English Standard Version
Blessed Is the One Who Finds Wisdom
13 (A)Blessed is the one who finds wisdom,
and the one who gets understanding,
14 (B)for the gain from her is better than gain from silver
and her profit better than (C)gold.
15 She is more precious than (D)jewels,
and (E)nothing you desire can compare with her.
16 (F)Long life is in her right hand;
in her left hand are (G)riches and honor.
Happy [blessed, considered fortunate, to be admired] is the man who finds [skillful and godly] wisdom,
And the man who gains understanding and insight [learning from God’s word and life’s experiences],
For wisdom’s profit is better than the profit of silver,
And her gain is better than fine gold.
She is more precious than rubies;
And nothing you can wish for compares with her [in value].(A)
Long life is in her right hand;
In her left hand are riches and honor.(B)
New International Version
13 Blessed are those who find wisdom,
those who gain understanding,
14 for she is more profitable than silver
and yields better returns than gold.(A)
15 She is more precious than rubies;(B)
nothing you desire can compare with her.(C)
16 Long life is in her right hand;(D)
in her left hand are riches and honor.(E)