Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

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

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 and finds none [for his ears are closed to wisdom],
But knowledge is easy for one who understands [because he is willing to learn].

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.

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 A witness of faithfulnesses will not lie: and a witness of falsehood will breathe out lies. 6 He mocking sought wisdom, and none: and knowledge being easy to him understanding. 7 Go from before to the foolish man and thou knewest not the lips of knowledge.



Cross References

Proverbs 8:9

All of them straight to him understanding, and right to those finding knowledge.

Proverbs 17:24

Wisdom, is with the face of him understanding, and the eyes of the foolish one are in the ends of the earth.

Psalm 119:18

Uncover mine, eyes and I shall behold the wonders from thy laws.

Psalm 119:98-100

Above mine enemies thou wilt make me wise from thy commands, for It is forever to me.

Proverbs 18:2

The foolish one will not delight in understanding, but in, the disclosings of his heart

Proverbs 26:12

Sawest thou a man wise in his eyes? hope is for the foolish one more than for him.

Isaiah 8:20

To the law and to the testimony if they will not speak according to this word, because no morning is in them.

Jeremiah 8:9

The wise were ashamed, they were confounded, and they will be taken: behold, they rejected in the word of Jehovah; and what wisdom to them?

Matthew 6:22-23

The light of the body is the eye; if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be light.

Matthew 11:25-27

In that time Jesus having answered, said, I acknowledge to thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for thou hast hidden these things from the wise and intelligent, and revealed them to children.

Matthew 13:11-12

And having answered, he said to them, For to you it was given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of the heavens, but to them it was not given.

Romans 1:21-28

Wherefore having known God, not as God did they honour or return thanks; but were rendered vain in their conversations, and their heart without understanding was darkened.

Romans 9:31-32

And Israel following the law of justice, reached not the law of justice.

1 Corinthians 3:18-19

Let none completely deceive himself. If any think to be wise in this life, let him be foolish, that he may he wise.

1 Corinthians 8:2

And if any one thinks to know anything, as yet he has known nothing as he ought to know.

James 1:5

If any of you is forsaken of wisdom, let him ask of God, giving to all plainly, blaming not; and it shall be given him.

2 Peter 3:3-5

Knowing this first, that in the last of the days shall mockers come for deceiving, going according to their own eager desires,

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