New International Version
How much better to get wisdom than gold, to get insight rather than 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
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
How much better - to get wisdom than gold? - Who believes this, though spoken by the wisest of men, under Divine inspiration?
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryApril 27. "The Sweetness of the Lips" (Prov. xvi. 21).
"The sweetness of the lips" (Prov. xvi. 21). Spiritual conditions are inseparably connected with our physical life. The flow of the divine life-currents may be interrupted by a little clot of blood; the vital current may leak out through a very trifling wound. If you want to keep the health of Christ, keep from all spiritual sores, from all heart wounds and irritations. One hour of fretting will wear out more vitality than a week of work; and one minute of malignity, or rankling jealousy or envy …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
What I Think of Myself and what God Thinks of Me
Abandonment to God --Its Fruit and Its Irrevocability --In what it Consists --God Exhorts us to It.
The Providence of God
It cannot be bought with the finest gold, nor can its price be weighed out in silver.
Neither gold nor crystal can compare with it, nor can it be had for jewels of gold.
for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold.
Get wisdom, get understanding; do not forget my words or turn away from them.
Choose my instruction instead of silver, knowledge rather than choice gold,
My fruit is better than fine gold; what I yield surpasses choice silver.
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