Parallel Verses

Amplified

Say to skillful and godly Wisdom, You are my sister, and regard understanding or insight as your intimate friend -- "

New American Standard Bible

Say to wisdom, "You are my sister," And call understanding your intimate friend;

King James Version

Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister; and call understanding thy kinswoman:

Holman Bible

Say to wisdom, “You are my sister,”
and call understanding your relative.

International Standard Version

Say to wisdom, "You're my sister!" and call understanding your close relative,

A Conservative Version

Say to wisdom, Thou are my sister, and call understanding [thy] kinswoman,

American Standard Version

Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister; And call understanding thy kinswoman:

Bible in Basic English

Say to wisdom, You are my sister; let knowledge be named your special friend:

Darby Translation

Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister, and call intelligence thy kinswoman:

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister, and call understanding thy kinswoman:

Julia Smith Translation

Say to wisdom, Thou my sister; and thou shalt call knowledge to understanding:

King James 2000

Say unto wisdom, you are my sister; and call understanding your kinswoman:

Lexham Expanded Bible

Say to wisdom, "you are my sister," and you shall call insight, "{intimate friend}."

Modern King James verseion

Say to wisdom, You are my sister; and call understanding your kinsman,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Say unto wisdom, "Thou art my sister," and call understanding thy kinswoman:

NET Bible

Say to wisdom, "You are my sister," and call understanding a close relative,

New Heart English Bible

Tell wisdom, "You are my sister." Call understanding your relative,

The Emphasized Bible

Say unto wisdom, My sister, thou! and, an acquaintance, call thou, understanding:

Webster

Say to wisdom, Thou art my sister; and call understanding thy kinswoman:

World English Bible

Tell wisdom, "You are my sister." Call understanding your relative,

Youngs Literal Translation

Say to wisdom, 'My sister Thou art.' And cry to understanding, 'Kinswoman!'

Interlinear

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

אחות 
'achowth 
Usage: 114

and call
קרא 
Qara' 
Usage: 736

Context Readings

Warning Against The Strange Woman

3 Bind them on your fingers; write them on the tablet of your heart. 4 Say to skillful and godly Wisdom, You are my sister, and regard understanding or insight as your intimate friend -- " 5 That they may keep you from the loose woman, from the adventuress who flatters with and makes smooth her words.


Cross References

Job 17:14

If I say to the grave and corruption, You are my father, and to the worm [that feeds on decay], You are my mother and my sister [because I will soon be closest to you],

Proverbs 2:2-4

Making your ear attentive to skillful and godly Wisdom and inclining and directing your heart and mind to understanding [applying all your powers to the quest for it];

Proverbs 4:6-8

Forsake not [Wisdom], and she will keep, defend, and protect you; love her, and she will guard you.

Song of Songs 8:1

[Looking forward to the shepherd's arrival, the eager girl pictures their meeting and says] Oh, that you were like my brother, who nursed from the breasts of my mother! If I should find you without, I would kiss you, yes, and none would despise me [for it].

Matthew 12:49-50

And stretching out His hand toward [not only the twelve disciples but all] His adherents, He said, Here are My mother and My brothers.

Luke 11:27-28

Now it occurred that as He was saying these things, a certain woman in the crowd raised her voice and said to Him, Blessed (happy and to be envied) is the womb that bore You and the breasts that You sucked!

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