How much better it
How much better it is to get skillful and godly than gold! And to get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.
The Lord by skillful and godly has founded the earth; by understanding He has established the heavens.
A man of understanding sets skillful and godly Wisdom before his face,
but the eyes of a [self-confident] fool are on the ends of the earth.
A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold.
A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.
For skillful and godly shall enter into your heart, and knowledge shall be pleasant to you.
Whoever loves skillful and godly rejoices his father, but he who associates with harlots wastes his substance.
The words of a [discreet and wise] man’s mouth are like deep waters [plenteous and difficult to fathom], and the fountain of skillful and godly Wisdom is like a gushing stream [sparkling, fresh, pure, and life-giving].
How much better to get than gold, to get insight rather than silver!
How much better to get than gold, and good judgment than silver!