Parallel Verses

King James 2000

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

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:

Amplified


Say to [skillful and godly] wisdom, “You are my sister,”
And regard understanding and intelligent insight as your intimate friends;

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:

Julia Smith Translation

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

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 upon your fingers, write them upon the table of your heart. 4 Say unto wisdom, you are my sister; and call understanding your kinswoman: 5 That they may keep you from the immoral woman, from the seductress who flatters with her words.


Cross References

Job 17:14

I have said to corruption, You are my father: to the worm, You are my mother, and my sister.

Proverbs 2:2-4

So that you incline your ear unto wisdom, and apply your heart to understanding;

Proverbs 4:6-8

Forsake her not, and she shall preserve you: love her, and she shall keep you.

Song of Songs 8:1

O that you were as my brother, that nursed at the breasts of my mother! if I should find you outside, I would kiss you; yea, I would not be despised.

Matthew 12:49-50

And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brothers!

Luke 11:27-28

And it came to pass, as he spoke these things, a certain woman of the crowd lifted up her voice, and said unto him, Blessed is the womb that bore you, and the breasts which you have nursed.

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