Parallel Verses

The Emphasized Bible

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

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 (good judgment, astute common sense) may be given to the naive or inexperienced [who are easily misled],
And knowledge and discretion (intelligent 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.

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:

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 For receiving the correction of prudence, righteousness and justice, and equity; 4 For giving To the simple shrewdness, To the young man, knowledge and discretion. 5 A wise man, will hear, and will increase learning, and a, discreet man, wise counsels, will acquire,


Cross References

Proverbs 8:5

Understand, ye simple ones, shrewdness, and, ye dullards understand sense;

Psalm 19:7

The, law of Yahweh, is complete, Bringing back the soul, The, testimony of Yahweh, is confirmed, Making wise the simple;

Psalm 34:11

Come, ye children! hearken unto me, The reverence of Yahweh, will I teach you.

Psalm 119:9

[BETH] Wherewithal can a young man keep pure his way? By taking heed, according to thy word.

Psalm 119:130

The opening of thy words, sheddeth light, Giving understanding to the simple.

Proverbs 1:22-23

How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and, scoffers, in scoffing, delight them? and, dullards, hate knowledge?

Proverbs 2:10-11

When wisdom entereth thy heart, and, knowledge, to thy soul, is sweet,

Proverbs 3:21

My son, let them not depart from thine eyes, guard thou counsel, and purpose:

Proverbs 7:7-24

And saw among the simple ones, discerned among the youths, A young man lacking sense;

Proverbs 8:12

I, wisdom, inhabit shrewdness, - and, the knowledge of sagacious things, I gain.

Proverbs 8:17

I love, them who love me, and, they who diligently seek me, find me:

Proverbs 8:32

Now, therefore, ye sons, hearken to me, for how happy are they who, to my ways, pay regard!

Proverbs 9:4-6

Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither, as for him that lacketh sense, she saith to him -

Ecclesiastes 11:9-1

Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth, and let thy heart gladden thee in the days of thine early manhood, and walk thou - in the ways of thine own heart, and in that which is seen by thine own eyes, - yet know, that, for all these things, will God bring thee into judgment.

Isaiah 35:8

And there shall be there, a raised way - even a high road, And the Highroad of Holiness, shall it be called, There shall not pass over it one who is unclean; But He Himself, shall be one of them travelling the road, And the perverse, shall not stray thereinto .

2 Timothy 2:22

But, from the youthful covetings, flee! and pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace, along with them who call upon the Lord out of a pure heart.

Titus 2:6

The younger men, in the same way, exhort thou to be sober-minded:

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