Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Know that wisdom is thus for your soul; If you find it, then there will be a future, And your hope will not be cut off.

King James Version

So shall the knowledge of wisdom be unto thy soul: when thou hast found it, then there shall be a reward, and thy expectation shall not be cut off.

Holman Bible

realize that wisdom is the same for you.
If you find it, you will have a future,
and your hope will never fade.

International Standard Version

Keep in mind that wisdom is like that for your soul; if you find it, there will be a future for you, and what you hope for won't be cut short.

A Conservative Version

so the knowledge of wisdom [is] to thy soul. If thou have found it, then there shall be a reward, and thy hope shall not be cut off.

American Standard Version

So shalt thou know wisdom to be unto thy soul; If thou hast found it, then shall there be a reward, And thy hope shall not be cut off.

Amplified

So shall you know skillful and godly Wisdom to be thus to your life; if you find it, then shall there be a future and a reward, and your hope and expectation shall not be cut off.

Bible in Basic English

So let your desire be for wisdom: if you have it, there will be a future, and your hope will not be cut off.

Darby Translation

so consider wisdom for thy soul; if thou hast found it, there shall be a result, and thine expectation shall not be cut off.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

So shall the knowledge of wisdom be unto thy soul: if thou shalt find it, and in the end thy hope shall not be cut off.

Julia Smith Translation

So the knowledge of wisdom to thy soul if thou shalt find: and there is a latter state and thine expectation shall not be cut off.

King James 2000

So shall the knowledge of wisdom be unto your soul: when you have found it, then there shall be a reward, and your hope shall not be cut off.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Thus know wisdom for [the sake of] your soul, if you find [it], then there is a future, and your hope will not be cut off.

Modern King James verseion

so shall the knowledge of wisdom be to your soul; when you have found it, then there shall be a reward, and your hope shall not be cut off.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Even so shall the knowledge of wisdom be unto thy soul, as soon as thou hast gotten it. And there is good hope; yea, thy hope shall not be in vain.

NET Bible

Likewise, know that wisdom is sweet to your soul; if you find it, you will have a future, and your hope will not be cut off.

New Heart English Bible

so you shall know wisdom to be to your soul; if you have found it, then there will be a reward, your hope will not be cut off.

The Emphasized Bible

Thus, take knowledge of wisdom, for thine own soul; If thou find it, then there is a future, and, thine expectation, shall not be cut off.

Webster

So shall the knowledge of wisdom be to thy soul: when thou hast found it, then there shall be a reward, and thy expectation shall not be cut off.

World English Bible

so you shall know wisdom to be to your soul; if you have found it, then there will be a reward, your hope will not be cut off.

Youngs Literal Translation

So is the knowledge of wisdom to thy soul, If thou hast found that there is a posterity And thy hope is not cut off.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
of wisdom
חכמה 
Chokmah 
Usage: 149

נפשׁ 
Nephesh 
Usage: 753

when thou hast found
מצא 
Matsa' 
Usage: 455

it, then there shall be
ישׁ 
Yesh 
is, be, have, there,
Usage: 135

a reward
אחרית 
'achariyth 
Usage: 61

תּקוה 
Tiqvah 
Usage: 34

Verse Info

Context Readings

Learning From Your Father

13 My son, eat honey, for it is good, Yes, the honey from the comb is sweet to your taste; 14 Know that wisdom is thus for your soul; If you find it, then there will be a future, And your hope will not be cut off. 15 Do not lie in wait, O wicked man, against the dwelling of the righteous; Do not destroy his resting place;



Cross References

Proverbs 23:18

Surely there is a future, And your hope will not be cut off.

Psalm 119:103

How sweet are Your words to my taste! Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

Proverbs 2:10

For wisdom will enter your heart And knowledge will be pleasant to your soul;

Psalm 19:10-11

They are more desirable than gold, yes, than much fine gold; Sweeter also than honey and the drippings of the honeycomb.

Psalm 119:111

I have inherited Your testimonies forever, For they are the joy of my heart.

Proverbs 2:1-5

My son, if you will receive my words And treasure my commandments within you,

Proverbs 3:13-18

How blessed is the man who finds wisdom And the man who gains understanding.

Proverbs 22:18

For it will be pleasant if you keep them within you, That they may be ready on your lips.

Jeremiah 15:16

Your words were found and I ate them, And Your words became for me a joy and the delight of my heart; For I have been called by Your name, O LORD God of hosts.

Matthew 19:21

Jesus said to him, "If you wish to be complete, go and sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me."

James 1:25

But one who looks intently at the perfect law, the law of liberty, and abides by it, not having become a forgetful hearer but an effectual doer, this man will be blessed in what he does.

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