Proverbs 8:11 {12}
Good News Translation
"I am Wisdom, I am better than jewels; nothing you want can compare with me.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
I, wisdom, dwell in counsel, and am present in learned thoughts.

New American Bible
[For Wisdom is better than corals, and no treasures can compare with her. ]

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I, wisdom, dwell in counsel, and am present in learned thoughts.

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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 4:5-7 Forsake her not, and she shall keep thee: love her, and she shall preserve thee. . . .

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

Proverbs 20:15 There is gold and a multitude of jewels: but the lips of knowledge are a precious vessel.

Job 28:15-19 The finest gold shall not purchase it, neither shall silver be weighed in exchange for it. . . .

Psalm 19:10 More to be desired than gold and many precious stones: and sweeter than honey and the honeycomb.

Psalm 119:127 Therefore have I loved thy commandments above gold and the topaz.

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?

Philippians 3:8,9 Furthermore, I count all things to be but loss for the excellent knowledge of Jesus Christ, my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things and count them but as dung, that I may gain Christ. . . .

Context
The Excellence of Wisdom
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.12The fear of the Lord hateth evil; I hate arrogance, and pride, and every wicked way, and a mouth with a double tongue.…
Cross References
Job 28:15
The finest gold shall not purchase it, neither shall silver be weighed in exchange for it.

Job 28:18
High and eminent things shall not be mentioned in comparison of it: but wisdom is drawn out of secret places.

Psalm 19:10
More to be desired than gold and many precious stones: and sweeter than honey and the honeycomb.

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

Psalm 119:103
How sweet are thy words to my palate! more than honey to my mouth.

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

Proverbs 31:10
Who shall find a valiant woman? far, and from the uttermost coasts is the price of her.

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

Additional Translations
For wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire compares with her.For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.

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

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

for wisdom is better than rubies, and all the things that may be desired are not equal to it.

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

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

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

For better is wisdom than rubies, Yea, all delights are not comparable with it.
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