New American Standard Bible
She is more precious than jewels; And nothing you desire compares with her.
King James Bible
She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.
Darby Bible Translation
She is more precious than rubies; and all the things thou canst desire are not equal unto her.
World English Bible
She is more precious than rubies. None of the things you can desire are to be compared to her.
Young's Literal Translation
Precious she is above rubies, And all thy pleasures are not comparable to her.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Rubies - The פנינים pânı̂ynı̂ym were among the costly articles of traffic, and red or rose-colored Lamentations 4:7. The last fact has led some to identify them with coral, or (as in the King James Version) with "rubies." Most commentators, however, have identified them with pearls, which may connect this passage with Matthew 7:6; Matthew 13:45. The words of the promise here are almost the echo of 1 Kings 3:11-13.
LibraryThe Gifts of Heavenly Wisdom
'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.
"Coral and crystal are not to be mentioned; And the acquisition of wisdom is above that of pearls.
"Take my instruction and not silver, And knowledge rather than choicest gold.
"For wisdom is better than jewels; And all desirable things cannot compare with her.
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