Proverbs 16:16
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
7069 [e]קְֽנֹה־
qə-nōh-
to getV-Qal-Inf
2451 [e]חָכְמָ֗ה
ḥāḵ-māh
wisdomN-fs
4100 [e]מַה־
mah-
how [much]Interrog
2896 [e]טּ֥וֹב
ṭō-wḇ
betterAdj-ms
2742 [e]מֵחָר֑וּץ
mê-ḥā-rūṣ;
than goldPrep-m | N-ms
7069 [e]וּקְנ֥וֹת
ū-qə-nō-wṯ
and to getConj-w | V-Qal-Inf
998 [e]בִּ֝ינָ֗ה
bî-nāh,
understandingN-fs
977 [e]נִבְחָ֥ר
niḇ-ḥār
rather to be chosenV-Nifal-Prtcpl-ms
3701 [e]מִכָּֽסֶף׃
mik-kā-sep̄.
than silverPrep-m | N-ms









Hebrew Texts
משלי 16:16 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
קְֽנֹה־חָכְמָ֗ה מַה־טֹּ֥וב מֵחָר֑וּץ וּקְנֹ֥ות בִּ֝ינָ֗ה נִבְחָ֥ר מִכָּֽסֶף׃

משלי 16:16 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
קנה־חכמה מה־טוב מחרוץ וקנות בינה נבחר מכסף׃

משלי 16:16 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
קנה־חכמה מה־טוב מחרוץ וקנות בינה נבחר מכסף׃

משלי 16:16 Hebrew Bible
קנה חכמה מה טוב מחרוץ וקנות בינה נבחר מכסף׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
How much better it is to get wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is to be chosen above silver.

King James Bible
How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Get wisdom-- how much better it is than gold! And get understanding-- it is preferable to silver.
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