Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

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—

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:

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

and will increase
יסף 
Yacaph 
Usage: 208

לקח 
Leqach 
Usage: 9

and a man of understanding
בּין 
Biyn 
Usage: 169

References

Hastings

Context Readings

Prologue

4 for giving prudence to the naive, and knowledge and discretion to the young. 5 Let the wise listen and increase their learning; let the person of understanding receive guidance 6 in understanding proverbs, clever sayings, words of the wise, and their riddles.


Cross References

Proverbs 9:9

Counsel a wise man, and he will be wiser still; teach a righteous man, and he will add to his learning.

1 Samuel 25:32-33

David told Abigail, "Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, who sent you to meet me today.

2 Chronicles 25:16

But even while the prophet was speaking, the king asked him, "Did we appoint you to be a royal counselor? Stop! Why should you be struck down?" So the prophet stopped speaking, but he also said, "I know God has determined to destroy you, because you've done all this and ignored my counsel."

Job 34:10

"Therefore you men of understanding, listen to me! Far be it for God to practice wickedness, or the Almighty to do what is wrong,

Job 34:16

If you have understanding, listen to this! Pay attention to what I have to say:

Job 34:34

"Men of understanding, speak to me! Are any of you men wise? Then listen to me!

Psalm 119:98-100

Your commands make me wiser than my adversaries, since they are always with me.

Proverbs 12:1

The person who loves correction loves knowledge, but anyone who hates a rebuke is stupid.

1 Corinthians 10:15

I am talking to sensible people. Apply what I am saying to yourselves.

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