Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

Buy—and do not sell—truth,
wisdom, 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.

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
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 Listen to your father who gave you life,
and don’t despise your mother when she is old.
23 Buy—and do not sell—truth,
wisdom, instruction, and understanding.
24 The father of a righteous son will rejoice greatly,
and one who fathers a wise son will delight in him.



Cross References

Matthew 13:44

“The kingdom of heaven is like treasure, buried in a field, that a man found and reburied. Then in his joy he goes and sells everything he has and buys that field.

Matthew 13:46

When he found one priceless pearl, he went and sold everything he had, and bought it.

Job 28:12-19

But where can wisdom be found,
and where is understanding located?

Psalm 119:72

Instruction from Your lips is better for me
than thousands of gold and silver pieces.

Psalm 119:127

Since I love Your commands
more than gold, even the purest gold,

Proverbs 2:2-4

listening closely to wisdom
and directing your heart to understanding;

Proverbs 4:5-7

Get wisdom, get understanding;
don’t forget or turn away from the words of my mouth.

Proverbs 10:1

Solomon’s proverbs:A wise son brings joy to his father,
but a foolish son, heartache to his mother.

Proverbs 16:16

Get wisdom—
how much better it is than gold!
And get understanding—
it is preferable to silver.

Proverbs 17:16

Why does a fool have money in his hand
with no intention of buying wisdom?

Proverbs 18:15

The mind of the discerning acquires knowledge,
and the ear of the wise seeks it.

Isaiah 55:1

“Come, everyone who is thirsty,
come to the waters;
and you without money,
come, buy, and eat!
Come, buy wine and milk
without money and without cost!

Matthew 16:26

What will it benefit a man if he gains the whole world yet loses his life? Or what will a man give in exchange for his life?

Acts 20:23

except that in town after town the Holy Spirit testifies to me that chains and afflictions are waiting for me.

Philippians 3:7-8

But everything that was a gain to me, I have considered to be a loss because of Christ.

Hebrews 11:26

For he considered the reproach because of the Messiah to be greater wealth than the treasures of Egypt, since his attention was on the reward.

Revelation 3:18

I advise you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire so that you may be rich, white clothes so that you may be dressed and your shameful nakedness not be exposed, and ointment to spread on your eyes so that you may see.

Revelation 12:11

They conquered him
by the blood of the Lamb
and by the word of their testimony,
for they did not love their lives
in the face of death.

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