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Psalms 19:10 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold; Sweeter also than honey and the droppings of the honeycomb.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— More to be desired [are they] than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— They are more desirable than gold, yes, than much fine gold; Sweeter also than honey and the drippings of the honeycomb.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— More to be desired [are they] than gold, yes, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honey-comb.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— They are more precious than gold, yea, than much fine gold; and sweeter than honey and the dropping of the honeycomb.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— More desirable, than gold, yea than much fine gold, Sweeter, also than honey, or than droppings from the comb.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— They are more desirable than gold, Yea, than much fine gold; and sweeter than honey, Even liquid honey of the comb.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— More to be desired than gold and many precious stones: and sweeter than honey and the honeycomb.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— More to bee desired are they then gold, yea, then much fine gold: sweeter also then hony, and the hony combe.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— To be desired more than gold, and much precious stone: sweeter also than honey and the honey-comb.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— More to be desired [are they] than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
More to be desired 2530
{2530} Prime
חמד
chamad
{khaw-mad'}
A primitive root; to delight in.
z8737
<8737> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 793
[are they] than gold, 2091
{2091} Prime
זָהָב
zahab
{zaw-hawb'}
From an unused root meaning to shimmer; gold; figuratively something gold colored (that is, yellow), as oil, a clear sky.
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
yea, than much 7227
{7227} Prime
רַב
rab
{rab}
By contraction from H7231; abundant (in quantity, size, age, number, rank, quality).
fine gold: 6337
{6337} Prime
פַּז
paz
{pawz}
From H6388; pure (gold); hence gold itself (as refined).
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
sweeter 4966
{4966} Prime
מָתוֹק
mathowq
{maw-thoke'}
From H4985; sweet.
also than honey 1706
{1706} Prime
דְּבַשׁ
d@bash
{deb-ash'}
From an unused root meaning to be gummy; honey (from its stickiness); by analogy syrup.
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
and the honeycomb. 5317
{5317} Prime
נֹפֶת
nopheth
{no'-feth}
From H5130 in the sense of shaking to pieces; a dripping that is, of honey (from the comb).
6688
{6688} Prime
צוּף
tsuwph
{tsoof}
From H6687; comb of honey (from dripping).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

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Matthew Henry's Commentary

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John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 19:10

More to be (i) desired [are they] than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.

(i) Unless God's word is esteemed above all worldly things, it is contemned.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
than gold:

Psalms 119:72 The law of thy mouth [is] better unto me than thousands of gold and silver.
Psalms 119:127 Therefore I love thy commandments above gold; yea, above fine gold.
Job 28:15-17 It cannot be gotten for gold, neither shall silver be weighed [for] the price thereof. ... The gold and the crystal cannot equal it: and the exchange of it [shall not be for] jewels of fine gold.
Proverbs 3:13-15 Happy [is] the man [that] findeth wisdom, and the man [that] getteth understanding. ... She [is] more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.
Proverbs 8:10-11 Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold. ... For wisdom [is] better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.
Proverbs 8:19 My fruit [is] better than gold, yea, than fine gold; and my revenue than choice silver.
Proverbs 16:16 How much better [is it] to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!

sweeter:

Psalms 63:5 My soul shall be satisfied as [with] marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise [thee] with joyful lips:
Psalms 119:103 How sweet are thy words unto my taste! [yea, sweeter] than honey to my mouth!
Job 23:12 Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary [food].
Proverbs 24:13 My son, eat thou honey, because [it is] good; and the honeycomb, [which is] sweet to thy taste:

honeycomb:
Heb. the dropping of honey-combs,
1 Samuel 14:26-29 And when the people were come into the wood, behold, the honey dropped; but no man put his hand to his mouth: for the people feared the oath. ... Then said Jonathan, My father hath troubled the land: see, I pray you, how mine eyes have been enlightened, because I tasted a little of this honey.
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1S 14:26. Jb 23:12; 28:15. Ps 63:5; 119:72, 103, 127. Pv 3:13; 8:10, 19; 16:16; 24:13.

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