Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Buy truth, and do not sell it, Get wisdom and instruction and understanding.

King James Version

Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.

Holman Bible

Buy-and do not sell-truth, wisdom, instruction, and understanding.

International Standard Version

Purchase truth, but don't sell it; store up wisdom, instruction, and understanding.

American Standard Version

Buy the truth, and sell it not; Yea , wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.

Amplified

Buy the truth and sell it not; not only that, but also get discernment and judgment, instruction and understanding.

Bible in Basic English

Get for yourself that which is true, and do not let it go for money; get wisdom and teaching and good sense.

Darby Translation

Buy the truth, and sell it not; wisdom, and instruction, and intelligence.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Buy the truth and sell it not, also wisdom and instruction and understanding.

Julia Smith Translation

Buy the truth, and thou shalt not sell wisdom and instruction and understanding.

King James 2000

Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Buy truth and do not sell [it], wisdom and instruction and understanding.

Modern King James verseion

Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Labour for to get the truth, sell not away wisdom, nurture and understanding;

NET Bible

Acquire truth and do not sell it -- wisdom, and discipline, and understanding.

New Heart English Bible

Buy the truth, and do not sell it. Get wisdom, discipline, and understanding.

The Emphasized Bible

Truth, buy thou, but do not sell, wisdom, and correction, and understanding.

Webster

Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.

World English Bible

Buy the truth, and don't sell it. Get wisdom, discipline, and understanding.

Youngs Literal Translation

Truth buy, and sell not, Wisdom, and instruction, and understanding,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
קנה 
Qanah 
Usage: 84

and sell
מכר 
Makar 
Usage: 80

it not also wisdom
חכמה 
Chokmah 
Usage: 149

References

Hastings

Morish

Context Readings

Learning From Your Father

22 Listen to your father who begot you, And do not despise your mother when she is old. 23 Buy truth, and do not sell it, Get wisdom and instruction and understanding. 24 The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice, And he who sires a wise son will be glad in him.



Cross References

Matthew 13:44

"The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in the field, which a man found and hid again; and from joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.

Matthew 13:46

and upon finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it.

Job 28:12-19

"But where can wisdom be found? And where is the place of understanding?

Psalm 119:72

The law of Your mouth is better to me Than thousands of gold and silver pieces.

Psalm 119:127

Therefore I love Your commandments Above gold, yes, above fine gold.

Proverbs 2:2-4

Make your ear attentive to wisdom, Incline your heart to understanding;

Proverbs 4:5-7

Acquire wisdom! Acquire understanding! Do not forget nor turn away from the words of my mouth.

Proverbs 10:1

The proverbs of Solomon A wise son makes a father glad, But a foolish son is a grief to his mother.

Proverbs 16:16

How much better it is to get wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is to be chosen above silver.

Proverbs 17:16

Why is there a price in the hand of a fool to buy wisdom, When he has no sense?

Proverbs 18:15

The mind of the prudent acquires knowledge, And the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.

Isaiah 55:1

"Ho! Every one who thirsts, come to the waters; And you who have no money come, buy and eat Come, buy wine and milk Without money and without cost.

Matthew 16:26

"For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?

Acts 20:23

except that the Holy Spirit solemnly testifies to me in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions await me.

Philippians 3:7-8

But whatever things were gain to me, those things I have counted as loss for the sake of Christ.

Hebrews 11:26

considering the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt; for he was looking to the reward.

Revelation 3:18

I advise you to buy from Me gold refined by fire so that you may become rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself, and that the shame of your nakedness will not be revealed; and eye salve to anoint your eyes so that you may see.

Revelation 12:11

"And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even when faced with death.



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