14 for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold.

Other Translations of Proverbs 3:14

King James Version

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

English Standard Version

14 for the gain from her is better than gain from silver and her profit better than gold.

The Message

14 She's worth far more than money in the bank; her friendship is better than a big salary.

New King James Version

14 For her proceeds are better than the profits of silver, And her gain than fine gold.

New Living Translation

14 For wisdom is more profitable than silver, and her wages are better than gold.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 3:14

Commentary on Proverbs 3:13-20

(Read Proverbs 3:13-20)

No precious jewels or earthly treasures are worthy to be compared with true wisdom, whether the concerns of time or eternity be considered. We must make wisdom our business; we must venture all in it, and be willing to part with all for it. This Wisdom is the Lord Jesus Christ and his salvation, sought and obtained by faith and prayer. Were it not for unbelief, remaining sinfulness, and carelessness, we should find all our ways pleasantness, and our paths peace, for his are so; but we too often step aside from them, to our own hurt and grief. Christ is that Wisdom, by whom the worlds were made, and still are in being; happy are those to whom he is made of God wisdom. He has wherewithal to make good all his promises.