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Proverbs 3:15


3:15 She is more precious than rubies,

and none of the things 1  you desire 2  can compare 3  with her. 4 

Proverbs 8:11


8:11 For wisdom is better than rubies,

and desirable things cannot be compared 5  to her.

1 tn Heb “all of your desires cannot compare with her.”

2 tn Heb “your desires.” The 2nd person masculine singular suffix on the noun probably functions as subjective genitive.

3 tn The imperfect tense verb יָסַד (yasad, “to establish be like; to resemble”) has a potential nuance here: “can be compared with.”

4 tn Heb “All of your desires do not compare with her.”

5 tn The verb יִשְׁווּ (yishvu, from שָׁוָה, shavah) can be rendered “are not comparable” or in a potential nuance “cannot be compared” with her.

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