Parallel Verses

Jubilee 2000 Bible

if thou seekest her as silver and searchest 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,

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

If you seek [Wisdom] as for silver and search for skillful and godly Wisdom as for 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 criest for understanding and givest thy voice unto intelligence, 4 if thou seekest her as silver and searchest for her as for hid treasures, 5 then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God.


Cross References

Matthew 13:44

Again, the kingdom of the heavens is like unto treasure hid in the field, which when found, a man hides it and, for the joy thereof, goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.

Job 3:21

who long for death, but it comes not; and search 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, than much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.

Psalm 119:14

I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies as above 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 have loved thy commandments above gold, yea, above fine gold.

Proverbs 3:14-15

for the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver and the fruits thereof more than fine gold.

Proverbs 8:18-19

Riches and honour are with me, yea, durable riches and righteousness.

Proverbs 16:16

How much better is it to acquire wisdom than gold! and to acquire understanding is worth more than silver!

Proverbs 23:23

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

Ecclesiastes 4:8

It is the man who is alone, without a successor, who has neither son nor brother; yet is there no end of all his labour; neither is his eye satisfied with riches; neither saith he, For whom do I labour and bereave my soul of good? This is also vanity and sore travail.

Matthew 6:19-21

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

Matthew 19:21-22

Jesus said unto him, If thou desire to be perfect, go and sell what thou hast and give it to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven; and come and follow me.

Matthew 19:29

And every one that has forsaken houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands for my name's sake shall receive a hundredfold and shall inherit eternal life.

Luke 16:8

And the lord commended the unjust steward because he had done discreetly; for the sons of this age are in their generation more prudent than the sons of light.

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