Parallel Verses

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The scorner sought wisdom and found it not, but wisdom comes easy unto him that understands.

New American Standard Bible

A scoffer seeks wisdom and finds none, But knowledge is easy to one who has understanding.

King James Version

A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: but knowledge is easy unto him that understandeth.

Holman Bible

A mocker seeks wisdom and doesn’t find it,
but knowledge comes easily to the perceptive.

International Standard Version

A mocker seeks wisdom and finds none, but learning comes easily to someone who understands.

A Conservative Version

A scoffer seeks wisdom, and [finds it] not, but knowledge is easy to him who has understanding.

American Standard Version

A scoffer seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not; But knowledge is easy unto him that hath understanding.

Amplified

A scoffer seeks Wisdom in vain [for his very attitude blinds and deafens him to it], but knowledge is easy to him who [being teachable] understands.

Bible in Basic English

The hater of authority, searching for wisdom, does not get it; but knowledge comes readily to the open-minded man.

Darby Translation

A scorner seeketh wisdom, and there is none for him; but knowledge is easy unto the intelligent.

Julia Smith Translation

He mocking sought wisdom, and none: and knowledge being easy to him understanding.

King James 2000

A scoffer seeks wisdom, and finds it not: but knowledge is easy unto him that understands.

Lexham Expanded Bible

A scoffer seeks wisdom, but there is none, but knowledge {comes easily to him who understands}.

Modern King James verseion

A scorner seeks wisdom, and it is not found, but knowledge is easy to him who understands.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A scornful body seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not; but knowledge is easy to come by, unto him that will understand.

NET Bible

The scorner seeks wisdom but finds none, but understanding is easy for a discerning person.

New Heart English Bible

A scoffer seeks wisdom, and doesn't find it, but knowledge comes easily to a discerning person.

The Emphasized Bible

A scoffer seeketh wisdom, and there is none, but, knowledge, to the discerning, is easy.

Webster

A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: but knowledge is easy to him that understandeth.

World English Bible

A scoffer seeks wisdom, and doesn't find it, but knowledge comes easily to a discerning person.

Youngs Literal Translation

A scorner hath sought wisdom, and it is not, And knowledge to the intelligent is easy.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
חכמה 
Chokmah 
Usage: 149

and findeth it not but knowledge
דּעת 
Da`ath 
Usage: 91

is easy
קלל 
Qalal 
Usage: 82

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

5 The true witness will not lie, but the false witness will utter lies. 6 The scorner sought wisdom and found it not, but wisdom comes easy unto him that understands. 7 Go from the presence of the foolish man when thou dost not perceive in him the lips of knowledge.



Cross References

Proverbs 8:9

They are all plain to him that understands and right to those that have found wisdom.

Proverbs 17:24

Wisdom appears upon the countenance of him that has understanding, but the eyes of a fool manifest his folly unto the ends of the earth.

Psalm 119:18

Open my eyes, and I shall behold the wonders of thy law.

Psalm 119:98-100

Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies, for they are eternal unto me.

Proverbs 18:2

A fool has no delight in understanding, but in that which his own heart discovers.

Proverbs 26:12

Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.

Isaiah 8:20

To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.

Jeremiah 8:9

The wise men are ashamed, they are dismayed and taken: behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD; and what wisdom is in them?

Matthew 6:22-23

The lamp of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye is sincere, thy whole body shall be full of light.

Matthew 11:25-27

At that time Jesus answered and said, I praise thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and understanding and hast revealed them unto children.

Matthew 13:11-12

He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of the heavens, but to them it is not given.

Romans 1:21-28

because having known God, they did not glorify him as God, neither were thankful, but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

Romans 9:31-32

and Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, has not attained to the law of righteousness.

1 Corinthians 3:18-19

Let no one deceive himself. If any one among you seems to be wise in this age, let them become a fool that they may be wise.

1 Corinthians 8:2

And if anyone thinks that they know anything, they know nothing yet as they ought to know.

James 1:5

And if any of you lacks wisdom, let them ask of God (who gives abundantly to all, and without reproach), and it shall be given them.

2 Peter 3:3-5

knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts

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