Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

To give prudence to the naive, To the youth knowledge and discretion,

King James Version

To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion.

Holman Bible

for teaching shrewdness to the inexperienced,
knowledge and discretion to a young man—

International Standard Version

for giving prudence to the naive, and knowledge and discretion to the young.

A Conservative Version

to give prudence to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion,

American Standard Version

To give prudence to the simple, To the young man knowledge and discretion:

Amplified

That prudence may be given to the simple, and knowledge, discretion, and discernment to the youth -- "

Bible in Basic English

To make the simple-minded sharp, and to give the young man knowledge, and serious purpose:

Darby Translation

to give prudence to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

to give prudence to the simple, and to the young men knowledge and council.

Julia Smith Translation

To give craftiness to the simple, and to the youth, knowledge and meditation.

King James 2000

To give prudence to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion.

Lexham Expanded Bible

to give shrewdness to the simple, knowledge and purpose to the young,

Modern King James verseion

to give sense to the simple, knowledge and judgment to the young man;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

That the very babes might have wit, and that young men might have knowledge and understanding.

NET Bible

To impart shrewdness to the morally naive, and a discerning plan to the young person.

New Heart English Bible

to give prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the young man:

The Emphasized Bible

For giving To the simple shrewdness, To the young man, knowledge and discretion.

Webster

To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion.

World English Bible

to give prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the young man:

Youngs Literal Translation

For giving to simple ones -- prudence, To a youth -- knowledge and discretion.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
To give
נתן 
Nathan 
Usage: 2011

ערמה 
`ormah 
Usage: 5

to the simple
פּתאי פּתי פּתי 
P@thiy 
Usage: 19

to the young man
נער 
Na`ar 
Usage: 239

דּעת 
Da`ath 
Usage: 91

References

Context Readings

Prologue

3 To receive instruction in wise behavior, Righteousness, justice and equity; 4 To give prudence to the naive, To the youth knowledge and discretion, 5 A wise man will hear and increase in learning, And a man of understanding will acquire wise counsel,


Cross References

Proverbs 8:5

"O naive ones, understand prudence; And, O fools, understand wisdom.

Psalm 19:7

The law of the LORD is perfect, restoring the soul; The testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.

Psalm 34:11

Come, you children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD.

Psalm 119:9

How can a young man keep his way pure? By keeping it according to Your word.

Psalm 119:130

The unfolding of Your words gives light; It gives understanding to the simple.

Proverbs 1:22-23

"How long, O naive ones, will you love being simple-minded? And scoffers delight themselves in scoffing And fools hate knowledge?

Proverbs 2:10-11

For wisdom will enter your heart And knowledge will be pleasant to your soul;

Proverbs 3:21

My son, let them not vanish from your sight; Keep sound wisdom and discretion,

Proverbs 7:7-24

And I saw among the naive, And discerned among the youths A young man lacking sense,

Proverbs 8:12

"I, wisdom, dwell with prudence, And I find knowledge and discretion.

Proverbs 8:17

"I love those who love me; And those who diligently seek me will find me.

Proverbs 8:32

"Now therefore, O sons, listen to me, For blessed are they who keep my ways.

Proverbs 9:4-6

"Whoever is naive, let him turn in here!" To him who lacks understanding she says,

Ecclesiastes 11:9-1

Rejoice, young man, during your childhood, and let your heart be pleasant during the days of young manhood. And follow the impulses of your heart and the desires of your eyes Yet know that God will bring you to judgment for all these things.

Isaiah 35:8

A highway will be there, a roadway, And it will be called the Highway of Holiness The unclean will not travel on it, But it will be for him who walks that way, And fools will not wander on it.

2 Timothy 2:22

Now flee from youthful lusts and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.

Titus 2:6

Likewise urge the young men to be sensible;

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