Parallel Verses

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.

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


Know that [skillful and godly] wisdom is [so very good] for your life and soul;
If you find wisdom, then there will be a future and a reward,
And your hope and expectation will 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.

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.

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 thou honey, because it is good, - and droppings from the comb because they are sweet to thy palate: 14 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. 15 Do not lie in wait, thou lawless man, against the home of the righteous, - neither destroy thou his place of rest;



Cross References

Proverbs 23:18

For surely there is a future, and, thine expectation, shall not be cut off.

Psalm 119:103

How smooth to my palate is thy speech, More than honey, to my mouth.

Proverbs 2:10

When wisdom entereth thy heart, and, knowledge, to thy soul, is sweet,

Psalm 19:10-11

More desirable, than gold, yea than much fine gold, Sweeter, also than honey, or than droppings from the comb.

Psalm 119:111

As an inheritance have I taken thy testimonies unto times age-abiding, for, the joy of my heart, they are.

Proverbs 2:1-5

My son, if thou wilt receive my sayings, and, my commandments, wilt treasure up by thee;

Proverbs 3:13-18

How happy the man who hath found wisdom, and the man who draweth forth understanding,

Proverbs 22:18

For sweet shall they be, when thou shalt keep them in thine inmost mind, they shall fit well together, upon thy lips.

Jeremiah 15:16

Thy words, were found, and I did eat them, Then became thy words unto me the joy and gladness of my heart, - For thy Name hath been called upon me, O Yahweh God of hosts!

Matthew 19:21

Jesus said unto him - If thou desirest to be perfect, Withdraw! sell thy substance, and give to the destitute, - and thou shalt have treasure in the heavens; and come! be following me.

James 1:25

But, he that hath obtained a nearer view into the perfect law of liberty, and hath taken up his abode by it, becoming - not a forgetful hearer, but a work doer, the same, happy in his doing, shall be.

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