Parallel Verses

The Emphasized Bible

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

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


To understand a proverb and a figure [of speech] or an enigma with its interpretation,
And the words of the wise and their riddles [that require reflection].

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.

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.

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

and the interpretation
מליצה 
M@liytsah 
Usage: 2

the words
דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

of the wise
חכם 
Chakam 
Usage: 137

References

Hastings

Smith

Context Readings

Prologue

5 A wise man, will hear, and will increase learning, and a, discreet man, wise counsels, will acquire, 6 By gaining discernment of proverb, and satire, the words of the wise, and their dark sayings. 7 The reverence of Yahweh, is the beginning of knowledge, Wisdom and correction, the foolish have despised.


Cross References

Psalm 78:2

I will open, in a parable, my mouth, I will pour forth enigmas out of antiquity; -

Psalm 49:4

I will bend, to a by-word, mine ear, I will open, on the lyre, mine enigma.

Mark 4:11

and he was saying unto them - To you, the sacred secret hath been given of the kingdom of God, whereas, to them who are outside, in parables are all things coming to pass, - that

Numbers 12:8

Mouth to mouth, do I speak with him And plainly - not in dark sayings, And the form of Yahweh, doth he discern, - Wherefore then, were ye not afraid to speak against my servant - against Moses?

Ecclesiastes 12:11

The words of the wise, are as goads, yea, as driven nails, their well-ordered sayings, - given from one shepherd.

Matthew 13:10-17

And the disciples, coming near, said to him, Wherefore, in parables, art thou speaking to them?

Matthew 13:34-35

All these things, spake Jesus in parables, unto the multitudes, and, without a parable, was he speaking, nothing, unto them:

Matthew 13:51-52

Have ye understood all these things? They say unto him, Yea!

Mark 4:34

but, without a parable, was he not speaking unto them, - privately, however, unto his own disciples, was he explaining all things.

Acts 8:30-31

And, running near, Philip heard him reading Isaiah the prophet, and said - Dost thou, then, understand what thou art reading?

Hebrews 5:14

But, to such as are mature, pertaineth, the strong food, to them who, by reason of habit, have their organs of perception well trained for discriminating both good and evil.

2 Peter 3:16

As also, in all letters, speaking in them concerning these things, - in which letters are some things, hard to be understood, which, the uninstructed and unstable, wrest, - as also the other scriptures, - unto their own destruction.

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