Parallel Verses

King James 2000

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

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 loves his own life; he who keeps understanding shall prosper and find good.

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

He that gets wisdom loves his own soul; he keeps intelligence that he might find that which is good.

Julia Smith Translation

He obtaining a heart loved his soul: he watched understanding to 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 brethren of the poor do hate him: how much more do his friends go far from him? he pursues them with words, yet they are nothing to him. 8 He that gets wisdom loves his own soul: he that keeps understanding shall find good. 9 A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaks lies shall perish.



Cross References

Proverbs 16:20

He that handles a matter wisely shall find good: and whosoever trusts in the LORD, happy is he.

Psalm 19:11

Moreover by them is your servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.

Proverbs 2:1-9

My son, if you will receive my words, and lay up my commandments with you;

Proverbs 3:18

She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is everyone that retains her.

Proverbs 3:21

My son, let not them depart from your eyes: keep sound wisdom and discretion:

Proverbs 4:4

He taught me also, and said unto me, Let your heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live.

Proverbs 4:6

Forsake her not, and she shall preserve you: love her, and she shall keep you.

Proverbs 4:21

Let them not depart from your eyes; keep them in the midst of your heart.

Proverbs 8:35-36

For whosoever finds me finds life, and shall obtain favor of the LORD.

Proverbs 17:16

Why is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he has no heart for it?

Proverbs 22:18

For it is a pleasant thing if you keep them within you; they shall all be fitted on your lips.

Ezekiel 36:26

A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you a heart of flesh.

John 12:25

He that loves his life shall lose it; and he that hates his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.

John 14:21

He that has my commandments, and keeps them, he it is that loves me: and he that loves me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.

1 Peter 3:10

For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile:

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