Parallel Verses

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

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

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 an abundance of pearls,
But the lips of knowledge are a vessel 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.

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.

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

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 "It is naught; It is naught," sayeth he that buyeth anything: but when he cometh to his own house, then he boasteth of his pennyworth. 15 A mouth of understanding is more worth than gold, many precious stones, and costly Jewels. 16 Take his garment that is surety for a stranger; and take a pledge of him for the unknown man's sake.



Cross References

Proverbs 3:15

Wisdom is more worth than precious stones, and all the things that thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.

Job 28:12-19

How cometh a man then by wisdom? Where is the place that men find understanding?

Proverbs 8:11

For wisdom is more worth than precious stones; yea, all the things that thou canst desire, are not to be compared unto it.

Proverbs 10:20-21

An innocent tongue is a noble treasure; but the heart of the ungodly is nothing worth.

Proverbs 15:7

A wise mouth poureth out knowledge; but the heart of the foolish doth not so.

Proverbs 15:23

A joyful thing it is to a man, when his counsel is followed; and very pleasant is a word spoken in due season.

Proverbs 16:16

To have wisdom in possession is better than gold; and to get understanding is more worth than silver.

Proverbs 16:21

Whoso hath a wise understanding is called to counsel; but he that can speak fair, getteth more riches.

Proverbs 16:24

Fair words are a honeycomb, a refreshing of the mind, and health of the bones.

Proverbs 25:12

The correction of the wise is, to an obedient ear, a golden chain and a Jewel of gold.

Ecclesiastes 12:9-11

The same preacher was not wise alone, but taught the people knowledge also: he gave good heed, sought out the ground and set forth many parables.

Romans 10:14-15

But how shall they call on him, on whom they believed not? How shall they believe on him of whom they have not heard? How shall they hear without a preacher?

Ephesians 4:29

Let no filthy communication proceed out of your mouths: but that which is good to edify withal, when need is, that it may have favour with the hearers.

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