Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

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

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.

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 of gold and an ornament of fine gold
Is a wise reprover to an ear that listens and learns.

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.

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 A word fitly spoken is apples of gold in a network of silver. 12 An earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, [is] a wise reprover upon an obedient ear. 13 As 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 a righteous man smite me, [as] a kindness. And let him reprove me, [as] oil upon the head. Let not my head refuse it. For even in their wickedness my prayer shall continue.

1 Samuel 25:31-34

that this shall be no grief to thee, nor offence of heart to my lord, either that thou have shed blood without cause, or that my lord has avenged himself. And when LORD shall have dealt well with my lord, then remember thy handmaid

Job 42:11

Then there came to him all his brothers, and all his sisters, and all those who had been of his acquaintance before, and ate bread with him in his house. And they bemoaned him, and comforted him concerning all the evil that LORD ha

Proverbs 1:8-9

My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother.

Proverbs 9:8

Reprove not a scoffer, lest he hate thee. Reprove a wise man, and he will love thee.

Proverbs 15:5

A fool despises his father's correction, but he who regards reproof gets prudence.

Proverbs 15:31-32

The ear that hearkens to the reproof of life shall abide among the wise.

Proverbs 20:12

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

Proverbs 27:5-6

Better is open rebuke than love that is hidden.

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