She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.
– Proverbs 3:15
Solomon continues to describe the blessed state of the man who finds wisdom and gets understanding. His situation is better than the rich because he has wisdom, which is better than riches. Theologically in Proverbs, to have wisdom is to have life. It is to walk with God and thus have everlasting life. Here wisdom is accounted more precious than precious gems. The word for rubies is uncertain, but the intent of the phrase is certain. The desires of men upon earth are not always for money or precious stones. Solomon further explains wisdom is better than anything than can be desired or dreamed up. The most active imagination cannot conjure anything comparable to wisdom in worth.