Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

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

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.

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 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
and an advantage to those who see the sun,
12 because wisdom is protection as money is protection,
and the advantage of knowledge
is that wisdom preserves the life of its owner.
13 Consider the work of God,
for who can straighten out
what He has made crooked?



Cross References

Proverbs 3:18

She is a tree of life to those who embrace her,
and those who hold on to her are happy.

Proverbs 8:35

For the one who finds me finds life
and obtains favor from the Lord,

Deuteronomy 30:19-20

I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you today that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Choose life so that you and your descendants may live,

Deuteronomy 32:47

For they are not meaningless words to you but they are your life, and by them you will live long in the land you are crossing the Jordan to possess.”

Judges 9:15

The bramble said to the trees,
“If you really are anointing me
as king over you,
come and find refuge in my shade.
But if not,
may fire come out from the bramble
and consume the cedars of Lebanon.”

Job 1:10

Haven’t You placed a hedge around him, his household, and everything he owns? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land.

Job 22:21-25

Come to terms with God and be at peace;
in this way good will come to you.

Psalm 57:1

For the choir director: “Do Not Destroy.” A Davidic Miktam. When he fled before Saul into the cave.Be gracious to me, God, be gracious to me,
for I take refuge in You.
I will seek refuge in the shadow of Your wings
until danger passes.

Proverbs 2:7

He stores up success for the upright;
He is a shield for those who live with integrity

Proverbs 2:11

Discretion will watch over you,
and understanding will guard you,

Proverbs 9:11

For by Wisdom your days will be many,
and years will be added to your life.

Proverbs 11:4

Wealth is not profitable on a day of wrath,
but righteousness rescues from death.

Proverbs 14:20

A poor man is hated even by his neighbor,
but there are many who love the rich.

Proverbs 18:10-11

The name of Yahweh is a strong tower;
the righteous run to it and are protected.

Isaiah 30:2

They set out to go down to Egypt
without asking My advice,
in order to seek shelter under Pharaoh’s protection
and take refuge in Egypt’s shadow.

Isaiah 32:2

Each will be like a shelter from the wind,
a refuge from the rain,
like streams of water in a dry land
and the shade of a massive rock in an arid land.

Isaiah 33:6

There will be times of security for you—
a storehouse of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge.
The fear of the Lord is Zion’s treasure.

John 12:50

I know that His command is eternal life. So the things that 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 the One You have sent—Jesus Christ.

Philippians 3:8

More than that, I also consider everything to be a loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. Because of Him I have suffered the loss of all things and consider them filth, so that I may gain Christ

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