Parallel Verses

King James Version

To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; 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.

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.

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

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 man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels: 6 To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings. 7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but 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 mine ear to a parable: I will open my dark saying upon the harp.

Mark 4:11

And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables:

Numbers 12:8

With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently, and not in dark speeches; and the similitude of the LORD shall he behold: wherefore then were ye not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?

Ecclesiastes 12:11

The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails fastened by the masters of assemblies, which are given from one shepherd.

Matthew 13:10-17

And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?

Matthew 13:34-35

All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them:

Matthew 13:51-52

Jesus saith unto them, Have ye understood all these things? They say unto him, Yea, Lord.

Mark 4:34

But without a parable spake he not unto them: and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples.

Acts 8:30-31

And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest?

Hebrews 5:14

But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

2 Peter 3:16

As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.

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