Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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. Yes, it is more excellent for those who see the sun. 12 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. 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 those who lay hold of her. Happy is everyone who retains her.

Proverbs 8:35

For whoever finds me, finds life, and will obtain favor from Yahweh.

Deuteronomy 30:19-20

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

Deuteronomy 32:47

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

Judges 9:15

"The bramble said to the trees, 'If in truth you 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

Haven't you made a hedge around him, and around his house, and around all that he has, on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land.

Job 22:21-25

"Acquaint yourself with him, now, and be at peace. Thereby good shall come to you.

Psalm 57:1

Be merciful to me, God, be merciful to me, for my soul takes refuge in you. Yes, in the shadow of your wings, I will take refuge, until disaster has passed.

Proverbs 2:7

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

Proverbs 2:11

Discretion will watch over you. Understanding will keep you,

Proverbs 9:11

For by me your days will be multiplied. The years of your life will be increased.

Proverbs 11:4

Riches don't profit in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death.

Proverbs 14:20

The poor person is shunned even by his own neighbor, but the rich person has many friends.

Proverbs 18:10-11

The name of Yahweh is a strong tower: the righteous run to him, and are safe.

Isaiah 30:2

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

Isaiah 32:2

A man shall be as a hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the storm, as streams of water in a dry place, as the shade of a large rock in a weary land.

Isaiah 33:6

There will be stability in your times, abundance of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge. The fear of Yahweh is your treasure.

John 12:50

I know that his commandment is eternal life. The things therefore which I speak, even as the Father has said to me, so I speak."

John 17:3

This is eternal life, that they should know you, the only true God, and him whom you sent, Jesus Christ.

Philippians 3:8

Yes most certainly, 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 count them nothing but refuse, that I may gain Christ

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