Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

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

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.

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 As apples of gold in pictures of silver, is a word spoken in season. 12 An ear-ring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, is a wise reprover upon an attentive ear. 13 As the cold of snow in the time of harvest, so is a faithful messenger to them that send him: for he refresheth the soul of his masters.


Cross References

Psalm 141:5

Let the righteous smite me, it is kindness; and let him reprove me, it is an excellent oil which my head shall not refuse: for yet my prayer also is for them in their calamities.

1 Samuel 25:31-34

that this shall be no stumbling-block to thee, nor offence of heart for my lord, either that thou hast shed blood without cause, or that my lord has avenged himself. And when Jehovah shall deal well with my lord, then remember thy handmaid.

Job 42:11

And all his brethren, and all his sisters, and all they that had been of his acquaintance before, came to him, and they ate bread with him in his house, and they condoled with him, and comforted him concerning all the evil that Jehovah had brought upon him; and every one gave him a piece of money, and every one a golden ring.

Proverbs 1:8-9

Hear, my son, the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the teaching of thy mother;

Proverbs 9:8

Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee; reprove a wise man, and he will love thee.

Proverbs 15:5

A fool despiseth his father's instruction; but he that regardeth reproof becometh prudent.

Proverbs 15:31-32

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

Proverbs 20:12

The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, Jehovah hath made even both of them.

Proverbs 27:5-6

Open rebuke is better than hidden love.

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