Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.

Holman Bible

for understanding a proverb or a parable, the words of the wise, and their riddles.

International Standard Version

in understanding proverbs, clever sayings, words of the wise, and their riddles.

A Conservative Version

to understand a proverb, and a figure, the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.

American Standard Version

To understand a proverb, and a figure, The words of the wise, and their dark sayings.

Amplified

That people may understand a proverb and a figure of speech or an enigma with its interpretation, and the words of the wise and their dark sayings or riddles.

Bible in Basic English

To get the sense of wise sayings and secrets, and of the words of the wise and their dark sayings.

Darby Translation

to understand a proverb and an allegory, the words of the wise and their enigmas.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

To understand a parable and the interpretation; the words of the wise and their enigmas.

Julia Smith Translation

To understand a proverb, and an enigma: the words of the wise and their parables.

King James 2000

To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their riddles.

Lexham Expanded Bible

to understand a proverb and an expression, words of wisdom and their riddles.

Modern King James verseion

to understand a proverb and its meaning; the words of the wise, and their acute sayings.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

and he that is endued with understanding shall obtain wit to perceive a parable, and the interpretation thereof; the words of the wise, and the dark speeches of the same.

NET Bible

To discern the meaning of a proverb and a parable, the sayings of the wise and their riddles.

New Heart English Bible

to understand a proverb, and parables, the words and riddles of the wise.

The Emphasized Bible

By gaining discernment of proverb, and satire, the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.

Webster

To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.

World English Bible

to understand a proverb, and parables, the words and riddles of the wise.

Youngs Literal Translation

For understanding a proverb and its sweetness, Words of the wise and their acute sayings.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
משׁל 
Mashal 
Usage: 39

מליצה 
M@liytsah 
Usage: 2

the words
דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

of the wise
חכם 
Chakam 
Usage: 137

References

Context Readings

Prologue

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. 7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; Fools despise wisdom and instruction.


Cross References

Psalm 78:2

I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter dark sayings of old,

Psalm 49:4

I will incline my ear to a proverb; I will express my riddle on the harp.

Mark 4:11

And He was saying to them, "To you has been given the mystery of the kingdom of God, but those who are outside get everything in parables,

Numbers 12:8

With him I speak mouth to mouth, Even openly, and not in dark sayings, And he beholds the form of the LORD. Why then were you not afraid To speak against My servant, against Moses?"

Ecclesiastes 12:11

The words of wise men are like goads, and masters of these collections are like well-driven nails; they are given by one Shepherd.

Matthew 13:10-17

And the disciples came and said to Him, "Why do You speak to them in parables?"

Matthew 13:34-35

All these things Jesus spoke to the crowds in parables, and He did not speak to them without a parable.

Matthew 13:51-52

"Have you understood all these things?" They said to Him, "Yes."

Mark 4:34

and He did not speak to them without a parable; but He was explaining everything privately to His own disciples.

Acts 8:30-31

Philip ran up and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet, and said, "Do you understand what you are reading?"

Hebrews 5:14

But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil.

2 Peter 3:16

as also in all his letters, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which the untaught and unstable distort, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures, to their own destruction.



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