Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

He who gets wisdom loves his own soul;
He who keeps understanding will find good.

King James Version

He that getteth wisdom loveth his own soul: he that keepeth understanding shall find good.

Holman Bible

The one who acquires good sense loves himself;
one who safeguards understanding finds success.

International Standard Version

Whoever obtains wisdom loves himself, and whoever treasures understanding will prosper.

A Conservative Version

He who gets wisdom loves his own soul. He who keeps understanding shall find good.

American Standard Version

He that getteth wisdom loveth his own soul: He that keepeth understanding shall find good.

Amplified


He who gains wisdom and good sense loves (preserves) his own soul;
He who keeps understanding will find good and prosper.

Bible in Basic English

He who gets wisdom has love for his soul: he who keeps good sense will get what is truly good.

Darby Translation

He that getteth sense loveth his own soul; he that keepeth understanding shall find good.

Julia Smith Translation

He obtaining a heart loved his soul: he watched understanding to find good.

King James 2000

He that gets wisdom loves his own soul: he that keeps understanding shall find good.

Lexham Expanded Bible

He who acquires wisdom loves himself; he who guards understanding [loves] to find good.

Modern King James verseion

He who gets wisdom loves his own soul; he who keeps understanding shall find good.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

He that is wise loveth his own soul; and whoso hath understanding, shall prosper.

NET Bible

The one who acquires wisdom loves himself; the one who preserves understanding will prosper.

New Heart English Bible

He who gets wisdom loves his own soul. He who keeps understanding shall find good.

The Emphasized Bible

He that acquireth sense, loveth his own soul, he that guardeth understanding, shall find blessing.

Webster

He that getteth wisdom loveth his own soul: he that keepeth understanding shall find good.

World English Bible

He who gets wisdom loves his own soul. He who keeps understanding shall find good.

Youngs Literal Translation

Whoso is getting heart is loving his soul, He is keeping understanding to find good.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
קנה 
Qanah 
Usage: 84

אהב אהב 
'ahab 
Usage: 212

נפשׁ 
Nephesh 
Usage: 753

שׁמר 
Shamar 
Usage: 468

תּובנה תּבוּנה תּבוּןo 
Tabuwn 
Usage: 42

מצא 
Matsa' 
Usage: 455

References

Context Readings

How To Avoid Fools And Foolishness

7 All the brothers of a poor man hate him;
How much more do his friends abandon him!
He pursues them with words, but they are gone.
8 He who gets wisdom loves his own soul;
He who keeps understanding will find good.
9 A false witness will not go unpunished,
And he who tells lies will perish.



Cross References

Proverbs 16:20

He who gives attention to the word will find good,
And blessed is he who trusts in the Lord.

Psalm 19:11

Moreover, by them Your servant is warned;
In keeping them there is great reward.

Proverbs 2:1-9

My son, if you will receive my words
And treasure my commandments within you,

Proverbs 3:18

She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her,
And happy are all who hold her fast.

Proverbs 3:21

My son, let them not vanish from your sight;
Keep sound wisdom and discretion,

Proverbs 4:4

Then he taught me and said to me,
“Let your heart hold fast my words;
Keep my commandments and live;

Proverbs 4:6

“Do not forsake her, and she will guard you;
Love her, and she will watch over you.

Proverbs 4:21

Do not let them depart from your sight;
Keep them in the midst of your heart.

Proverbs 8:35-36

“For he who finds me finds life
And obtains favor from the Lord.

Proverbs 17:16

Why is there a price in the hand of a fool to buy wisdom,
When he has no sense?

Proverbs 22:18

For it will be pleasant if you keep them within you,
That they may be ready on your lips.

Ezekiel 36:26

Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.

John 12:25

He who loves his life loses it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it to life eternal.

John 14:21

He who has My commandments and keeps them is the one who loves Me; and he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will disclose Myself to him.”

1 Peter 3:10

For,
The one who desires life, to love and see good days,
Must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit.

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