New American Standard Bible
How much better it is to get wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is to be chosen above silver.
King James Bible
How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!
Darby Bible Translation
How much better is it to get wisdom than fine gold, and the getting of intelligence to be preferred to silver!
World English Bible
How much better it is to get wisdom than gold! Yes, to get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.
Young's Literal Translation
To get wisdom -- how much better than gold, And to get understanding to be chosen than silver!
Proverbs 16:16 Parallel
LibraryApril 17. "He that Ruleth his Spirit is Better than He that Taketh a City" (Prov. xvi. 32).
"He that ruleth his spirit is better than he that taketh a city" (Prov. xvi. 32). Temperance is true self-government. It involves the grace of self-denial and the spirit of a sound mind. It is that poise of spirit that holds us quiet, self-possessed, recollected, deliberate, and subject ever to the voice of God and the conviction of duty in every step we take. Many persons have not that poise and recollected spirit. They are drifting at the impulse of their own impressions, moods, the influence of …
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"Pure gold cannot be given in exchange for it, Nor can silver be weighed as its price.
"Gold or glass cannot equal it, Nor can it be exchanged for articles of fine gold.
For her profit is better than the profit of silver And her gain better than fine gold.
Acquire wisdom! Acquire understanding! Do not forget nor turn away from the words of my mouth.
"Take my instruction and not silver, And knowledge rather than choicest gold.
"My fruit is better than gold, even pure gold, And my yield better than choicest silver.
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