Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

There is gold, and an abundance of jewels; But the lips of knowledge are a more precious thing.

King James Version

There is gold, and a multitude of rubies: but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel.

Holman Bible

There is gold and a multitude of jewels, but knowledgeable lips are a rare treasure.

International Standard Version

There is an abundance of gold and precious stones, but lips of knowledge are a rare jewel.

A Conservative Version

There is gold, and abundance of rubies, but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel.

American Standard Version

There is gold, and abundance of rubies; But the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel.

Amplified

There is gold, and a multitude of pearls, but the lips of knowledge are a vase of preciousness [the most precious of all].

Bible in Basic English

There is gold and a store of corals: but the lips of knowledge are a jewel of great price.

Darby Translation

There is gold, and a multitude of rubies; but the lips of knowledge are a precious Jewel.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

There is gold and a multitude of precious stones, but the lips of wisdom are a precious vessel.

Julia Smith Translation

There is gold and a multitude of pearls: and a precious vessel the lips of knowledge.

King James 2000

There is gold, and a multitude of rubies: but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel.

Lexham Expanded Bible

There is gold and many costly stones, but precious jewels are lips of knowledge.

Modern King James verseion

There is gold and a multitude of rubies; but the lips of knowledge are a rare jewel.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A mouth of understanding is more worth than gold, many precious stones, and costly Jewels.

NET Bible

There is gold, and an abundance of rubies, but words of knowledge are like a precious jewel.

New Heart English Bible

There is gold and abundance of rubies; but the lips of knowledge are a rare jewel.

The Emphasized Bible

There are gold, and an abundance of corals, but, precious jewels, are the lips of knowledge.

Webster

There is gold, and a multitude of rubies: but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel.

World English Bible

There is gold and abundance of rubies; but the lips of knowledge are a rare jewel.

Youngs Literal Translation

Substance, gold, and a multitude of rubies, Yea, a precious vessel, are lips of knowledge.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
There is
ישׁ 
Yesh 
is , be , have , there ,
Usage: 135

זהב 
Zahab 
Usage: 390

and a multitude
רב 
Rob 
Usage: 153

of rubies
פּני פּניןo 
Paniyn 
Usage: 6

but the lips
שׂפת שׂפה 
Saphah 
Usage: 176

דּעת 
Da`ath 
Usage: 91

יקר 
Y@qar 
Usage: 17

References

American

Hastings

Morish

Context Readings

Foolproof Instructions

14 "Bad, bad," says the buyer, But when he goes his way, then he boasts. 15 There is gold, and an abundance of jewels; But the lips of knowledge are a more precious thing. 16 Take his garment when he becomes surety for a stranger; And for foreigners, hold him in pledge.



Cross References

Proverbs 3:15

She is more precious than jewels; And nothing you desire compares with her.

Job 28:12-19

"But where can wisdom be found? And where is the place of understanding?

Proverbs 8:11

"For wisdom is better than jewels; And all desirable things cannot compare with her.

Proverbs 10:20-21

The tongue of the righteous is as choice silver, The heart of the wicked is worth little.

Proverbs 15:7

The lips of the wise spread knowledge, But the hearts of fools are not so.

Proverbs 15:23

A man has joy in an apt answer, And how delightful is a timely word!

Proverbs 16:16

How much better it is to get wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is to be chosen above silver.

Proverbs 16:21

The wise in heart will be called understanding, And sweetness of speech increases persuasiveness.

Proverbs 16:24

Pleasant words are a honeycomb, Sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.

Proverbs 25:12

Like an earring of gold and an ornament of fine gold Is a wise reprover to a listening ear.

Ecclesiastes 12:9-11

In addition to being a wise man, the Preacher also taught the people knowledge; and he pondered, searched out and arranged many proverbs.

Romans 10:14-15

How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher?

Ephesians 4:29

Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear.



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