Prov. 16:16 KJV (With Strong’s)

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Hown much better
towb (Hebrew #2896)
good (as an adjective) in the widest sense; used likewise as a noun, both in the masculine and the feminine, the singular and the plural (good, a good or good thing, a good man or woman; the good, goods or good things, good men or women), also as an adverb (well)
KJV usage: beautiful, best, better, bountiful, cheerful, at ease, X fair (word), (be in) favour, fine, glad, good (deed, -lier, -liest, -ly, -ness, -s), graciously, joyful, kindly, kindness, liketh (best), loving, merry, X most, pleasant, + pleaseth, pleasure, precious, prosperity, ready, sweet, wealth, welfare, (be) well ((-favoured)).
Pronounce: tobe
Origin: from 2895
is it to get
qanah (Hebrew #7069)
to erect, i.e. create; by extension, to procure, especially by purchase (causatively, sell); by implication to own
KJV usage: attain, buy(-er), teach to keep cattle, get, provoke to jealousy, possess(-or), purchase, recover, redeem, X surely, X verily.
Pronounce: kaw-naw'
Origin: a primitive root
wisdom
chokmah (Hebrew #2451)
wisdom (in a good sense)
KJV usage: skilful, wisdom, wisely, wit.
Pronounce: khok-maw'
Origin: from 2449
than gold
charuwts (Hebrew #2742)
passive participle of 2782; properly, incised or (active) incisive; hence (as noun masculine or feminine) a trench (as dug), gold (as mined), a threshing-sledge (having sharp teeth); (figuratively) determination; also eager
KJV usage: decision, diligent, (fine) gold, pointed things, sharp, threshing instrument, wall.
Pronounce: khaw-roots'
Origin: or charuts {khaw-roots'}
! and to get
qanah (Hebrew #7069)
to erect, i.e. create; by extension, to procure, especially by purchase (causatively, sell); by implication to own
KJV usage: attain, buy(-er), teach to keep cattle, get, provoke to jealousy, possess(-or), purchase, recover, redeem, X surely, X verily.
Pronounce: kaw-naw'
Origin: a primitive root
understanding
biynah (Hebrew #998)
understanding
KJV usage: knowledge , meaning, X perfectly, understanding, wisdom.
Pronounce: bee-naw'
Origin: from 995
rather to be chosen
bachar (Hebrew #977)
properly, to try, i.e. (by implication) select
KJV usage: acceptable, appoint, choose (choice), excellent, join, be rather, require.
Pronounce: baw-khar'
Origin: a primitive root
than silver
keceph (Hebrew #3701)
silver (from its pale color); by implication, money
KJV usage: money, price, silver(-ling).
Pronounce: keh'-sef
Origin: from 3700
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Cross References

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Prov. 3:15‑18• 15She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.
16Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honor.
17Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.
18She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her.
(Prov. 3:15‑18)
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Prov. 4:7• 7Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding. (Prov. 4:7)
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Prov. 8:10‑11,19• 10Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold.
11For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.
19My fruit is better than gold, yea, than fine gold; and my revenue than choice silver.
(Prov. 8:10‑11,19)
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Job 28:13‑28• 13Man knoweth not the price thereof; neither is it found in the land of the living.
14The depth saith, It is not in me: and the sea saith, It is not with me.
15It cannot be gotten for gold, neither shall silver be weighed for the price thereof.
16It cannot be valued with the gold of Ophir, with the precious onyx, or the sapphire.
17The gold and the crystal cannot equal it: and the exchange of it shall not be for jewels of fine gold.
18No mention shall be made of coral, or of pearls: for the price of wisdom is above rubies.
19The topaz of Ethiopia shall not equal it, neither shall it be valued with pure gold.
20Whence then cometh wisdom? and where is the place of understanding?
21Seeing it is hid from the eyes of all living, and kept close from the fowls of the air.
22Destruction and death say, We have heard the fame thereof with our ears.
23God understandeth the way thereof, and he knoweth the place thereof.
24For he looketh to the ends of the earth, and seeth under the whole heaven;
25To make the weight for the winds; and he weigheth the waters by measure.
26When he made a decree for the rain, and a way for the lightning of the thunder:
27Then did he see it, and declare it; he prepared it, yea, and searched it out.
28And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.
(Job 28:13‑28)
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Psa. 119:127• 127Therefore I love thy commandments above gold; yea, above fine gold. (Psa. 119:127)
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Eccl. 7:12• 12For wisdom is a defence, and money is a defence: but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom giveth life to them that have it. (Eccl. 7:12)
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Matt. 16:26• 26For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? (Matt. 16:26)
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Luke 12:21• 21So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God. (Luke 12:21)

J. N. Darby Translation

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How much better is it to get wisdom than fine gold, and the getting of intelligence to be preferred to silver!