For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.
It is an unquestionable truth, that to walk in the paths which God has enjoined, is to secure to ourselves the most perfect felicity which our present state will admit; and that our misery and unhappiness arise in proportion to our deviation from that "peaceful and pleasant path." If you are wise enough to lay hold of and retain this excellent wisdom —
1. Honour shall be yours.
2. Profit shall be yours. Who can doubt of the advantages which will accompany our sincere profession of religion? Advantages in time and in eternity.
3. Pleasure shall be yours. Religion affords the mind the most complete and substantial satisfaction.
(W. Dodd, LL. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.