Parallel Verses

World English Bible

He who gets wisdom loves his own soul. He who 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 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.

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 relatives of the poor shun him: how much more do his friends avoid him! He pursues them with pleas, but they are gone. 8 He who gets wisdom loves his own soul. He who keeps understanding shall find good. 9 A false witness shall not be unpunished. He who utters lies shall perish.



Cross References

Proverbs 16:20

He who heeds the Word finds prosperity. Whoever trusts in Yahweh is blessed.

Psalm 19:11

Moreover by them is your servant warned. In keeping them there is great reward.

Proverbs 2:1-9

My son, if you will receive my words, and store up my commandments within you;

Proverbs 3:18

She is a tree of life to those who lay hold of her. Happy is everyone who retains her.

Proverbs 3:21

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

Proverbs 4:4

He taught me, and said to me: "Let your heart retain my words. Keep my commandments, and live.

Proverbs 4:6

Don't forsake her, and she will preserve you. Love her, and she will 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 whoever finds me, finds life, and will obtain favor from Yahweh.

Proverbs 17:16

Why is there money in the hand of a fool to buy wisdom, since he has no understanding?

Proverbs 22:18

For it is a pleasant thing if you keep them within you, if all of them are ready on your lips.

Ezekiel 36:26

I will also give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit 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 who loves his life will lose it. He who hates his life in this world will keep it to eternal life.

John 14:21

One who has my commandments, and keeps them, that person is one who loves me. One who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him, and will reveal myself to him."

1 Peter 3:10

For, "He who would love life, and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil, and his lips from speaking deceit.

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