Parallel Verses

World English Bible

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

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.

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's no good, it's no good," says the buyer; but when he is gone his way, then he boasts. 15 There is gold and abundance of rubies; but the lips of knowledge are a rare jewel. 16 Take the garment of one who puts up collateral for a stranger; and hold him in pledge for a wayward woman.



Cross References

Proverbs 3:15

She is more precious than rubies. None of the things you can desire are to be compared to her.

Job 28:12-19

"But where shall wisdom be found? Where is the place of understanding?

Proverbs 8:11

For wisdom is better than rubies. All the things that may be desired can't be compared to it.

Proverbs 10:20-21

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

Proverbs 15:7

The lips of the wise spread knowledge; not so with the heart of fools.

Proverbs 15:23

Joy comes to a man with the reply of his mouth. How good is a word at the right time!

Proverbs 16:16

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

Proverbs 16:21

The wise in heart shall be called prudent. Pleasantness of the lips promotes instruction.

Proverbs 16:24

Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

Proverbs 25:12

As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover to an obedient ear.

Ecclesiastes 12:9-11

Further, because the Preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge. Yes, he pondered, sought out, and set in order 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? How will they hear without a preacher?

Ephesians 4:29

Let no corrupt speech proceed out of your mouth, but such as is good for building up as the need may be, that it may give grace to those who hear.

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