New Living Translation
How much better to get wisdom than gold, and good judgment 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!
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LibraryTrust in God --True Wisdom
A sermon (No. 392) delivered on Sunday Morning, May 12th, 1861, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, by C. H. Spurgeon. "He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he."--Proverbs 16:20. Wisdom is man's true path--that which enables him to accomplish best the end of his being, and which therefore gives to him the richest enjoyment and the fullest play for all his powers. Wisdom is the compass by which man is to steer across the trackless waste …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
A Wise Desire
It cannot be bought with gold. It cannot be purchased with silver.
Wisdom is more valuable than gold and crystal. It cannot be purchased with jewels mounted in fine gold.
For wisdom is more profitable than silver, and her wages are better than gold.
Get wisdom; develop good judgment. Don't forget my words or turn away from them.
Choose my instruction rather than silver, and knowledge rather than pure gold.
My gifts are better than gold, even the purest gold, my wages better than sterling silver!
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