Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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 
Usage: 2119

to shine
אור 
'owr 
Usage: 42

and the boldness
עוז עז 
`oz 
Usage: 55

of his face
פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

References

Fausets

Hastings

Context Readings

Wisdom Is Valuable

1 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. 2 I counsel thee to keep the king's commandment and the word of the covenant that thou hast made with God.


Cross References

Deuteronomy 28:50

a nation of fierce countenance, which shall not regard the person of the old nor show favour to the young;

Exodus 34:29-30

And it came to pass, as Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tables of testimony in Moses' hand, while he came down from the mount, that Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone after he had talked with him.

Proverbs 4:8-9

Grow in wisdom, and she shall promote thee; she shall bring thee to honour when thou hast embraced her.

Acts 6:15

Then all that sat in the council, looking steadfastly on him, saw his face as the face of an angel.

Genesis 40:8

And they said unto him, We have dreamed a dream, and there is no interpreter of it. And Joseph said unto them, Do not interpretations belong to God? Tell me the dreams, I pray you.

Genesis 41:15-16

And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I have dreamed a dream, and there is no one that can interpret it; but I have heard say of thee that thou canst hear dreams to interpret them.

Genesis 41:38-39

And Pharaoh said unto his slaves, Can we find such a one as this is, a man in whom the Spirit of God is?

Job 33:23

If there is a messenger with him, an interpreter, one among a thousand, to show unto man his uprightness;

Proverbs 1:6

To understand a parable and the interpretation; the words of the wise and their enigmas.

Proverbs 17:24

Wisdom appears upon the countenance of him that has understanding, but the eyes of a fool manifest his folly unto the ends of the earth.

Proverbs 24:5

The wise man is strong; and the man of understanding is a mighty man of valour.

Ecclesiastes 2:13-14

And I have seen that wisdom excels folly as far as light excels darkness.

Daniel 2:28-30

But there is a God in the heavens who reveals the mysteries, and he has made known to the king Nebuchadnezzar what shall happen at the end of days. Thy dream, and the visions of thy head upon thy bed, is this:

Daniel 2:47

The king answered unto Daniel and said, Certainly the God that is your God is God of gods and the Lord of the kings and the revealer of the mysteries, seeing thou could reveal this mystery.

Daniel 4:18-19

I, King Nebuchadnezzar, saw this dream. Now thou, O Belteshazzar, shall declare its interpretation, forasmuch as all the wise men of my kingdom could never show me its interpretation; but thou art able, for the spirit of the holy God in thee.

Matthew 17:2

and [he] was transfigured before them, and his face shined as the sun, and his raiment was as white as the light.

Acts 4:13

Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled, and they took knowledge of them that they had been with Jesus.

Acts 4:29

And now, Lord, behold their threatenings and grant unto thy slaves that with all boldness they may speak thy word,

1 Corinthians 2:13-16

Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teaches, but with doctrine of the Holy Spirit, jointly fitting spiritual things by spiritual means.

Ephesians 6:19

and for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth with confidence, to make known the mystery of the gospel,

2 Timothy 4:17

But the Lord stood with me and strengthened me, that by me the preaching might be fully known and that all the Gentiles might hear, and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion.

2 Peter 1:20

understanding this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.

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