Psalm 19:10
New International Version
They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the honeycomb.

New Living Translation
They are more desirable than gold, even the finest gold. They are sweeter than honey, even honey dripping from the comb.

English Standard Version
More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb.

Berean Study Bible
They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the comb.

King James Bible
More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.

New King James Version
More to be desired are they than gold, Yea, than much fine gold; Sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.

New American Standard Bible
They are more desirable than gold, yes, than much pure gold; Sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb.

NASB 1995
They are more desirable than gold, yes, than much fine gold; Sweeter also than honey and the drippings of the honeycomb.

NASB 1977
They are more desirable than gold, yes, than much fine gold; Sweeter also than honey and the drippings of the honeycomb.

Amplified Bible
They are more desirable than gold, yes, than much fine gold; Sweeter also than honey and the drippings of the honeycomb.

Christian Standard Bible
They are more desirable than gold — than an abundance of pure gold; and sweeter than honey dripping from a honeycomb.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They are more desirable than gold— than an abundance of pure gold; and sweeter than honey, which comes from the honeycomb.

American Standard Version
More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold; Sweeter also than honey and the droppings of the honeycomb.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
They are more desirable than gold and precious stones, and are sweeter than honey and the honeycomb.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
To be desired more than gold, and much precious stone: sweeter also than honey and the honey-comb.

Contemporary English Version
They are worth more than the finest gold and are sweeter than honey from a honeycomb.

Douay-Rheims Bible
More to be desired than gold and many precious stones: and sweeter than honey and the honeycomb.

English Revised Version
More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.

Good News Translation
They are more desirable than the finest gold; they are sweeter than the purest honey.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They are more desirable than gold, even the finest gold. They are sweeter than honey, even the drippings from a honeycomb.

International Standard Version
They are more desirable than gold, even much fine gold. They are sweeter than honey, even the drippings from a honeycomb.

JPS Tanakh 1917
More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold; Sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.

Literal Standard Version
They are more desirable than gold, Indeed, than much fine gold; and sweeter than honey, Even liquid honey of the comb.

NET Bible
They are of greater value than gold, than even a great amount of pure gold; they bring greater delight than honey, than even the sweetest honey from a honeycomb.

New Heart English Bible
More to be desired are they than gold, yes, than much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and the extract of the honeycomb.

World English Bible
More to be desired are they than gold, yes, than much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and the extract of the honeycomb.

Young's Literal Translation
They are more desirable than gold, Yea, than much fine gold; and sweeter than honey, Even liquid honey of the comb.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Heavens Declare the Glory of God
9The fear of the LORD is pure, enduring forever; the judgments of the LORD are true, being altogether righteous. 10They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the comb. 11By them indeed Your servant is warned; in keeping them is great reward.…

Cross References
Psalm 12:6
The words of the LORD are flawless, like silver refined in a furnace, like gold purified sevenfold.

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

Psalm 119:103
How sweet are Your words to my taste--sweeter than honey in my mouth!

Psalm 119:127
Therefore I love Your commandments more than gold, even the purest gold.

Proverbs 8:11
For wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire compares with her.

Proverbs 16:24
Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.

Proverbs 24:13
Eat honey, my son, for it is good, and the honeycomb is sweet to your taste.


Treasury of Scripture

More to be desired are they than gold, yes, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.

than gold

Psalm 119:72,127
The law of thy mouth is better unto me than thousands of gold and silver…

Job 28:15-17
It cannot be gotten for gold, neither shall silver be weighed for the price thereof…

Proverbs 3:13-15
Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding…

sweeter

Psalm 63:5
My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips:

Psalm 119:103
How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

Job 23:12
Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.

honeycomb [heb.

1 Samuel 14:26-29
And when the people were come into the wood, behold, the honey dropped; but no man put his hand to his mouth: for the people feared the oath…









(10) Honeycomb.--(See margin.) The honey that drops from the comb is the finest and purest.

Verse 10. - More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold. (For the difference between "gold" (זהב) and "fine gold" (פז), see the 'Homiletic Commentary on Job,' p. 458.) God's Law is a far greater good to man, and therefore far more to be desired, than any amount of riches; much more must it be preferable to honey and the honeycomb.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
They are more precious
הַֽנֶּחֱמָדִ֗ים (han·ne·ḥĕ·mā·ḏîm)
Article | Verb - Nifal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 2530: To desire, take pleasure in

than gold,
מִ֭זָּהָב (miz·zā·hāḇ)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2091: Gold, something gold-colored, as oil, a clear sky

than much
רָ֑ב (rāḇ)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 7227: Much, many, great

pure gold;
וּמִפַּ֣ז (ū·mip·paz)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6337: Refined, pure gold

they are sweeter
וּמְתוּקִ֥ים (ū·mə·ṯū·qîm)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 4966: Sweet, sweetness

than honey,
מִ֝דְּבַ֗שׁ (mid·də·ḇaš)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1706: Honey, syrup

than honey
צוּפִֽים׃ (ṣū·p̄îm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 6688: Comb of honey

from the comb.
וְנֹ֣פֶת (wə·nō·p̄eṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 5317: Flowing honey, honey from the comb


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