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Proverbs 8:11

11 for wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her.

Read Proverbs 8:11 Using Other Translations

For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.
for wisdom is better than jewels, and all that you may desire cannot compare with her.
For wisdom is far more valuable than rubies. Nothing you desire can compare with it.

What does Proverbs 8:11 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Proverbs 8:11

For wisdom [is] better than rubies
A sort of precious stones: or, "than precious stones" F26 in general; so the Targum and Septuagint, Arabic and Syriac versions; even than all of them, as the Vulgate Latin version; or, than "pearls" F1, or "carbuncles" F2: there are none equal to it, nor is it to be procured by them; see ( Job 28:16-19 ) ;

and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it;
(See Gill on Proverbs 3:15).


FOOTNOTES:

F26 (Mynynpm) "gemmis", Baynus; "prae gemmis politis", Schultens.
F1 "Margaritas", Pagninus, Montanus, Tigurine version, Mercerus, Gejerus, Michaelis; "unionibus", Cocceius.
F2 "Carbunculis", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator.
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