Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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

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 good with an inheritance: and by it there is profit to them that see the sun. 12 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. 13 Consider the work of God: for who can make that straight, which he has made crooked?



Cross References

Proverbs 3:18

She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is everyone that retains her.

Proverbs 8:35

For whosoever finds me finds life, and shall obtain favor of the LORD.

Deuteronomy 30:19-20

I call heaven and earth as witness this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live:

Deuteronomy 32:47

For it is not a vain thing for you; because it is your life: and through this thing you shall prolong your days in the land, which you go over Jordan to possess.

Judges 9:15

And the bramble said unto the trees, If in truth you anoint me king over you, then come and put your trust in my shadow: and if not, let fire come out of the bramble, and devour the cedars of Lebanon.

Job 1:10

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

Job 22:21-25

Acquaint now yourself with him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto you.

Psalm 57:1

[To the Chief Musician, altaschith. A michtam of David, when he fled from Saul into the cave.] Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusts in you: yea, in the shadow of your wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities have passed.

Proverbs 2:7

He lays up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a shield to them that walk uprightly.

Proverbs 2:11

Discretion shall preserve you, understanding shall keep you:

Proverbs 9:11

For by me your days shall be multiplied, and the years of your life shall be increased.

Proverbs 11:4

Riches profit not in the day of wrath: but righteousness delivers from death.

Proverbs 14:20

The poor is hated even of his own neighbor: but the rich has many friends.

Proverbs 18:10-11

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

Isaiah 30:2

That walk to go down into Egypt, and have not asked my counsel; to strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh, and to trust in the shadow of Egypt!

Isaiah 32:2

And a man shall be as a hiding place from the wind, and a refuge from the tempest; as rivers of water in a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land.

Isaiah 33:6

And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of your times, and strength of salvation: the fear of the LORD is his treasure.

John 12:50

And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak.

John 17:3

And this is life eternal, that they might know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.

Philippians 3:8

Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but rubbish, that I may win Christ,

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