Parallel Verses

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.

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

because 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.

Amplified


For wisdom is a protection even as money is a protection,
But the [excellent] advantage of knowledge is that wisdom shields and preserves the lives of its possessors.

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.

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.

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

Context Readings

Wisdom Gives Life

11 Wisdom is as good as an inheritance; yea, more excellent is it for them that see the sun. 12 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. 13 Consider the work of God: for who can make that straight, which he hath made crooked?



Cross References

Proverbs 3:18

She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: And happy is every one that retaineth her.

Proverbs 8:35

For whoso findeth me findeth life, And shall obtain favor of Jehovah.

Deuteronomy 30:19-20

I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that I have set before thee life and death, the blessing and the curse: therefore choose life, that thou mayest live, thou and thy seed;

Deuteronomy 32:47

For it is no vain thing for you; because it is your life, and through this thing ye shall prolong your days in the land, whither ye go over the Jordan to possess it.

Judges 9:15

And the bramble said unto the trees, If in truth ye anoint me king over you, then come and take refuge in my shade; and if not, let fire come out of the bramble, and devour the cedars of Lebanon.

Job 1:10

Hast not thou made a hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath, on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land.

Job 22:21-25

Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace: Thereby good shall come unto thee.

Psalm 57:1

Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me; For my soul taketh refuge in thee: Yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I take refuge, Until these calamities be overpast.

Proverbs 2:7

He layeth up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to them that walk in integrity;

Proverbs 2:11

Discretion shall watch over thee; Understanding shall keep thee:

Proverbs 9:11

For by me thy days shall be multiplied, And the years of thy life shall be increased.

Proverbs 11:4

Riches profit not in the day of wrath; But righteousness delivereth from death.

Proverbs 14:20

The poor is hated even of his own neighbor; But the rich hath many friends.

Proverbs 18:10-11

The name of Jehovah is a strong tower; The righteous runneth into it, and is safe.

Isaiah 30:2

that set out to go down into Egypt, and have not asked at my mouth; to strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh, and to take refuge in the shadow of Egypt!

Isaiah 32:2

And a man shall be as a hiding-place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest, as streams of water in a dry place, as the shade of a great rock in a weary land.

Isaiah 33:6

And there shall be stability in thy times, abundance of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge: the fear of Jehovah is thy treasure.

John 12:50

And I know that his commandment is life eternal: the things therefore which I speak, even as the Father hath said unto me, so I speak.

John 17:3

And this is life eternal, that they should know thee the only true God, and him whom thou didst send, even Jesus Christ.

Philippians 3:8

Yea verily, and I count all things to be loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but refuse, that I may gain Christ,

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