New International Version
for wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her.
King James Bible
For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.
Darby Bible Translation
for wisdom is better than rubies, and all the things that may be desired are not equal to it.
World English Bible
For wisdom is better than rubies. All the things that may be desired can't be compared to it.
Young's Literal Translation
For better is wisdom than rubies, Yea, all delights are not comparable with it.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Wisdom is better than rubies - See on Proverbs 3:15 (note).
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
'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.
Of the Council of Antioch and what was done There against the Holy Meletius.
A String of Pearls
It cannot be bought with the finest gold, nor can its price be weighed out in silver.
Coral and jasper are not worthy of mention; the price of wisdom is beyond rubies.
They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the honeycomb.
The law from your mouth is more precious to me than thousands of pieces of silver and gold.
How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her.
A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.
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