New American Standard Bible
There is gold, and an abundance of jewels; But the lips of knowledge are a more precious thing.
King James Bible
There is gold, and a multitude of rubies: but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel.
Darby Bible Translation
There is gold, and a multitude of rubies; but the lips of knowledge are a precious Jewel.
World English Bible
There is gold and abundance of rubies; but the lips of knowledge are a rare jewel.
Young's Literal Translation
Substance, gold, and a multitude of rubies, Yea, a precious vessel, are lips of knowledge.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
A precious jewel - literally, "A vessel of preciousness," i. e., most precious of all are "the lips of knowledge."
LibraryA String of Pearls
'Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise. 2. The fear of a king is as the roaring of a lion: whoso provoketh him to anger sinneth against his own soul. 3. It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling. 4. The sluggard will not plough by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing. 5. Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out. 6. Most men will …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Regeneration the Work of God.
"Boast not Thyself of to Morrow, for Thou Knowest not what a Day May Bring Forth. "
Manner of Covenanting.
"Coral and crystal are not to be mentioned; And the acquisition of wisdom is above that of pearls.
"Bad, bad," says the buyer, But when he goes his way, then he boasts.
Take his garment when he becomes surety for a stranger; And for foreigners, hold him in pledge.
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