Bible VersionsNIVProverbs 1:29; Proverbs 3:31; Proverbs 8:10; Proverbs 8:19; Proverbs 10:20; Proverbs 16:16; Proverbs 21:3; Proverbs 22:1
Proverbs 1:29; Proverbs 3:31; Proverbs 8:10; Proverbs 8:19; Proverbs 10:20; Proverbs 16:16; Proverbs 21:3; Proverbs 22:1 (New International Version)
Since they hated knowledge and did not choose to fear the LORD,
Do not envy a violent man or choose any of his ways,
Choose my instruction instead of silver, knowledge rather than choice gold,
My fruit is better than fine gold; what I yield surpasses choice silver.
The tongue of the righteous is choice silver, but the heart of the wicked is of little value.
How much better to get wisdom than gold, to choose understanding rather than silver!
To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.
A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.
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