Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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

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Hastings

Context Readings

Wisdom Is Valuable

1 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. 2 Keep the king's commandment, I warn thee, and the oath that thou hast made unto God.


Cross References

Deuteronomy 28:50

a hard-favoured nation which shall not regard the person of the old nor have compassion on the young.

Exodus 34:29-30

And Moses came down from mount Sinai, and the two tables of witness in his hand, and yet he wist not that the skin of his face shone with beams of his communing with him.

Proverbs 4:8-9

Make much of her and she shall promote thee: Yea, if thou embracest her, she shall bring thee unto honour.

Acts 6:15

And all that sat in the council looked steadfastly on him, and saw his face as it had been the face of an angel.

Genesis 40:8

They answered him, "We have dreamed a dream, and have no man to declare it." And Joseph said unto them, "Interpreting belongeth to God, but tell me yet."

Genesis 41:15-16

And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, "I have dreamed a dream and no man can interpret it, but I have heard say of thee that as soon as thou hearest a dream, thou dost interpret it."

Genesis 41:38-39

Then said Pharaoh unto his servants, "Where shall we find such a man as this is, that hath the spirit of God in him?"

Job 33:23

Now if there be a messenger, one among a thousand sent for to speak unto man, and to show him the right way;

Proverbs 1:6

and he that is endued with understanding shall obtain wit to perceive a parable, and the interpretation thereof; the words of the wise, and the dark speeches of the same.

Proverbs 17:24

Wisdom shineth in the face of him that hath understanding; but the eyes of fools wander throughout all lands.

Proverbs 24:5

A wise man is strong; yea, a man of understanding is better than he that is mighty of strength.

Ecclesiastes 2:13-14

And I saw that wisdom excelleth foolishness, as far as light doth darkness.

Daniel 2:28-30

Only God in heaven can open secrets; and he it is, that showeth the king Nebuchadnezzar what is for to come in the latter days. Thy dream, and that which thou hast seen in thine head upon thy bed, is this:

Daniel 2:47

The king answered Daniel, and said, "Yea, of a truth your God is a God above all gods, and LORD above all kings, and an opener of secrets: seeing thou canst discover this mystery."

Daniel 4:18-19

This is the dream, that I, king Nebuchadnezzar, have seen. Therefore O Balteshazzar, tell thou me what it signifieth: forsomuch as all the wise men of my kingdom are not able to show me, what it meaneth. But thou canst do it, for the spirit of the holy gods is in thee."

Matthew 17:2

and was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his clothes were as white as the light.

Acts 4:13

When they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and understood that they were unlearned men and lay people, they marveled: and they knew them, that they were with Jesus.

Acts 4:29

And now Lord behold their threatenings, and grant unto thy servants with all confidence to speak thy word.

1 Corinthians 2:13-16

which things also we speak - not in the cunning words of man's wisdom, but with the cunning words of the holy ghost, making spiritual comparisons of spiritual things.

Ephesians 6:19

and for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to utter the secrets of the gospel,

2 Timothy 4:17

notwithstanding the Lord assisted me, and strengthed me, that by me the preaching should be fulfilled to the utmost and that all the gentiles should hear. And I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion.

2 Peter 1:20

So that ye first know this: That no prophecy in the scripture hath any private interpretation.

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