Parallel Verses

Lexham Expanded Bible

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

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.

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 faithful witness does not lie, but he who breathes out falsehood is a witness of deceit. 6 A scoffer seeks wisdom, but there is none, but knowledge {comes easily to him who understands}. 7 Leave {the presence of a foolish man}, [for] you will not [come to] know {words of knowledge}.



Cross References

Proverbs 8:9

All of them are straight to him who understands, and upright to those who find knowledge.

Proverbs 17:24

He who understands sets [his] face [toward] wisdom, but the eyes of a fool, to the end of the earth.

Psalm 119:18

Uncover my eyes, that I may look at wonderful things from your law.

Psalm 119:98-100

Your commands make me wiser than my enemies, because they [are] ever with me.

Proverbs 18:2

A fool will not take pleasure in understanding, but in expressing his heart.

Proverbs 26:12

[Do] you see a man wise in his own eyes? [There is more] hope for a fool than for him.

Isaiah 8:20

for teaching and for testimony?" {surely they [who] speak like this have no dawn}.

Jeremiah 8:9

[The] wise will be put to shame, they will be dismayed, and they will get taken. Look, they have rejected the word of Yahweh, and what [is] wisdom to them?

Matthew 6:22-23

"The eye is the lamp of the body. Therefore if your eye is sincere, your whole body will be full of light.

Matthew 11:25-27

At that time Jesus answered [and] said, "I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these [things] from the wise and intelligent, and have revealed them to young children.

Matthew 13:11-12

And he answered [and] said to them, "To you it has been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to those [people] it has not been granted.

Romans 1:21-28

For [although they] knew God, they did not honor [him] as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their reasoning, and their senseless hearts were darkened.

Romans 9:31-32

But Israel, pursuing the law of righteousness, did not attain to the law.

1 Corinthians 3:18-19

Let no one deceive himself. If anyone thinks [himself] to be wise among you in this age, let him become a fool, in order that he may become wise.

1 Corinthians 8:2

If anyone thinks he knows anything, he has not yet known as it is necessary to know.

James 1:5

Now if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask for [it] from God, who gives to all without reservation and not reproaching, and it will be given to him.

2 Peter 3:3-5

above all knowing this, that in the last days scoffers will come with scoffing, following according to their own desires

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