Proverbs 16:16

“How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

How much better is it to get wisedome, then gold? and to get vnderstanding, rather to be chosen then siluer?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

How much better it is to get wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is to be chosen above silver.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! Yea, to get understanding is rather to be chosen than silver.
- American Standard Version (1901)

How much better it is to get wisdom than gold! and to get knowledge is more to be desired than silver.
- Basic English Bible

How much better is it to get wisdom than fine gold, and the getting of intelligence to be preferred to silver!
- Darby Bible

How much better is it to get wisdom than gold? and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver?
- Webster's Bible

How much better it is to get wisdom than gold! Yes, to get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.
- World English Bible

To get wisdom -- how much better than gold, And to get understanding to be chosen than silver!
- Youngs Literal Bible

How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! yea, to get understanding is rather to be chosen than silver.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Proverbs 16

  • BSP
    God despises those who are haughty and they are sure to experience a downfall.
  • Steve morrow
    PSALM 103:21 bless you the LORD all you HIS hosts you ministers of HIS that do HIS pleasure PSALM 111:2 the works of the LORD are great sought out of all them --- that have pleasure therein --- 2 THESSALONIANS 2:12 that they all might be damned who believed not the truth --- but had pleasure in unrighteousness 3 JOHN 1:4 I have no greater joy than to hear that MY children --- walk in truth PROVERBS 11:23 --the desire of the righteous-- is only good but the expectation of the wicked is wrath PSALM 10:3 for the wicked boasteth of his hearts desire and blesseth the covetous whom the LORD abhorreth
  • Geraldine Cole
    One thing we all do know Jesus has the Last word on everything in life and Death why because if we look closer we will see him in our life you see he breath on Saved and unsaved with Jesus this world would be different world we who are saved know the truth and his name Jesus you cannot get around him.You cannot go under him and you cannot go above him he is every place at the same time he is watching all
  • Lilian
    When a man's ways please the Lord He is making peace even to his enemies. Jehovah Shalom Jesus is the only Prince of Peace not even in this world giveth I will praise you Jesus forever amen
  • Cynthia
    THANK GOD PROVERBS 16.7 IS VERY TRUE.HE IS IN CONTROL.NOT OUR ENEMIES
  • BSP
    Verse 32: It takes a great amount of strength to control our anger.

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