Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

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

Amplified


If you seek skillful and godly wisdom as you would silver
And search for her as you would hidden 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:

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 Yea, if thou cry after discernment, And lift up thy voice for understanding; 4 If thou seek her as silver, And search for her as for hid treasures: 5 Then shalt thou understand the fear of Jehovah, And find the knowledge of God.


Cross References

Matthew 13:44

The kingdom of heaven is like unto a treasure hidden in the field; which a man found, and hid; and in his joy he goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.

Job 3:21

Who long for death, but it cometh not, And dig for it more than for hid 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, yea, than much fine gold; Sweeter also than honey and the droppings of the honeycomb.

Psalm 119:14

I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, As much as in all riches.

Psalm 119:72

The law of thy mouth is better unto me Than thousands of gold and silver.

Psalm 119:127

Therefore I love thy commandments Above gold, yea, above fine gold.

Proverbs 3:14-15

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

Proverbs 8:18-19

Riches and honor are with me; Yea , durable wealth and righteousness.

Proverbs 16:16

How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! Yea, to get understanding is rather to be chosen than silver.

Proverbs 23:23

Buy the truth, and sell it not; Yea , wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.

Ecclesiastes 4:8

There is one that is alone, and he hath not a second; yea, he hath neither son nor brother; yet is there no end of all his labor, neither are his eyes satisfied with riches. For whom then,'saith he , do I labor, and deprive my soul of good? This also is vanity, yea, it is a sore travail.

Matthew 6:19-21

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon the earth, where moth and rust consume, and where thieves break through and steal:

Matthew 19:21-22

Jesus said unto him, If thou wouldest be perfect, go, sell that which thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.

Matthew 19:29

And every one that hath left houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and shall inherit eternal life.

Luke 16:8

And his lord commended the unrighteous steward because he had done wisely: for the sons of this world are for their own generation wiser than the sons of the light.

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