Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Like an earring of gold and an ornament of fine gold Is a wise reprover to a listening ear.

King James Version

As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear.

Holman Bible

A wise correction to a receptive ear
is like a gold ring or an ornament of gold.

International Standard Version

Like a gold earring and a necklace of pure gold is a wise reprover to a listening ear.

A Conservative Version

An earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, [is] a wise reprover upon an obedient ear.

American Standard Version

As an ear-ring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold,'so is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear.

Amplified

Like an earring or nose ring of gold or an ornament of fine gold is a wise reprover to an ear that listens and obeys.

Bible in Basic English

Like a nose-ring of gold and an ornament of the best gold, is a wise man who says sharp words to an ear ready to give attention.

Darby Translation

An ear-ring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, is a wise reprover upon an attentive ear.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

As an earring of gold and an ornament of fine gold, so is he who reproves a wise man who has a docile ear.

Julia Smith Translation

An earring of gold and a necklace of gold, the wise one reproving upon the hearing ear.

King James 2000

As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear.

Lexham Expanded Bible

A ring of gold and an ornament of fine gold [is] a rebuke of the wise to the ear of a listener.

Modern King James verseion

As a ring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover upon a hearing ear.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The correction of the wise is, to an obedient ear, a golden chain and a Jewel of gold.

NET Bible

Like an earring of gold and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover to the ear of the one who listens.

New Heart English Bible

As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover to an obedient ear.

The Emphasized Bible

A ring of gold, and a vessel of precious metal, is a wise reprover, on a hearing ear.

Webster

As an ear-ring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear.

World English Bible

As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover to an obedient ear.

Youngs Literal Translation

A ring of gold, and an ornament of pure gold, Is the wise reprover to an attentive ear.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
As an earring
נזם 
Nexem 
Usage: 17

of gold
זהב 
Zahab 
Usage: 390

and an ornament
חלי 
Chaliy 
Usage: 2

of fine gold
כּתם 
Kethem 
Usage: 9

so is a wise
חכם 
Chakam 
Usage: 137

References

Easton

Context Readings

More Proverbs Of Solomon

11 Like apples of gold in settings of silver Is a word spoken in right circumstances. 12 Like an earring of gold and an ornament of fine gold Is a wise reprover to a listening ear. 13 Like the cold of snow in the time of harvest Is a faithful messenger to those who send him, For he refreshes the soul of his masters.


Cross References

Psalm 141:5

Let the righteous smite me in kindness and reprove me; It is oil upon the head; Do not let my head refuse it, For still my prayer is against their wicked deeds.

1 Samuel 25:31-34

this will not cause grief or a troubled heart to my lord, both by having shed blood without cause and by my lord having avenged himself. When the LORD deals well with my lord, then remember your maidservant."

Job 42:11

Then all his brothers and all his sisters and all who had known him before came to him, and they ate bread with him in his house; and they consoled him and comforted him for all the adversities that the LORD had brought on him. And each one gave him one piece of money, and each a ring of gold.

Proverbs 1:8-9

Hear, my son, your father's instruction And do not forsake your mother's teaching;

Proverbs 9:8

Do not reprove a scoffer, or he will hate you, Reprove a wise man and he will love you.

Proverbs 15:5

A fool rejects his father's discipline, But he who regards reproof is sensible.

Proverbs 15:31-32

He whose ear listens to the life-giving reproof Will dwell among the wise.

Proverbs 20:12

The hearing ear and the seeing eye, The LORD has made both of them.

Proverbs 27:5-6

Better is open rebuke Than love that is concealed.

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