Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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 child, eat honey, for [it is] good, and the dripping of the honeycomb [is] sweet to your taste. 14 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. 15 Do not lie in wait [like] an outlaw against the home of the righteous; do not do violence [to] his dwelling place.



Cross References

Proverbs 23:18

{Surely} there is a future, and your hope will not be cut off.

Psalm 119:103

How smooth [are] your words to my palate, more than honey in my mouth.

Proverbs 2:10

for wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasing to your soul.

Psalm 19:10-11

more desirable than gold, even much fine gold; and sweeter than honey, even honey [in the] comb.

Psalm 119:111

I have taken as my own your testimonies forever, for they [are] the joy of my heart.

Proverbs 2:1-5

My child, if you will receive my sayings, and hide my commands with you,

Proverbs 3:13-18

Happy [is] {the one} who finds wisdom, and one who obtains understanding.

Proverbs 22:18

For [it is] pleasant if you guard them {within you}; together they will be ready upon your lips.

Jeremiah 15:16

Your words were found and I ate them, and your words became to me as jubilation, even as the joy of my heart, for your name is called on me, Yahweh God of hosts.

Matthew 19:21

Jesus said to him, "If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give [the proceeds] to the poor--and you will have treasure in heaven--and come, follow me."

James 1:25

But the one who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues [to do it], not being a forgetful hearer but a doer who acts, this one will be blessed {in what he does}.

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