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Wisdom is Superior
Proverbs 8:19 Updated American Standard Version (UASV)
19 My fruit is better than gold, even refined gold,
and my yield than choice silver.
My fruit is better than gold, even refined gold: Here, the Hebrew word (peri) rendered fruit has the sense of an outcome, figuratively the outcome of some effort. It is the product or result of some action. Gold is the first and most often mentioned metal in the Bible. Gold (חָרוּץ charuts), especially refined gold, is a purer form of gold that has great value. However, like any other form of riches, it cannot give those who possess it life. (Ps 49:6-8; Matt. 16:26). In addition, there is no amount of gold that can buy true wisdom.
And my yield than choice silver: Solomon goes on with his use of figurative language. Yield (תְּבוּאָה tebuah) refers to the crop’s produce (financial gain, income, what is valuable). Choice (בָּחַר bachar) means that it is a superior grade, and it is the best and highly desired.
Wisdom is far superior to refined gold or choice silver. Wisdom rewards its seekers far more than any precious metal, regardless of the amount. Wisdom will bring you financial security, as even God’s people can gain wealth by righteous means and not lose any spirituality along the way. You can achieve satisfaction from the things that are acquired through wisdom, leaving you with peace of mind and a clean conscience toward God. Yes, happiness belongs to the one who has acquired wisdom. The fruitage of wisdom is certainly better than refined gold and choice silver.
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