Proverbs 8:11

“For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For wisedome is better then rubies: and all the things that may be desired, are not to be compared to it.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For wisdom is better than jewels; And all desirable things cannot compare with her.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For wisdom is better than rubies; And all the things that may be desired are not to be compared unto it.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For wisdom is better than jewels, and all things which may be desired are nothing in comparison with her.
- Basic English Bible

for wisdom is better than rubies, and all the things that may be desired are not equal to it.
- Darby Bible

For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.
- Webster's Bible

For wisdom is better than rubies. All the things that may be desired can't be compared to it.
- World English Bible

For better [is] wisdom than rubies, Yea, all delights are not comparable with it.
- Youngs Literal Bible

For wisdom is better than rubies, and all things desirable are not to be compared unto her.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Proverbs 8

  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 8:13 THE FEAR OF THE LORD IS TO HATE EVIL PRIDE AND ARROGANCY AND THE EVIL WAY AND THE FROWARD MOUTH I DO HATE 1 THESSALONIANS 5:14 NOW WE EXHORT YOU BRETHREN WARN THEM THAT ARE UNRULY COMFORT THE FEEBLEMINDED SUPPORT THE WEAK BE PATIENT TOWARD ALL MEN
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 8:8 ALL THE WORDS OF MY MOUTH ARE IN RIGHTEOUSNESS THERE IS NOTHING FROWARD OR PERVERSE IN THEM **PROVERBS 8:20 ILEAD IN THE WAY OF RIGHTEOUSNESS IN THE MIDST OF THE PATHS OF JUDGEMENT**PROVERBS 11:4 RICHES PROFIT NOT IN THE DAY WRATH BUT RIGHTEOUSNESS DELIVERETH FROM DEATH 11:6 THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF THE UPRIGHT SHALL DELIVER THEM BUT TRANSGRESSORS SHALL BE TAKEN IN THEIR OWN NAUGHTINESS
  • Gary Knight
    What a wonderful summary, bless you brother.
  • A dsiciple
    "O ye simple, UNDERSTAND wisdom: and, ye fools, BE YE of an understanding heart." (v 5) "How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge? TURN YOU AT MY REPROOF: BEHOLD, I WILL POUR OUT MY SPIRIT UNTO YOU, I WILL MAKE KNOWN MY WORDS UNTO YOU." (1:22-23) The LORD gives wisdom and knowledge to them that obey, and them that ask!
  • A disciple
    "Doth not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice? She stands in the top of high places, by the way in the places of the paths." By wisdom God created the heavens and the earth and everything in them. God then made man "in His image and likeness." But how can we attain to His knowledge? It must start with a good conscience, like a little child; and increase in stature by proof and grace.
  • Steve morrow
    Irene where is that quote --- proverbs 30:6 add thou not unto HIS words lest HE reprove thee and thou be found a liar PROVERBS 8:13 THE FEAR OF THE LORD IS TO HATE EVIL --- PRIDE AND ARROGANCY --- AND THE EVIL WAY AND THE FROWARD MOUTH I DO HATE

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