Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

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 a wise person,
but a foolish man consumes 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.

Darby Translation

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

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's better to live in the wilderness than to live with a contentious and irritable woman. 20 Precious treasures and oil are found where the wise live, but a foolish man devours them. 21 Whoever pursues righteousness and gracious love finds life, righteousness, and honor.



Cross References

Psalm 112:3

Wealth and riches are in his house, and his righteousness endures forever.

Matthew 25:3-4

because when the foolish ones took their lamps, they didn't take any oil with them.

Psalm 23:5

You prepare a table before me, even in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

Proverbs 15:6

The righteous house is itself a great treasure, but within the revenue of the wicked calamity is at work.

Ecclesiastes 7:11

Wise use of possessions is good; it brings benefit to the living.

Job 20:15

"Though he swallows wealth, he will vomit it; God will dislodge it from his stomach.

Job 20:18

"He will restore what he has attained from his work and won't consume it; he won't enjoy the profits from his business transactions,

Proverbs 10:22

The blessing of the LORD establishes wealth, and difficulty does not accompany it.

Ecclesiastes 5:19

Furthermore, for every person to whom God has given wealth, riches, and the ability to enjoy them, to accept this allotment, and to rejoice in his work this is a gift from God.

Ecclesiastes 10:19

Festivals are for laughter, wine makes life pleasant, and money speaks to everything.

Jeremiah 41:8

Ten men who were among them told Ishmael, "Don't kill us, because we have stores of wheat, barley, oil, and honey hidden in the field." So Ishmael stopped and did not kill them or their companions.

Matthew 6:19-20

"Stop storing up treasures for yourselves on earth, where moths and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal.

Matthew 25:8

"But the foolish ones told the wise, "Give us some of your oil, because our lamps are going out!'

Luke 6:45

A good person produces good from the good treasure of his heart, and an evil person produces evil from an evil treasure, because the mouth speaks from the overflow of the heart."

Luke 15:14

After he had spent everything, a severe famine took place throughout that country, and he began to be in need.

Luke 16:1

Now Jesus was saying to the disciples, "A rich man had a servant manager who was accused of wasting his assets.

Luke 16:19-25

"Once there was a rich man who used to dress in purple and fine linen and live in great luxury every day.

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