Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

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.

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.

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

Images Proverbs 18:15

Prayers for Proverbs 18:15

Context Readings

How To Avoid Fools And Foolishness

14 A man's spirit can sustain him during his illness, but who can bear a crushed spirit? 15 The mind of a discerning person gains knowledge, while the ears of wise people seek out knowledge. 16 A person's gift opens doors for him, bringing him access to important people.



Cross References

Proverbs 15:14

A discerning mind seeks knowledge, but the mouth of fools feeds on stupidity.

1 Kings 3:9

So give your servant an understanding mind to govern your people, so I can discern between good and evil. Otherwise, how will I be able to govern this great people of yours?"

Psalm 119:97-104

How I love your instruction! Every day it is my meditation.

Proverbs 1:5

Let the wise listen and increase their learning; let the person of understanding receive guidance

Proverbs 4:5

Get wisdom! Get understanding! Do not forget or turn aside from the words of my mouth!

Proverbs 4:7

Wisdom is of utmost importance, therefore get wisdom, and with all your effort work to acquire understanding.

Proverbs 9:9

Counsel a wise man, and he will be wiser still; teach a righteous man, and he will add to his learning.

Proverbs 10:14

Those who are wise store up knowledge, but when the fool speaks, destruction is near.

Proverbs 23:23

Purchase truth, but don't sell it; store up wisdom, instruction, and understanding.

Luke 8:8-10

But others fell on good soil, and when they came up, they produced 100 times as much as was planted." As he said this, he called out, "Let the person who has ears to hear, listen!"

Luke 10:39

She had a sister named Mary, who sat down at the Lord's feet and kept listening to what he was saying.

2 Timothy 3:15-17

From infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures that are able to give you the wisdom you need for salvation through faith in the Messiah Jesus.

James 1:5

Now if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives to everyone generously without a rebuke, and it will be given to him.

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