8:10 Receive my instruction 1 rather than 2 silver,
and knowledge rather than choice gold.
8:11 For wisdom is better than rubies,
and desirable things cannot be compared 3 to her.
1 tn Heb “discipline.” The term refers to instruction that trains with discipline (e.g., Prov 1:2).
2 tn Heb “and not” (so KJV, NASB); NAB “in preference to.”
3 tn The verb יִשְׁווּ (yishvu, from שָׁוָה, shavah) can be rendered “are not comparable” or in a potential nuance “cannot be compared” with her.