Proverbs 3:14

“For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For the merchandise of it is better then the merchandise of siluer, and the gaine thereof, then fine gold.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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

Bible commentary

Discussion for Proverbs 3

  • LEE
    The teachings in proverb is telling us about how to live a righteous life in Christ.
  • A disciple
    "Wisdom is in the action and the doing of what we know is right, according to the convictions and strivings of the Spirit with our conscience." And I should add; next to our moral convictions we also have to train our minds to be bright and attentive to the things we learn, and as Peter wrote in his Second Epistle that we should always have these things ready in remembrance to be able to do them.
  • Sonja Hall
    God knows what He is doing. He created us. We reap what we sow.
  • A disciple
    "The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools." Wisdom is in the action and the doing of what we know is right, according to the convictions and strivings of the Spirit with our conscience. Foolishness disregards the fear and conviction, and takes the Satanic perverted stand of defiance against a good conscience, and meekness and goodness in the sight of God. The wise are the obedient, whose faith WORKS by love out of a clean heart, without stage-playing. Foolishness makes us criminals, and a grief to all with whom we have to do. Wisdom anticipates having to give account to God but fools believe that their pride and their fool companions will never be brought under subjection. The wise seek and search out the reason for things, and make full use of all that they have from God to be ready for His coming. The foolish take all the outward accoutrements, forms and methods in hopes that their show of agreement and subjection will suffice, and God will give them a pass. The Spirit of Truth and Fire of the Day shall prove what kind each of us are!
  • BSP
    Verses 27 and 28: If we have the means we should not hold back from giving to others.
  • Nedra Mclain
    God is wothy to be praised!

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