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Proverbs 3:15

    Proverbs 3:15 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    She is more precious than rubies: and all the things you can desire are not to be compared to her.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    She is more precious than rubies: And none of the things thou canst desire are to be compared unto her.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    She is of more value than jewels, and nothing for which you may have a desire is fair in comparison with her.

    Webster's Revision

    She is more precious than rubies: And none of the things thou canst desire are to be compared unto her.

    World English Bible

    She is more precious than rubies. None of the things you can desire are to be compared to her.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    She is more precious than rubies: and none of the things thou canst desire are to be compared unto her.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 3:15

    She is more precious than rubies - מפנינים mippeninim. The word principally means pearls, but may be taken for precious stones in general. The root is פנה panah, he looked, beheld; and as it gives the idea of the eye always being turned towards the observer, Mr. Parkhurst thinks that it means the loadstone; see the note on Job 28:18 (note), where this subject is considered at large. If the oriental ruby, or any other precious stone, be intended here, the word may refer to their being cut and polished, so that they present different faces, and reflect the light to you in whatever direction you may look at them.

    All the things thou canst desire - Superior to every thing that can be an object of desire here below. But who believes this?

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 3:15

    Rubies - The פנינים pânı̂ynı̂ym were among the costly articles of traffic, and red or rose-colored Lamentations 4:7. The last fact has led some to identify them with coral, or (as in the King James Version) with "rubies." Most commentators, however, have identified them with pearls, which may connect this passage with Matthew 7:6; Matthew 13:45. The words of the promise here are almost the echo of 1 Kings 3:11-13.