Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Who is like the wise man and who knows the interpretation of a matter? A man's wisdom illumines him and causes his stern face to beam.

King James Version

Who is as the wise man? and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing? a man's wisdom maketh his face to shine, and the boldness of his face shall be changed.

Holman Bible

Who is like the wise person, and who knows the interpretation of a matter? A man's wisdom brightens his face, and the sternness of his face is changed.

International Standard Version

Who is really wise? Who knows how to interpret this saying: "A person's wisdom improves his appearance, softening a harsh countenance."

A Conservative Version

Who is as the wise man? And who knows the interpretation of a thing? A man's wisdom makes his face to shine, and the hardness of his face is changed.

American Standard Version

Who is as the wise man? and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing? A man's wisdom maketh his face to shine, and the hardness of his face is changed.

Amplified

Who is like the wise man? And who knows the interpretation of a thing? A man's wisdom makes his face shine, and the hardness of his countenance is changed.

Bible in Basic English

Who is like the wise man? and to whom is the sense of anything clear? A man's wisdom makes his face shining, and his hard face will be changed.

Darby Translation

Who is as the wise? and who knoweth the explanation of things? A man's wisdom maketh his face to shine, and the boldness of his face is changed.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Who is as the wise man? and who is as he who knows the interpretation of all things? The wisdom of this man shall make his face to shine, and the coarseness of his face shall be changed.

Julia Smith Translation

Who as the wise one? and who will know the interpretation of the word? The wisdom of man shall enlighten his face, and the hard of face shall be hated.

King James 2000

Who is as the wise man? and who knows the interpretation of a thing? a man's wisdom makes his face to shine, and the hardness of his face is changed.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Who [is] like the sage? Who knows [the] interpretation of a thing? A man's wisdom makes his face shine, and the hardness of his face is changed.

Modern King James verseion

Who is as the wise? And who knows the meaning of a thing? A man's wisdom makes his face to shine, and the boldness of his face shall be changed.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Who is wise? Who hath knowledge to make an answer? Wisdom maketh a man's face to shine, but malice putteth it out of favour.

NET Bible

Who is a wise person? Who knows the solution to a problem? A person's wisdom brightens his appearance, and softens his harsh countenance.

New Heart English Bible

Who is like the wise man? And who knows the interpretation of a thing? A man's wisdom makes his face shine, and the hardness of his face is changed.

The Emphasized Bible

Who is really a wise man, and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing? The wisdom of a man, lighteth up his countenance, but, by defiance of countenance, one is disfigured.

Webster

Who is as the wise man? and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing? a man's wisdom maketh his face to shine, and the boldness of his face shall be changed.

World English Bible

Who is like the wise man? And who knows the interpretation of a thing? A man's wisdom makes his face shine, and the hardness of his face is changed.

Youngs Literal Translation

Who is as the wise? and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing? The wisdom of man causeth his face to shine, and the hardness of his face is changed.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Who is as the wise
חכם 
Chakam 
Usage: 137

פּשׁר 
Pesher 
Usage: 1

of a thing
דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

a man's
אדם 
'adam 
Usage: 541

חכמה 
Chokmah 
Usage: 149

פּנים 
Paniym 
before , face , presence , because , sight , countenance , from , person , upon , of , ...me , against , ...him , open , for , toward ,
Usage: 2119

to shine
אור 
'owr 
Usage: 42

and the boldness
עוז עז 
`oz 
Usage: 55

of his face
פּנים 
Paniym 
before , face , presence , because , sight , countenance , from , person , upon , of , ...me , against , ...him , open , for , toward ,
Usage: 2119

References

Fausets

Hastings

Context Readings

Wisdom Is Valuable

1 Who is like the wise man and who knows the interpretation of a matter? A man's wisdom illumines him and causes his stern face to beam. 2 I say, "Keep the command of the king because of the oath before God.


Cross References

Deuteronomy 28:50

a nation of fierce countenance who will have no respect for the old, nor show favor to the young.

Exodus 34:29-30

It came about when Moses was coming down from Mount Sinai (and the two tablets of the testimony were in Moses' hand as he was coming down from the mountain), that Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone because of his speaking with Him.

Proverbs 4:8-9

"Prize her, and she will exalt you; She will honor you if you embrace her.

Acts 6:15

And fixing their gaze on him, all who were sitting in the Council saw his face like the face of an angel.

Genesis 40:8

Then they said to him, "We have had a dream and there is no one to interpret it " Then Joseph said to them, "Do not interpretations belong to God? Tell it to me, please."

Genesis 41:15-16

Pharaoh said to Joseph, "I have had a dream, but no one can interpret it; and I have heard it said about you, that when you hear a dream you can interpret it."

Genesis 41:38-39

Then Pharaoh said to his servants, "Can we find a man like this, in whom is a divine spirit?"

Job 33:23

"If there is an angel as mediator for him, One out of a thousand, To remind a man what is right for him,

Proverbs 1:6

To understand a proverb and a figure, The words of the wise and their riddles.

Proverbs 17:24

Wisdom is in the presence of the one who has understanding, But the eyes of a fool are on the ends of the earth.

Proverbs 24:5

A wise man is strong, And a man of knowledge increases power.

Ecclesiastes 2:13-14

And I saw that wisdom excels folly as light excels darkness.

Daniel 2:28-30

"However, there is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries, and He has made known to King Nebuchadnezzar what will take place in the latter days This was your dream and the visions in your mind while on your bed.

Daniel 2:47

The king answered Daniel and said, "Surely your God is a God of gods and a Lord of kings and a revealer of mysteries, since you have been able to reveal this mystery."

Daniel 4:18-19

'This is the dream which I, King Nebuchadnezzar, have seen. Now you, Belteshazzar, tell me its interpretation, inasmuch as none of the wise men of my kingdom is able to make known to me the interpretation; but you are able, for a spirit of the holy gods is in you.'

Matthew 17:2

And He was transfigured before them; and His face shone like the sun, and His garments became as white as light.

Acts 4:13

Now as they observed the confidence of Peter and John and understood that they were uneducated and untrained men, they were amazed, and began to recognize them as having been with Jesus.

Acts 4:29

"And now, Lord, take note of their threats, and grant that Your bond-servants may speak Your word with all confidence,

1 Corinthians 2:13-16

which things we also speak, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, combining spiritual thoughts with spiritual words.

Ephesians 6:19

and pray on my behalf, that utterance may be given to me in the opening of my mouth, to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel,

2 Timothy 4:17

But the Lord stood with me and strengthened me, so that through me the proclamation might be fully accomplished, and that all the Gentiles might hear; and I was rescued out of the lion's mouth.

2 Peter 1:20

But know this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one's own interpretation,



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