Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

The mind of the prudent acquires knowledge, And the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.

King James Version

The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.

Holman Bible

The mind of the discerning acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks it.

International Standard Version

The mind of a discerning person gains knowledge, while the ears of wise people seek out knowledge.

A Conservative Version

The heart of a prudent man gets knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.

American Standard Version

The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; And the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.

Amplified

The mind of the prudent is ever getting knowledge, and the ear of the wise is ever seeking (inquiring for and craving) knowledge.

Bible in Basic English

The heart of the man of good sense gets knowledge; the ear of the wise is searching for knowledge.

Darby Translation

The heart of an intelligent man getteth knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The heart of the man of understanding acquires wisdom, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.

Julia Smith Translation

The heart of him understanding will obtain knowledge and the ear of the wise will seek knowledge.

King James 2000

The heart of the prudent gets knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.

Lexham Expanded Bible

An intelligent {mind} will acquire knowledge, and the ear of the wise will seek knowledge.

Modern King James verseion

The heart of the prudent gets knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A wise heart laboureth for knowledge; and a prudent ear seeketh understanding.

NET Bible

The discerning person acquires knowledge, and the wise person seeks knowledge.

New Heart English Bible

The heart of the discerning gets knowledge. The ear of the wise seeks knowledge.

New simplified Bible

The mind of the prudent acquires knowledge. The ear of the wise one searches for knowledge.

The Emphasized Bible

the heart of the intelligent, acquireth knowledge, yea, the ear of the wise, seeketh knowledge.

Webster

The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.

World English Bible

The heart of the discerning gets knowledge. The ear of the wise seeks knowledge.

Youngs Literal Translation

The heart of the intelligent getteth knowledge, And the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
of the prudent
בּין 
Biyn 
Usage: 169

קנה 
Qanah 
Usage: 84

דּעת 
Da`ath 
Usage: 91

and the ear
אזן 
'ozen 
Usage: 187

of the wise
חכם 
Chakam 
Usage: 137

בּקשׁ 
Baqash 
Usage: 225

Context Readings

How To Avoid Fools And Foolishness

14 The spirit of a man can endure his sickness, But as for a broken spirit who can bear it? 15 The mind of the prudent acquires knowledge, And the ear of the wise seeks knowledge. 16 A man's gift makes room for him And brings him before great men.



Cross References

Proverbs 15:14

The mind of the intelligent seeks knowledge, But the mouth of fools feeds on folly.

1 Kings 3:9

"So give Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people to discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Yours?"

Psalm 119:97-104

O how I love Your law! It is my meditation all the day.

Proverbs 1:5

A wise man will hear and increase in learning, And a man of understanding will acquire wise counsel,

Proverbs 4:5

Acquire wisdom! Acquire understanding! Do not forget nor turn away from the words of my mouth.

Proverbs 4:7

"The beginning of wisdom is: Acquire wisdom; And with all your acquiring, get understanding.

Proverbs 9:9

Give instruction to a wise man and he will be still wiser, Teach a righteous man and he will increase his learning.

Proverbs 10:14

Wise men store up knowledge, But with the mouth of the foolish, ruin is at hand.

Proverbs 23:23

Buy truth, and do not sell it, Get wisdom and instruction and understanding.

Luke 8:8-10

"Other seed fell into the good soil, and grew up, and produced a crop a hundred times as great." As He said these things, He would call out, "He who has ears to hear, let him hear."

Luke 10:39

She had a sister called Mary, who was seated at the Lord's feet, listening to His word.

2 Timothy 3:15-17

and that from childhood you have known the sacred writings which are able to give you the wisdom that leads to salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

James 1:5

But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.



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