Parallel Verses

Amplified

If you are wise, you are wise for yourself; if you scorn, you alone will bear it and pay the penalty.

New American Standard Bible

If you are wise, you are wise for yourself, And if you scoff, you alone will bear it.

King James Version

If thou be wise, thou shalt be wise for thyself: but if thou scornest, thou alone shalt bear it.

Holman Bible

If you are wise, you are wise for your own benefit;
if you mock, you alone will bear the consequences.”

International Standard Version

If you are wise, your wisdom will assist you. If you mock, you alone will be held responsible.

A Conservative Version

If thou are wise, thou are wise for thyself. And if thou scoff, thou alone shall bear it.

American Standard Version

If thou art wise, thou art wise for thyself; And if thou scoffest, thou alone shalt bear it.

Bible in Basic English

If you are wise, you are wise for yourself; if your heart is full of pride, you only will have the pain of it.

Darby Translation

If thou art wise, thou shalt be wise for thyself; and if thou scornest, thou alone shalt bear it.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

If thou be wise, thou shalt be wise for thyself; but if thou scornest, thou alone shalt bear it.

Julia Smith Translation

If thou wert wise, thou wert wise for thyself: and thou mockedst, thou alone shalt suffer.

King James 2000

If you are wise, you shall be wise for yourself: but if you scoff, you alone shall bear it.

Lexham Expanded Bible

If you are wise, you are wise for yourself, and [if] you scoff, alone you shall bear [it].

Modern King James verseion

If you are wise, you shall be wise for yourself; but if you scorn, you alone shall bear it.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

If thou be wise, thy wisdom shall do thyself good: but if thou thinkest scorn thereof, it shall be thine own harm.

NET Bible

If you are wise, you are wise to your own advantage, but if you are a mocker, you alone must bear it.

New Heart English Bible

If you are wise, you are wise for yourself. If you mock, you alone will bear it.

The Emphasized Bible

If thou art wise, thou art wise for thyself, but, if thou scoff, alone, shalt thou bear it.

Webster

If thou art wise, thou shalt be wise for thyself: but if thou scornest, thou alone shalt bear it.

World English Bible

If you are wise, you are wise for yourself. If you mock, you alone will bear it.

Youngs Literal Translation

If thou hast been wise, thou hast been wise for thyself, And thou hast scorned -- thyself bearest it.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
If thou be wise
חכם 
Chakam 
Usage: 27

thou shalt be wise
חכם 
Chakam 
Usage: 27

for thyself but if thou scornest
לוּץ 
Luwts 
Usage: 27

נסה נשׂא 
Nasa' 
Usage: 653

Verse Info

Context Readings

Foolishness' Banquet

11 For by me [Wisdom from God] your days shall be multiplied, and the years of your life shall be increased. 12 If you are wise, you are wise for yourself; if you scorn, you alone will bear it and pay the penalty. 13 The foolish woman is noisy; she is simple and open to all forms of evil, she [willfully and recklessly] knows nothing whatever [of eternal value].



Cross References

Job 22:2-3

Can a man be profitable to God? Surely he that is wise is profitable to himself.

Job 22:21

Acquaint now yourself with Him [agree with God and show yourself to be conformed to His will] and be at peace; by that [you shall prosper and great] good shall come to you.

Job 35:6-7

If you have sinned, how does that affect God? And if your transgressions are multiplied, what have you done to Him?

Proverbs 16:26

The appetite of the laborer works for him, for [the need of] his mouth urges him on.

Isaiah 28:22

Now therefore do not be scoffers, lest the bands which bind you be made strong; for a decree of destruction have I heard from the Lord God of hosts upon the whole land and the whole earth.

Ezekiel 18:20

The soul that sins, it [is the one that] shall die. The son shall not bear and be punished for the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear and be punished for the iniquity of the son; the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him only, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon the wicked only.

2 Peter 3:3-4

To begin with, you must know and understand this, that scoffers (mockers) will come in the last days with scoffing, [people who] walk after their own fleshly desires

2 Peter 3:16

Speaking of this as he does in all of his letters. There are some things in those [epistles of Paul] that are difficult to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist and misconstrue to their own utter destruction, just as [they distort and misinterpret] the rest of the Scriptures.

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