Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

For wisdom is protection just as money is protection, But the advantage of knowledge is that wisdom preserves the lives of its possessors.

King James Version

For wisdom is a defence, and money is a defence: but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom giveth life to them that have it.

Holman Bible

For wisdom is protection as money is protection, and the advantage of knowledge is that wisdom preserves the life of its owner.

International Standard Version

Indeed, wisdom gives protection, just like money does, but it's better to know that wisdom gives life, to those who have mastered it.

A Conservative Version

For wisdom is a defense, even as money is a defense. But the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom preserves the life of him who has it.

American Standard Version

For wisdom is a defence, even as money is a defence; but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom preserveth the life of him that hath it.

Amplified

For wisdom is a defense even as money is a defense, but the excellency of knowledge is that wisdom shields and preserves the life of him who has it.

Bible in Basic English

Wisdom keeps a man from danger even as money does; but the value of knowledge is that wisdom gives life to its owner.

Darby Translation

For wisdom is a defence as money is a defence; but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom maketh them that possess it to live.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For knowledge is a defence, and money is a defence; but wisdom excels in that it gives life to those that have it.

Julia Smith Translation

For in the shadow, wisdom; in the shadow, silver: and the excellence of knowledge is wisdom shall preserve alive those possessing it

King James 2000

For wisdom is a defense, and money is a defense: but the excellence of knowledge is, that wisdom gives life to them that have it.

Lexham Expanded Bible

{For wisdom offers protection like money offers protection}. But knowledge [has] an advantage--wisdom restores life to its possessor.

Modern King James verseion

For wisdom is a defense, and money is a defense; but the excellency of knowledge is that wisdom gives life to those who have it.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For wisdom defendeth as well as money, and the excellent knowledge and wisdom giveth life to him that have it in possession.

NET Bible

For wisdom provides protection, just as money provides protection. But the advantage of knowledge is this: Wisdom preserves the life of its owner.

New Heart English Bible

For wisdom is a defense, even as money is a defense; but the excellency of knowledge is that wisdom preserves the life of him who has it.

New simplified Bible

Wisdom is a shelter just as money is a shelter. The advantage of knowledge is that wisdom gives lift to those who have it.

The Emphasized Bible

For, a protection, is wisdom, and, a protection, is silver, - but, the advantage of knowledge, is, that, wisdom, giveth life to the possessors thereof.

Webster

For wisdom is a defense, and money is a defense: but the excellence of knowledge is, that wisdom giveth life to them that have it.

World English Bible

For wisdom is a defense, even as money is a defense; but the excellency of knowledge is that wisdom preserves the life of him who has it.

Youngs Literal Translation

For wisdom is a defense, money is a defence, And the advantage of the knowledge of wisdom is, She reviveth her possessors.

Interlinear

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

is a defence
צל 
Tsel 
צל 
Tsel 
Usage: 49
Usage: 49

and money
כּסף 
Keceph 
Usage: 403

but the excellency
יתרון 
Yithrown 
Usage: 10

דּעת 
Da`ath 
Usage: 91

is, that wisdom
חכמה 
Chokmah 
Usage: 149

חיה 
Chayah 
Usage: 264

בּעל 
Ba`al 
Usage: 85

References

Hastings

Prayers for Ecclesiastes 7:12

Verse Info

Context Readings

Wisdom Gives Life

11 Wisdom along with an inheritance is good And an advantage to those who see the sun. 12 For wisdom is protection just as money is protection, But the advantage of knowledge is that wisdom preserves the lives of its possessors. 13 Consider the work of God, For who is able to straighten what He has bent?



Cross References

Proverbs 3:18

She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her, And happy are all who hold her fast.

Proverbs 8:35

"For he who finds me finds life And obtains favor from the LORD.

Deuteronomy 30:19-20

"I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. So choose life in order that you may live, you and your descendants,

Deuteronomy 32:47

"For it is not an idle word for you; indeed it is your life And by this word you will prolong your days in the land, which you are about to cross the Jordan to possess."

Judges 9:15

"The bramble said to the trees, 'If in truth you are anointing me as king over you, come and take refuge in my shade; but if not, may fire come out from the bramble and consume the cedars of Lebanon.'

Job 1:10

"Have You not made a hedge about him and his house and all that he has, on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land.

Job 22:21-25

"Yield now and be at peace with Him; Thereby good will come to you.

Psalm 57:1

Be gracious to me, O God, be gracious to me, For my soul takes refuge in You; And in the shadow of Your wings I will take refuge Until destruction passes by.

Proverbs 2:7

He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk in integrity,

Proverbs 2:11

Discretion will guard you, Understanding will watch over you,

Proverbs 9:11

For by me your days will be multiplied, And years of life will be added to you.

Proverbs 11:4

Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, But righteousness delivers from death.

Proverbs 14:20

The poor is hated even by his neighbor, But those who love the rich are many.

Proverbs 18:10-11

The name of the LORD is a strong tower; The righteous runs into it and is safe.

Isaiah 30:2

Who proceed down to Egypt Without consulting Me, To take refuge in the safety of Pharaoh And to seek shelter in the shadow of Egypt!

Isaiah 32:2

Each will be like a refuge from the wind And a shelter from the storm, Like streams of water in a dry country, Like the shade of a huge rock in a parched land.

Isaiah 33:6

And He will be the stability of your times, A wealth of salvation, wisdom and knowledge; The fear of the LORD is his treasure.

John 12:50

"I know that His commandment is eternal life; therefore the things I speak, I speak just as the Father has told Me."

John 17:3

"This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.

Philippians 3:8

More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish so that I may gain Christ,



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