Parallel Verses

Youngs Literal Translation

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

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.

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 (The wise doth hear and increaseth learning, And the intelligent doth obtain counsels.) 6 For understanding a proverb and its sweetness, Words of the wise and their acute sayings. 7 Fear of Jehovah is a beginning of knowledge, Wisdom and instruction fools have despised!


Cross References

Psalm 78:2

I open with a simile my mouth, I bring forth hidden things of old,

Psalm 49:4

I incline to a simile mine ear, I open with a harp my riddle:

Mark 4:11

and he said to them, 'To you it hath been given to know the secret of the reign of God, but to those who are without, in similes are all the things done;

Numbers 12:8

mouth unto mouth I speak with him, and by an appearance, and not in riddles; and the form of Jehovah he beholdeth attentively; and wherefore have ye not been afraid to speak against My servant -- against Moses?'

Ecclesiastes 12:11

Words of the wise are as goads, and as fences planted by the masters of collections, they have been given by one shepherd.

Matthew 13:10-17

And the disciples having come near, said to him, 'Wherefore in similes dost thou speak to them?'

Matthew 13:34-35

All these things spake Jesus in similes to the multitudes, and without a simile he was not speaking to them,

Matthew 13:51-52

Jesus saith to them, 'Did ye understand all these?' They say to him, 'Yes, sir.'

Mark 4:34

and without a simile he was not speaking to them, and by themselves, to his disciples he was expounding all.

Acts 8:30-31

and Philip having run near, heard him reading the prophet Isaiah, and said, 'Dost thou then know what thou dost read?'

Hebrews 5:14

and of perfect men is the strong food, who because of the use are having the senses exercised, unto the discernment both of good and of evil.

2 Peter 3:16

as also in all the epistles, speaking in them concerning these things, among which things are certain hard to be understood, which the untaught and unstable do wrest, as also the other Writings, unto their own destruction.

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