Parallel Verses

Youngs Literal Translation

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

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.

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.

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 'Bad, bad,' saith the buyer, And going his way then he boasteth himself. 15 Substance, gold, and a multitude of rubies, Yea, a precious vessel, are lips of knowledge. 16 Take his garment when a stranger hath been surety, And for strangers pledge it.



Cross References

Proverbs 3:15

Precious she is above rubies, And all thy pleasures are not comparable to her.

Job 28:12-19

And the wisdom -- whence is it found? And where is this, the place of understanding?

Proverbs 8:11

For better is wisdom than rubies, Yea, all delights are not comparable with it.

Proverbs 10:20-21

The tongue of the righteous is chosen silver, The heart of the wicked -- as a little thing.

Proverbs 15:7

The lips of the wise scatter knowledge, And the heart of fools is not right.

Proverbs 15:23

Joy is to a man in the answer of his mouth, And a word in its season -- how good!

Proverbs 16:16

To get wisdom -- how much better than gold, And to get understanding to be chosen than silver!

Proverbs 16:21

To the wise in heart is called, 'Intelligent,' And sweetness of lips increaseth learning.

Proverbs 16:24

Sayings of pleasantness are a honeycomb, Sweet to the soul, and healing to the bone.

Proverbs 25:12

A ring of gold, and an ornament of pure gold, Is the wise reprover to an attentive ear.

Ecclesiastes 12:9-11

And further, because the preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge, and gave ear, and sought out -- he made right many similes.

Romans 10:14-15

How then shall they call upon him in whom they did not believe? and how shall they believe on him of whom they did not hear? and how shall they hear apart from one preaching?

Ephesians 4:29

Let no corrupt word out of your mouth go forth, but what is good unto the needful building up, that it may give grace to the hearers;

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