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For her profit is better than the profit of silver And her gain better than fine gold.
King James Bible
For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.
Darby Bible Translation
For the gain thereof is better than the gain of silver, and her revenue than fine gold.
World English Bible
For her good profit is better than getting silver, and her return is better than fine gold.
Young's Literal Translation
For better is her merchandise Than the merchandise of silver, And than gold -- her increase.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Compare Proverbs 2:4. "Fine gold" is apparently a technical word of that commerce, the native gold in the nugget or the dust.
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'My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord; neither be weary of His correction: 12. For whom the Lord loveth He correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth. 13. Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. 14. For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold. 15. She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her. 16. Length of days is in …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
A Sermon on the Boat Race.
An Appendix to the Beatitudes
How those are to be Admonished with whom Everything Succeeds According to their Wish, and those with whom Nothing Does.
"Pure gold cannot be given in exchange for it, Nor can silver be weighed as its price.
If you seek her as silver And search for her as for hidden treasures;
"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.
How much better it is to get wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is to be chosen above silver.
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