Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

There is costly store and oil in the dwelling of a wise man; but a foolish man swalloweth it up.

New American Standard Bible

There is precious treasure and oil in the dwelling of the wise, But a foolish man swallows it up.

King James Version

There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spendeth it up.

Holman Bible

Precious treasure and oil are in the dwelling of the wise, but a foolish man consumes them.

International Standard Version

Precious treasures and oil are found where the wise live, but a foolish man devours them.

A Conservative Version

There is precious treasure and oil in the dwelling of a wise man, but a foolish man swallows it up.

American Standard Version

There is precious treasure and oil in the dwelling of the wise; But a foolish man swalloweth it up.

Amplified

There are precious treasures and oil in the dwelling of the wise, but a self-confident and foolish man swallows it up and wastes it.

Bible in Basic English

There is a store of great value in the house of the wise, but it is wasted by the foolish man.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spends it up.

Julia Smith Translation

A treasure desired, and oil in the house of the wise one; and the foolish man will swallow it down.

King James 2000

There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spends it up.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Precious treasure and oil [are] in the house of the wise, but the foolish person will devour them.

Modern King James verseion

A desirable treasure and oil are in the home of the wise; but a foolish man swallows it up.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

In a wise man's house there is great treasure and plenteousness; but a foolish body spendeth up all.

NET Bible

There is desirable treasure and olive oil in the dwelling of the wise, but a foolish person devours all he has.

New Heart English Bible

There is precious treasure and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man swallows it up.

The Emphasized Bible

Desirable treasure and oil, are in the home of the wise, but, a man who is a dullard, will destroy it.

Webster

There is a treasure to be desired, and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spendeth it up.

World English Bible

There is precious treasure and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man swallows it up.

Youngs Literal Translation

A treasure to be desired, and oil, Is in the habitation of the wise, And a foolish man swalloweth it up.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
אוצר 
'owtsar 
Usage: 79

to be desired
חמד 
Chamad 
Usage: 30

and oil
שׁמן 
Shemen 
Usage: 193

in the dwelling
נוה נוה 
Naveh 
Usage: 35

of the wise
חכם 
Chakam 
Usage: 137

but a foolish
כּסיל 
K@ciyl 
Usage: 70

man
אדם 
'adam 
Usage: 541

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

19 It is better to dwell in a desert land. than with a contentious and irritable woman. 20 There is costly store and oil in the dwelling of a wise man; but a foolish man swalloweth it up. 21 He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honour.



Cross References

Psalm 112:3

Wealth and riches shall be in his house; and his righteousness abideth for ever.

Matthew 25:3-4

They that were foolish took their torches and did not take oil with them;

Psalm 23:5

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies; thou hast anointed my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Proverbs 15:6

In the house of a righteous man is much treasure; but in the revenue of a wicked man is disturbance.

Ecclesiastes 7:11

Wisdom is as good as an inheritance, and profitable to them that see the sun.

Job 20:15

He hath swallowed down riches, but he shall vomit them up again: God shall cast them out of his belly.

Job 20:18

That which he laboured for shall he restore, and not swallow down; its restitution shall be according to the value, and he shall not rejoice therein.

Proverbs 10:22

The blessing of Jehovah, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow to it.

Ecclesiastes 5:19

Every man also to whom God hath given riches and wealth, and power to eat thereof, and to take his portion and to rejoice in his labour: that is a gift of God.

Ecclesiastes 10:19

A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh life merry; but money answereth everything.

Jeremiah 41:8

But ten men were found among them that said unto Ishmael, Do not kill us, for we have hidden stores in the field, of wheat, and of barley, and of oil, and of honey. So he forbore, and did not kill them among their brethren.

Matthew 6:19-20

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

Matthew 25:8

And the foolish said to the prudent, Give us of your oil, for our torches are going out.

Luke 6:45

The good man, out of the good treasure of his heart, brings forth good; and the wicked man out of the wicked, brings forth what is wicked: for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.

Luke 15:14

But when he had spent all there arose a violent famine throughout that country, and he began to be in want.

Luke 16:1

And he said also to his disciples, There was a certain rich man who had a steward, and he was accused to him as wasting his goods.

Luke 16:19-25

Now there was a rich man and he was clothed in purple and fine linen, making good cheer in splendour every day.

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