Parallel Verses

Amplified

If you seek [Wisdom] as for silver and search for skillful and godly Wisdom as for hidden treasures,

New American Standard Bible

If you seek her as silver And search for her as for hidden treasures;

King James Version

If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures;

Holman Bible

if you seek it like silver
and search for it like hidden treasure,

International Standard Version

if you seek it like silver and search for it like hidden treasure,

A Conservative Version

if thou seek her as silver, and search for her as for hidden treasures,

American Standard Version

If thou seek her as silver, And search for her as for hid treasures:

Bible in Basic English

If you are looking for her as for silver, and searching for her as for stored-up wealth;

Darby Translation

if thou seekest her as silver and searchest for her as for hidden treasures:

Jubilee 2000 Bible

if thou seekest her as silver and searchest for her as for hid treasures,

Julia Smith Translation

If thou wilt seek her as silver, and dig for her as hidden treasure;

King James 2000

If you seek her as silver, and search for her as for hid treasures;

Lexham Expanded Bible

if you seek her like silver and search her out {like treasure},

Modern King James verseion

if you seek her as silver, and search for her as for hidden treasures,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

If thou seekest after her as after money, and diggest for her as for treasures;

NET Bible

if you seek it like silver, and search for it like hidden treasure,

New Heart English Bible

If you seek her as silver, and search for her as for hidden treasures:

The Emphasized Bible

If thou seek her as silver, and, like hid treasure, thou search for her,

Webster

If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures;

World English Bible

If you seek her as silver, and search for her as for hidden treasures:

Youngs Literal Translation

If thou dost seek her as silver, And as hid treasures searchest for her,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
If thou seekest
בּקשׁ 
Baqash 
Usage: 225

her as silver
כּסף 
Keceph 
Usage: 403

and searchest
חפשׂ 
Chaphas 
Usage: 23

References

Context Readings

The Benefits Of Wisdom

3 Yes, if you cry out for insight and raise your voice for understanding, 4 If you seek [Wisdom] as for silver and search for skillful and godly Wisdom as for hidden treasures, 5 Then you will understand the reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of [our omniscient] God.


Cross References

Matthew 13:44

The kingdom of heaven is like something precious buried in a field, which a man found and hid again; then in his joy he goes and sells all he has and buys that field.

Job 3:21

Who long and wait for death, but it comes not, and dig for it more than for hidden treasures,

Job 28:12-20

But where shall Wisdom be found? And where is the place of understanding?

Psalm 19:10

More to be desired are they than gold, even than much fine gold; they are sweeter also than honey and drippings from the honeycomb.

Psalm 119:14

I have rejoiced in the way of Your testimonies as much as in all riches.

Psalm 119:72

The law from Your mouth is better to me than thousands of gold and silver pieces.

Psalm 119:127

Therefore I love Your commandments more than [resplendent] gold, yes, more than [perfectly] refined gold.

Proverbs 3:14-15

For the gaining of it is better than the gaining of silver, and the profit of it better than fine gold.

Proverbs 8:18-19

Riches and honor are with me, enduring wealth and righteousness (uprightness in every area and relation, and right standing with God).

Proverbs 16:16

How much better it is to get skillful and godly Wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.

Proverbs 23:23

Buy the truth and sell it not; not only that, but also get discernment and judgment, instruction and understanding.

Ecclesiastes 4:8

Here is one alone -- "no one with him; he neither has child nor brother. Yet there is no end to all his labor, neither is his eye satisfied with riches, neither does he ask, For whom do I labor and deprive myself of good? This is also vanity (emptiness, falsity, and futility); yes, it is a painful effort and an unhappy business.

Matthew 6:19-21

Do not gather and heap up and store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust and worm consume and destroy, and where thieves break through and steal.

Matthew 19:21-22

Jesus answered him, If you would be perfect [that is, have that spiritual maturity which accompanies self-sacrificing character], go and sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have riches in heaven; and come, be My disciple [side with My party and follow Me].

Matthew 19:29

And anyone and everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or lands for My name's sake will receive many [even a hundred] times more and will inherit eternal life.

Luke 16:8

And [his] master praised the dishonest (unjust) manager for acting shrewdly and prudently; for the sons of this age are shrewder and more prudent and wiser in [ relation to] their own generation [to their own age and kind] than are the sons of light.

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