Parallel Verses

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.

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 matter?
A man’s wisdom illumines his face,
And causes his stern face to beam.

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.

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.

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 
Usage: 2119

to shine
אור 
'owr 
Usage: 42

and the boldness
עוז עז 
`oz 
Usage: 55

of his face
פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

References

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Context Readings

Wisdom Is Valuable

1 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. 2 I said , The bidding of the king, observe thou, even out of regard to the oath of God.


Cross References

Deuteronomy 28:50

a nation of fierce countenance, - who wilt not respect an elder nor to the young, show favour;

Exodus 34:29-30

And it came to pass, when Moses came down out of Mount Sinai, with the two tables of testimony in the hand of Moses, when he came down out of the mount, that, Moses, knew not that the skin of his face shone, through his having spoken with him.

Proverbs 4:8-9

Exalt her, and she will set thee on high, she will bring thee to honour, when thou dust embrace her:

Acts 6:15

And, looking steadfastly at him, all they who were sitting in the high-council, saw his face, as if the face of a messenger;

Genesis 40:8

And they said unto him, A dream, have we dreamed, but there is none, to interpret, it. Then said Joseph unto them - Is it not unto God, that interpretations belong? Relate it. I pray you, to me.

Genesis 41:15-16

And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, A dream, have I dreamed, but none can interpreted it, - but, I, have heard say concerning thee, that on hearing a dream, thou canst interpret it.

Genesis 41:38-39

and Pharaoh said unto his servants, - Can we find such a one, a man in whom is the Spirit of God?

Job 33:23

If there hath been near him a messenger who could interpret - one of a thousand, to declare to the son of earth His uprightness,

Proverbs 1:6

By gaining discernment of proverb, and satire, the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.

Proverbs 17:24

Before the face of the discerning, is wisdom, but, the eyes of a dullard, are in the ends of the earth.

Proverbs 24:5

A wise man, is mighty, and, a man of knowledge, becometh alert in vigour.

Ecclesiastes 2:13-14

Then saw, I, that wisdom doth excel folly, - as far as light excelleth darkness.

Daniel 2:28-30

but there is a God in the heavens, who revealeth secrets, and hath made known to King Nebuchadnezzar, what shall come to pass, in the afterpart of the days: Thy dream and the visions of thy head upon thy bed, are, these: -

Daniel 2:47

The king answered Daniel, and said - Of a truth, your God, is a God of gods, and a Lord of kings, and a Revealer of secrets, - seeing thou wast able to reveal this secret.

Daniel 4:18-19

This dream, have, I, King Nebuchadnezzar, seen. Thou, therefore, O Belteshazzar, the interpretation, do thou tell, forasmuch as, all the wise men of my kingdom, are unable, the interpretation, to make known to me, but, thou, art able, because, the spirit of the holy gods, is in thee.

Matthew 17:2

and was transformed before them, - and his face shone as the sun, and, his garments, became white as the light.

Acts 4:13

And, looking at Peter's boldness of speech, and John's, and having discovered that they were unlettered and obscure men, they began to marvel, recognising them also, that they had been with Jesus;

Acts 4:29

As to the present things, then, O Lord, - look upon their threats, and grant unto thy servants, with all freedom of utterance, to be speaking thy word,

1 Corinthians 2:13-16

Which we also speak - not in words taught of human wisdom, but in such as are taught of the Spirit, by spiritual words, spiritual things, explaining.

Ephesians 6:19

And on behalf of me; - that, unto me, may be given discourse in the opening of my mouth, with freedom of utterance, to make known the sacred secret of the glad-message

2 Timothy 4:17

But, the Lord, stood by me, and empowered me, in order that, through me, the proclamation, might be fully made, and, all the nations, might hear; and I was delivered out of the mouth of a lion: -

2 Peter 1:20

Of this, first, taking note - that, no prophecy of scripture, becometh, self-solving;

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