Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

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

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.

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
Buy
קנה 
Qanah 
Usage: 84

and sell
מכר 
Makar 
sell, seller, at all
Usage: 80

it not also wisdom
חכמה 
Chokmah 
Usage: 149

References

Hastings

Morish

Context Readings

Learning From Your Father

22 Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, And despise not thy mother when she is old. 23 Buy the truth, and sell it not; Yea , wisdom, and instruction, and understanding. 24 The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice; And he that begetteth a wise child will have joy of him.



Cross References

Matthew 13:44

The kingdom of heaven is like unto a treasure hidden in the field; which a man found, and hid; and in his joy he goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.

Matthew 13:46

and having found one pearl of great price, he went and sold all that he had, and bought it.

Job 28:12-19

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

Psalm 119:72

The law of thy mouth is better unto me Than thousands of gold and silver.

Psalm 119:127

Therefore I love thy commandments Above gold, yea, above fine gold.

Proverbs 2:2-4

So as to incline thine ear unto wisdom, And apply thy heart to understanding;

Proverbs 4:5-7

Get wisdom, get understanding; Forget not, neither decline from the words of my mouth;

Proverbs 10:1

The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad father; But a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.

Proverbs 16:16

How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! Yea, to get understanding is rather to be chosen than silver.

Proverbs 17:16

Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to buy wisdom, Seeing he hath no understanding?

Proverbs 18:15

The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; And the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.

Isaiah 55:1

Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.

Matthew 16:26

For what shall a man be profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and forfeit his life? or what shall a man give in exchange for his life?

Acts 20:23

save that the Holy Spirit testifieth unto me in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions abide me.

Philippians 3:7-8

Howbeit what things were gain to me, these have I counted loss for Christ.

Hebrews 11:26

accounting the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt: for he looked unto the recompense of reward.

Revelation 3:18

I counsel thee to buy of me gold refined by fire, that thou mayest become rich; and white garments, that thou mayest clothe thyself, and that the shame of thy nakedness be not made manifest; and eyesalve to anoint thine eyes, that thou mayest 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 loved not their life even unto death.

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