New International Version
for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than 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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For the merchandise - סחר sachar, the traffic, the trade that is carried on by going through countries and provinces with such articles as they could carry on the backs of camels, etc.; from סחר sachar, to go about, traverse. Chaffarynge; Old MS. Bible.
And the gain thereof - תבואתה tebuathah, its produce; what is gained by the articles after all expenses are paid. The slaves, as we have already seen, got their liberty if they were so lucky as to find a diamond of so many carats' weight; he who finds wisdom - the knowledge and salvation of God - gets a greater prize; for he obtains the liberty of the Gospel, is adopted into the family of God, and made an heir according to the hope of an eternal life.
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"Lean not unto thine own understanding" (Prov. iii. 5). Faith is hindered by reliance upon human wisdom, whether our own or the wisdom of others. The devil's first bait to Eve was an offer of wisdom, and for this she sold her faith. "Ye shall be as gods," he said, "knowing good and evil," and from the hour she began to know she ceased to trust. It was the spies that lost the Land of Promise to Israel of old. It was their foolish proposition to search out the land, and find out by investigation whether …
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The Tenth Commandment
It cannot be bought with the finest gold, nor can its price be weighed out in silver.
and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure,
Choose my instruction instead of silver, knowledge rather than choice gold,
My fruit is better than fine gold; what I yield surpasses choice silver.
How much better to get wisdom than gold, to get insight rather than silver!
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