Proverbs 3:14

“For the merchandise of it is better then the merchandise of siluer, and the gaine thereof, then fine gold.”

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Other Translations

For the merchandise of it [is] better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.
- King James Version

For her profit is better than the profit of silver And her gain better than fine gold.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For the gaining of it is better than the gaining of silver, And the profit thereof than fine gold.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For trading in it is better than trading in silver, and its profit greater than bright gold.
- Basic English Bible

For the gain thereof is better than the gain of silver, and her revenue than fine gold.
- Darby Bible

For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain of it than fine gold.
- Webster's Bible

For her good profit is better than getting silver, and her return is better than fine gold.
- World English Bible

For better [is] her merchandise Than the merchandise of silver, And than gold -- her increase.
- Youngs Literal Bible

For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Proverbs 3

  • Preach
    With the heart man can believe unto righteousness.For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee. We must trust in the Lord with all our hearts, believing he is able and wise to do what is best.My son, forget not my law but let thine heart keep my commandments:Trust in the LORD with all thine heart and lean not unto thine own understanding.
  • Corey-ann
    Beneath the heart is a hidden meaning, meaning of words or a truth you believe in, beyond the faith is a hidden yonder , too many lives wasted as people sit and ponder, .... above the faith is the power of hand , spreading the seeds of a flower we call understand , understand me now as i spread thy word ... how many pens do you share with a blank open black book
  • Dave
    proverbs chapter 3 is a chapter that helps me gain insight into the word of God .Whenever i needwisdom, or understanding i learn to trust in the Lord rather than leaning on my own understanding. I have learned to acknowledge God instead of myself knowing that he is the one who will direct my path and that i can know i wont be disappointed as long as i trust him and not myself. And im trusting him
  • Lilian
    The wise shall inherit glory but shame is the promotion of fools amen
  • Ivy Johnson
    No Precious Jewels or Earthly Treasures are worthy to be Compared with True WISDOM: Whether the concerns of Time or Eternity be Consudered: We must make Wisdom our Business: We must Venture all in it: And be willing to part with all for it: This WISDOM is the LORD JESUS CHRIST: AND HIS SALVATION: SOUGHT AND OBTAINED: BY FAITH AND PRAYER:
    CHRIST IS THAT WISDOM: BY WHOM THE WORLDS WERE MADE: AMEN!
  • Skybounder
    Verse 3 Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart: 4 So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man. Have you ever been away for years from a place you used to frequent and people have forgotten your name? A reminder to me to visit "mercy and truth" often so they're familiar with you and recognize you.

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