Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

A wise man will hear and increase in learning, And a man of understanding will acquire wise counsel,

King James Version

A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:

Holman Bible

a wise man will listen and increase his learning, and a discerning man will obtain guidance-

International Standard Version

Let the wise listen and increase their learning; let the person of understanding receive guidance

A Conservative Version

that the wise man may hear, and increase in learning, and that the man of understanding may attain to sound counsels,

American Standard Version

That the wise man may hear, and increase in learning; And that the man of understanding may attain unto sound counsels:

Amplified

The wise also will hear and increase in learning, and the person of understanding will acquire skill and attain to sound counsel [so that he may be able to steer his course rightly] -- "

Bible in Basic English

(The wise man, hearing, will get greater learning, and the acts of the man of good sense will be wisely guided:)

Darby Translation

He that is wise will hear, and will increase learning; and the intelligent will gain wise counsels:

Jubilee 2000 Bible

If the wise will hear them, doctrine shall increase, and the man of understanding shall acquire wise counsel:

Julia Smith Translation

The wise one will hear and he will add learning: and he understanding, shall obtain guidance:

King James 2000

A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:

Lexham Expanded Bible

may the wise hear and increase learning, and the one who understands gain direction,

Modern King James verseion

the wise hears and increases learning; and understanding ones get wisdom;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

By hearing, the wise man shall come by more wisdom:

NET Bible

(Let the wise also hear and gain instruction, and let the discerning acquire guidance!)

New Heart English Bible

that the wise man may hear, and increase in learning; that the man of understanding may attain to sound counsel:

New simplified Bible

A wise man will hear and will increase learning. A man of understanding will procure wise counsel.

The Emphasized Bible

A wise man, will hear, and will increase learning, and a, discreet man, wise counsels, will acquire,

Webster

A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain to wise counsels:

World English Bible

that the wise man may hear, and increase in learning; that the man of understanding may attain to sound counsel:

Youngs Literal Translation

(The wise doth hear and increaseth learning, And the intelligent doth obtain counsels.)

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
A wise
חכם 
Chakam 
Usage: 137

man will hear
שׁמע 
Shama` 
Usage: 1158

and will increase
יסף 
Yacaph 
Usage: 208

לקח 
Leqach 
Usage: 9

and a man of understanding
בּין 
Biyn 
Usage: 169

קנה 
Qanah 
Usage: 84

References

Hastings

Context Readings

Prologue

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, 6 To understand a proverb and a figure, The words of the wise and their riddles.


Cross References

Proverbs 9:9

Give instruction to a wise man and he will be still wiser, Teach a righteous man and he will increase his learning.

1 Samuel 25:32-33

Then David said to Abigail, "Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, who sent you this day to meet me,

2 Chronicles 25:16

As he was talking with him, the king said to him, "Have we appointed you a royal counselor? Stop! Why should you be struck down?" Then the prophet stopped and said, "I know that God has planned to destroy you, because you have done this and have not listened to my counsel."

Job 34:10

"Therefore, listen to me, you men of understanding. Far be it from God to do wickedness, And from the Almighty to do wrong.

Job 34:16

"But if you have understanding, hear this; Listen to the sound of my words.

Job 34:34

"Men of understanding will say to me, And a wise man who hears me,

Psalm 119:98-100

Your commandments make me wiser than my enemies, For they are ever mine.

Proverbs 12:1

Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, But he who hates reproof is stupid.

1 Corinthians 10:15

I speak as to wise men; you judge what I say.



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