Parallel Verses

Lexham Expanded Bible

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

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.

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 gain {insightful instruction}, righteousness and justice and equity, 4 to give shrewdness to the simple, knowledge and purpose to the young, 5 may the wise hear and increase learning, and the one who understands gain direction,


Cross References

Proverbs 8:5

Learn prudence, O simple ones; fools, learn {intelligence}.

Psalm 19:7

The law of Yahweh [is] perfect, reviving life. The testimony of Yahweh [is] firm, making wise [the] simple.

Psalm 34:11

Come, [you] children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of Yahweh.

Psalm 119:9

How can a young man keep his way pure? By taking heed according to your word.

Psalm 119:130

The unfolding of your words gives light, giving understanding to [the] simple.

Proverbs 1:22-23

"{How long}, O simple ones, will you love simplicity? And [how long] will scoffers delight in their scoffing, and fools hate knowledge?

Proverbs 2:10-11

for wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasing to your soul.

Proverbs 3:21

My child, may they not escape from your {sight}; may you keep sound wisdom and prudence.

Proverbs 7:7-24

And I saw among the simple, I observed among the youth, a young man lacking {sense},

Proverbs 8:12

I, wisdom, live with prudence, and I find knowledge and discretion.

Proverbs 8:17

I love {those who love me}, and those who seek me diligently shall find me.

Proverbs 8:32

"And now, children, listen to me; happy [are] those who will keep my ways.

Proverbs 9:4-6

"Whoever [is] simple, let him turn here." As for the one who lacks {sense}, she says to him,

Ecclesiastes 11:9-1

Rejoice, O young man, in your youth, and let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth! Follow the ways of your heart and the sight of your eyes-- but know that God will bring you into judgment for all these things.

Isaiah 35:8

And a highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called the way of holiness. [The] unclean shall not travel through it, but it [is] for them, he who walks [on the] way; and fools shall not wander about.

2 Timothy 2:22

But flee from youthful desires, and pursue righteousness, faith, love, [and] peace, in company with those who call upon the Lord from a pure heart.

Titus 2:6

Likewise, exhort the young men to be self-controlled,

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