Parallel Verses

Bible in Basic English

Wisdom together with a heritage is good, and a profit to those who see the sun.

New American Standard Bible

Wisdom along with an inheritance is good And an advantage to those who see the sun.

King James Version

Wisdom is good with an inheritance: and by it there is profit to them that see the sun.

Holman Bible

Wisdom is as good as an inheritance, and an advantage to those who see the sun.

International Standard Version

Wise use of possessions is good; it brings benefit to the living.

A Conservative Version

Wisdom is as good as an inheritance, yea, it is more excellent for those who see the sun.

American Standard Version

Wisdom is as good as an inheritance; yea, more excellent is it for them that see the sun.

Amplified

Wisdom is as good as an inheritance, yes, more excellent it is for those [the living] who see the sun.

Darby Translation

Wisdom is as good as an inheritance, and profitable to them that see the sun.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Knowledge is good with an inheritance and is the excellency of those that see the sun.

Julia Smith Translation

Wisdom is good with an inheritance: and a remainder to those seeing the sun.

King James 2000

Wisdom is good with an inheritance: and by it there is profit to them that see the sun.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Wisdom [is] good with an inheritance; {it benefits the living}.

Modern King James verseion

Wisdom is good with an inheritance; but it is gain to those who see the sun.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Wisdom is better than riches; yea, much more worth than the eyesight.

NET Bible

Wisdom, like an inheritance, is a good thing; it benefits those who see the light of day.

New Heart English Bible

Wisdom is as good as an inheritance. Yes, it is more excellent for those who see the sun.

The Emphasized Bible

Good is wisdom, with an inheritance, - and a profit, to such as see the sun.

Webster

Wisdom is good with an inheritance: and by it there is profit to them that see the sun.

World English Bible

Wisdom is as good as an inheritance. Yes, it is more excellent for those who see the sun.

Youngs Literal Translation

Wisdom is good with an inheritance, And an advantage it is to those beholding the sun.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
חכמה 
Chokmah 
Usage: 149

with an inheritance
נחלה 
Nachalah 
Usage: 222

and by it there is profit
יותר 
Yowther 
Usage: 8

ראה 
Ra'ah 
Usage: 1308

References

Context Readings

Wisdom Gives Life

10 Say not, Why were the days which have gone by better than these? Such a question comes not from wisdom. 11 Wisdom together with a heritage is good, and a profit to those who see the sun. 12 Wisdom keeps a man from danger even as money does; but the value of knowledge is that wisdom gives life to its owner.



Cross References

Ecclesiastes 11:7

Truly the light is sweet, and it is good for the eyes to see the sun.

1 Kings 3:6-9

And Solomon said, Great was your mercy to David my father, as his life before you was true and upright and his heart was true to you; and you have kept for him this greatest mercy, a son to take his place this day.

Proverbs 8:10-11

Take my teaching, and not silver; get knowledge in place of the best gold.

Ecclesiastes 2:13

Then I saw that wisdom is better than foolish ways--as the light is better than the dark.

Ecclesiastes 9:15-18

Now there was in the town a poor, wise man, and he, by his wisdom, kept the town safe. But no one had any memory of that same poor man.

Luke 16:8-9

And his lord was pleased with the false servant, because he had been wise; for the sons of this world are wiser in relation to their generation than the sons of light.

1 Timothy 6:17-19

Give orders to those who have money and goods in this life, not to be lifted up in their minds, or to put their hope in the uncertain chances of wealth, but in God who gives us in full measure all things for our use;

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