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Proverbs 3:14

    Proverbs 3:14 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For the gaining of it is better than the gaining of silver, And the profit thereof than fine gold.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For trading in it is better than trading in silver, and its profit greater than bright gold.

    Webster's Revision

    For the gaining of it is better than the gaining of silver, And the profit thereof than fine gold.

    World English Bible

    For her good profit is better than getting silver, and her return is better than fine gold.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 3:14

    For the merchandise - סחר sachar, the traffic, the trade that is carried on by going through countries and provinces with such articles as they could carry on the backs of camels, etc.; from סחר sachar, to go about, traverse. Chaffarynge; Old MS. Bible.

    And the gain thereof - תבואתה tebuathah, its produce; what is gained by the articles after all expenses are paid. The slaves, as we have already seen, got their liberty if they were so lucky as to find a diamond of so many carats' weight; he who finds wisdom - the knowledge and salvation of God - gets a greater prize; for he obtains the liberty of the Gospel, is adopted into the family of God, and made an heir according to the hope of an eternal life.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 3:14

    Compare Proverbs 2:4. "Fine gold" is apparently a technical word of that commerce, the native gold in the nugget or the dust.