Parallel Verses

The Emphasized Bible

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

American Standard Version

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

Amplified


Buy truth, and do not sell it;
Get wisdom and 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.

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.

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 to thy father here, who begat thee, and despise not, when she is old, thy mother. 23 Truth, buy thou, but do not sell, wisdom, and correction, and understanding. 24 Greatly shall exult, the father of a righteous man, and, he that begetteth a wise son, shall rejoice in him:



Cross References

Matthew 13:44

The kingdom of the heavens is like unto, a treasure hid in the field, which a man, finding, hid, - and, by reason of his joy, withdraweth and selleth whatsoever he hath, and buyeth that field.

Matthew 13:46

and, finding one very precious pearl, departing, he at once sold all things, whatsoever he had, and bought it.

Job 28:12-19

Yet where can, Wisdom, be found? And where is the place of understanding?

Psalm 119:72

Better to me, is the law of thy mouth, than thousands of gold and silver.

Psalm 119:127

For this cause, do I love thy commandments, More than gold, yea than fine gold!

Proverbs 2:2-4

So that thou direct, unto wisdom, thine ear, bend thy heart, unto understanding;

Proverbs 4:5-7

Acquire wisdom, acquire understanding, Do not forget, neither decline thou from the sayings of my mouth.

Proverbs 10:1

The Proverbs of Solomon: A wise son, maketh a glad father, but, a foolish son, is the grief of his mother.

Proverbs 16:16

To acquire wisdom, how much better than gold! and, to get hold of understanding, more choice than silver!

Proverbs 17:16

Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a dullard? that he who is without sense, may acquire wisdom.

Proverbs 18:15

the heart of the intelligent, acquireth knowledge, yea, the ear of the wise, seeketh knowledge.

Isaiah 55:1

Ho! every one that thirsteth! Come ye to the waters, Yea he that hath no money, - Come ye - buy corn, and eat, Yea come - buy corn without money, And without price, wine and milk,

Matthew 16:26

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

Acts 20:23

save that, the Holy Spirit, from city to city, doth bear me full witness, saying that, bonds and tribulations, await me.

Philippians 3:7-8

But, whatever things, unto me, were gain, the same, have I accounted, for the Christ's sake, loss;

Hebrews 11:26

Accounting - as greater riches than Egypt's treasures, the reproach of the Anointed One; for he was looking away unto the recompense.

Revelation 3:18

I counsel thee to buy of me, gold refined by fire, that thou mayest become rich, - and white raiment, that thou mayest array thyself, and, the shame of thy nakedness, may not be made manifest, - and eye-salve, to anoint thine eyes, that thou mayest see.

Revelation 12:11

And, they, overcame him by reason of the blood of the Lamb, and by reason of their witnessing word, and they loved not their life, even unto death.

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