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

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Discussion for Proverbs 16

  • BSP
    Verse 2: In our own eyes we may seem to be doing okay, but it is Jehovah God who judges us according to his standards.
  • Librarygal143
    What a beautiful image, Praise God.
  • Vincent Louis
    One's thoughts will be established one surrenders his her works... works guided by the Ten Commandments to the Lord with total faith like the woman who touched the cloak of The Lord and was cured from her long illness of bleeding.
  • Cynthia. S Martinez
    I have put my problems in God's hands, as I can it deal with them and am sure he will bring me what I need. I read bible prayers on another apply but will be changing to this one as I praevery day
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 16:4 THE LORD HAT MADE ALL THINGS FOR HIMSELF EVEN --- THE WICKED --- FOR THE DAY OF EVIL --- PROVERBS 16:7 WHEN A MANS WAYS PLEASE THE LORD HE MAKETH EVEN HIS ENEMIES TO BE AT PEACE WITH HIM--- PROVERBS 16:16 HOW MUCH BETTER IS IT TO GET WISDOM THAN GOLD AND TO GET UNDERSTANDING RATHER TO BE CHOSEN THAN SILVER---PROVERBS 2:3 IF THOU CRIEST AFTER KNOWLEDGE AND APPLY THINE HEART TO UNDERSTANDING ---2:5 THEN SHALT THOU UNDERSTAND THE FEAR OF THE LORD AND FIND THE KNOWLEDGE --- OF GOD ---2:6 FOR THE LORD GIVETH WISDOM OUT OF --- HIS MOUTH --- COMETH KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
  • 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.

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