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

  • Jerry
    V21. "The wise in heart shall be called prudent..." a prudent man foreseeth the evil and hideth himself, a wise man prepares himself, he gets ready for whats ahead, and he knows what's ahead, because he reads his bible(KJV). He know the future, because it is written in the Bible.
  • Patricia James
    This is a powerful chapter in the Lord's Book. Amen!! Hallelujah!
  • Talia Tiara Trapier
    Bless god people this is the right thing to read
  • Mani
    Thanks be the god amen
  • Lu2677
    Proverbs 16:1,2,3-4; V1"The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue is from the Lord. V.4"The Lord made all things for himself,yea even the wicked for the day of evil."Here we learn that God causes the spiritual condition of the heart, and what we speak. "day of evil" is the Day of the Lord.Romans 11:36"For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things." Free will;NOT
  • Irene123
    To Robt. Androvic, Pro.16:1 on 7/18/'15; As many times as I've read that scripture - I never saw that!! Thank-you. (Acts2:38)

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