receive my instruction instead of silver, and knowledge rather than pure gold.Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold.

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

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

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

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

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

Receive my instruction rather than silver; knowledge rather than choice gold.

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