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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
More to be desired are they than gold, than much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.

King James 2000 Bible
More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.

American King James Version
More to be desired are they than gold, yes, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and 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.

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

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

Darby Bible Translation
They are more precious than gold, yea, than much fine gold; and sweeter than honey and the dropping of 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.

Webster's Bible Translation
More to be desired are they than gold, yes, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honey-comb.

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.
Study Bible
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.

Song of Solomon 4:11
Your lips, my bride, drip sweetness like the honeycomb; honey and milk are under your tongue, and the fragrance of your garments is like the aroma of Lebanon.

Ezekiel 3:3
"Son of man," He said to me, "eat and fill your stomach with this scroll I am giving you." So I ate, and it was as sweet as honey in my mouth.

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…







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

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

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

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

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

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

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

from the comb.
וְנֹ֣פֶת (wə·nō·p̄eṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 5317: Flowing honey, honey from the comb
(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. 19:7-10 The Holy Scripture is of much greater benefit to us than day or night, than the air we breathe, or the light of the sun. To recover man out of his fallen state, there is need of the word of God. The word translated law, may be rendered doctrine, and be understood as meaning all that teaches us true religion. The whole is perfect; its tendency is to convert or turn the soul from sin and the world, to God and holiness. It shows our sinfulness and misery in departing from God, and the necessity of our return to him. This testimony is sure, to be fully depended on: the ignorant and unlearned believing what God saith, become wise unto salvation. It is a sure direction in the way of duty. It is a sure fountain of living comforts, and a sure foundation of lasting hopes. The statues of the Lord are right, just as they should be; and, because they are right, they rejoice the heart. The commandments of the Lord are pure, holy, just, and good. By them we discover our need of a Saviour; and then learn how to adorn his gospel. They are the means which the Holy Spirit uses in enlightening the eyes; they bring us to a sight and sense of our sin and misery, and direct us in the way of duty. The fear of the Lord, that is, true religion and godliness, is clean, it will cleanse our way; and it endureth for ever. The ceremonial law is long since done away, but the law concerning the fear of God is ever the same. The judgments of the Lord, his precepts, are true; they are righteous, and they are so altogether; there is no unrighteousness in any of them. Gold is only for the body, and the concerns of time; but grace is for the soul, and the concerns of eternity. The word of God, received by faith, is more precious than gold; it is sweet to the soul, sweeter than honey. The pleasure of sense soon surfeit, yet never satisfy; but those of religion are substantial and satisfying; there is no danger of excess.
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