Parallel Verses

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Wisdom is the principal thing, therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.

New American Standard Bible

"The beginning of wisdom is: Acquire wisdom; And with all your acquiring, get understanding.

King James Version

Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.

Holman Bible

Wisdom is supreme—so get wisdom.
And whatever else you get, get understanding.

International Standard Version

Wisdom is of utmost importance, therefore get wisdom, and with all your effort work to acquire understanding.

A Conservative Version

Wisdom [is] the principal thing. Get wisdom, yea, with all thy getting get understanding.

American Standard Version

Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom; Yea, with all thy getting get understanding.

Amplified

The beginning of Wisdom is: get Wisdom (skillful and godly Wisdom)! [For skillful and godly Wisdom is the principal thing.] And with all you have gotten, get understanding (discernment, comprehension, and interpretation).

Bible in Basic English

The first sign of wisdom is to get wisdom; go, give all you have to get true knowledge.

Darby Translation

The beginning of wisdom is, Get wisdom; and with all thy getting get intelligence.

Julia Smith Translation

Wisdom the beginning; obtain wisdom, and with all thine acquisition, obtain understanding.

King James 2000

Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all your getting get understanding.

Lexham Expanded Bible

The beginning of wisdom: Get wisdom! With all [that is in] your possession, gain insight.

Modern King James verseion

Wisdom is the main thing; get wisdom; and with all your getting get understanding.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The chief point of wisdom is that thou be willing to obtain wisdom, and before all thy goods to get the understanding.

NET Bible

Wisdom is supreme -- so acquire wisdom, and whatever you acquire, acquire understanding!

New Heart English Bible

Wisdom is supreme. Get wisdom. Yes, though it costs all your possessions, get understanding.

The Emphasized Bible

The principal thing, is wisdom, acquire thou wisdom, With all thine acquisition, acquire thou understanding.

Webster

Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.

World English Bible

Wisdom is supreme. Get wisdom. Yes, though it costs all your possessions, get understanding.

Youngs Literal Translation

The first thing is wisdom -- get wisdom, And with all thy getting get understanding.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
חכמה 
Chokmah 
Usage: 149

is the principal thing
ראשׁית 
Re'shiyth 
Usage: 51

חכמה 
Chokmah 
Usage: 149

and with all thy getting
קנין 
Qinyan 
substance, of...getting, goods, riches, with
Usage: 10

References

Hastings

Context Readings

The Father's Wisdom

6 Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee; love her, and she shall keep thee. 7 Wisdom is the principal thing, therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding. 8 Grow in wisdom, and she shall promote thee; she shall bring thee to honour when thou hast embraced her.


Cross References

Matthew 13:44-46

Again, the kingdom of the heavens is like unto treasure hid in the field, which when found, a man hides it and, for the joy thereof, goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.

Philippians 3:8

And doubtless I even count all things as loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ

Psalm 49:16-20

Be not thou afraid when one is made rich, when the glory of his house is increased;

Psalm 119:104

Through thy precepts I have obtained understanding; therefore I have hated every false way.

Proverbs 16:16

How much better is it to acquire wisdom than gold! and to acquire understanding is worth more than silver!

Proverbs 21:6

The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a vanity tossed to and fro of those that seek death.

Proverbs 23:23

Buy the truth and sell it not, also wisdom and instruction and understanding.

Ecclesiastes 2:4-9

I made myself great works; I built myself houses; I planted myself vineyards;

Ecclesiastes 4:8

It is the man who is alone, without a successor, who has neither son nor brother; yet is there no end of all his labour; neither is his eye satisfied with riches; neither saith he, For whom do I labour and bereave my soul of good? This is also vanity and sore travail.

Ecclesiastes 7:12

For knowledge is a defence, and money is a defence; but wisdom excels in that it gives life to those that have it.

Ecclesiastes 9:16-18

Then I said, Wisdom is better than strength: even though the poor man's knowledge is despised, and his words are not heard.

Mark 8:36-37

For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul?

Luke 10:42

but only one thing is necessary, and Mary has chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.

Luke 12:20

But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee; then whose shall those things be which thou hast stored up?

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