Proverbs 8:10
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New International Version
Choose my instruction instead of silver, knowledge rather than choice gold,

King James Bible
Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold.

Darby Bible Translation
Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold:

World English Bible
Receive my instruction rather than silver; knowledge rather than choice gold.

Young's Literal Translation
Receive my instruction, and not silver, And knowledge rather than choice gold.

Proverbs 8:10 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Receive my instruction, and not silver - A Hebrew idiom; receive my instruction in preference to silver.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Proverbs 2:4,5 If you seek her as silver, and search for her as for hid treasures...

Proverbs 3:13,14 Happy is the man that finds wisdom, and the man that gets understanding...

Proverbs 10:20 The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is little worth.

Proverbs 16:16 How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!

Proverbs 23:23 Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.

Psalm 119:72,127,162 The law of your mouth is better to me than thousands of gold and silver...

Ecclesiastes 7:11 Wisdom is good with an inheritance: and by it there is profit to them that see the sun.

Acts 3:6 Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.

2 Corinthians 6:10 As sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.

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Wisdom's Gift
'That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance.'--PROVERBS viii. 21. The word here rendered 'substance' is peculiar. Indeed, it is used in a unique construction in this passage. It means 'being' or 'existence,' and seems to have been laid hold of by the Hebrew thinkers, from whom the books commonly called 'the Wisdom Books' come, as one of their almost technical expressions. 'Substance' may be used in our translation in its philosophical meaning as the supposed reality underlying appearances,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Fragrant Spices from the Mountains of Myrrh. "Thou Art all Fair, My Love; There is no Spot in Thee. " --Song of Solomon iv. 7.
FRAGRANT SPICES FROM THE MOUNTAINS OF MYRRH. HOW marvellous are these words! "Thou art all fair, My love; there is no spot in thee." The glorious Bridegroom is charmed with His spouse, and sings soft canticles of admiration. When the bride extols her Lord there is no wonder, for He deserves it well, and in Him there is room for praise without possibility of flattery. But does He who is wiser than Solomon condescend to praise this sunburnt Shulamite? Tis even so, for these are His own words, and were
Charles Hadden Spurgeon—Till He Come

Of the Council of Antioch and what was done There against the Holy Meletius.
At this time, [586] Constantius was residing at Antioch. The Persian war was over; there had been a time of peace, and he once again gathered bishops together with the object of making them all deny both the formula "of one substance" and also the formula "of different substance." On the death of Leontius, Eudoxius had seized the see of Antioch, but on his expulsion and illegal establishment, after many synods, at Constantinople, the church of Antioch had been left without a shepherd. Accordingly
Theodoret—The Ecclesiastical History of Theodoret

A 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

Cross References
Job 28:15
It cannot be bought with the finest gold, nor can its price be weighed out in silver.

Job 28:17
Neither gold nor crystal can compare with it, nor can it be had for jewels of gold.

Psalm 119:72
The law from your mouth is more precious to me than thousands of pieces of silver and gold.

Proverbs 3:14
for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold.

Proverbs 3:15
She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her.

Proverbs 8:19
My fruit is better than fine gold; what I yield surpasses choice silver.

Proverbs 16:16
How much better to get wisdom than gold, to get insight rather than silver!

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