Parallel Verses

Lexham Expanded Bible

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

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 is precious treasure and oil in the house of the wise [who prepare for the future],
But a short-sighted 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.

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.

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 Better to live in a land of wilderness than [with] a wife of quarrels and provocation. 20 Precious treasure and oil [are] in the house of the wise, but the foolish person will devour them. 21 He who pursues righteousness and kindness will find 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

For [when] the foolish ones took their lamps, they did not take olive oil with them.

Psalm 23:5

You prepare before me a table in the presence of my oppressors. You anoint my head with oil; my cup [is] overflowing.

Proverbs 15:6

[In] the house of the righteous [there is] much treasure, but the income of the wicked brings trouble.

Ecclesiastes 7:11

Wisdom [is] good with an inheritance; {it benefits the living}.

Job 20:15

He swallows riches, but he vomits them [up]; God drives them out from his stomach.

Job 20:18

Returning [the] products of [his] toil, he will not swallow; according to the profit of his trade, {he will not enjoy},

Proverbs 10:22

The blessing of Yahweh makes [one] rich, and he does not increase sorrow with it.

Ecclesiastes 5:19

This indeed is a gift of God: everyone to whom God gives wealth and possessions, he also empowers him {to enjoy them}, to accept his lot, and to rejoice in [the fruit of] his toil.

Ecclesiastes 10:19

{Feasts are held for celebration}, wine cheers the living, and money answers everything.

Jeremiah 41:8

But ten men were found among them, and they said to Ishmael, "You must not kill us, for {we have} hidden treasures in the field, wheat, and barley, and oil, and honey. So he refrained and he did not kill them in the midst of their fellow countrymen.

Matthew 6:19-20

"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and consuming [insect] destroy and where thieves break in and steal,

Matthew 25:8

And the foolish ones said to the wise ones, 'Give us [some] of your olive oil, because our lamps are going out!'

Luke 6:45

The good person out of the good treasury of his heart brings forth good, and the evil person out of [his] evil [treasury] brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.

Luke 15:14

And [after] he had spent everything, there was a severe famine throughout that country, and he began to be in need.

Luke 16:1

And he also said to the disciples, "A certain man was rich, who had a manager. And charges were brought to him that this person was squandering his possessions.

Luke 16:19-25

"Now a certain man was rich, and dressed [in] purple cloth and fine linen, feasting sumptuously every day.

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