Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

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

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.

Amplified


If you are wise, you are wise for yourself [for your own benefit];
If you scoff [thoughtlessly ridicule and disdain], you alone will pay the penalty.

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.

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 thy days shall be multiplied, And the years of thy life shall be increased. 12 If thou art wise, thou art wise for thyself; And if thou scoffest, thou alone shalt bear it. 13 The foolish woman is clamorous;'she is'simple, and knoweth nothing.



Cross References

Job 22:2-3

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

Job 22:21

Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace: Thereby good shall come unto thee.

Job 35:6-7

If thou hast sinned, what effectest thou against him? And if thy transgressions be multiplied, what doest thou unto him?

Proverbs 16:26

The appetite of the laboring man laboreth for him; For his mouth urgeth him thereto .

Isaiah 28:22

Now therefore be ye not scoffers, lest your bonds be made strong; for a decree of destruction have I heard from the Lord, Jehovah of hosts, upon the whole earth.

Ezekiel 18:20

The soul that sinneth, it shall die: the son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son; the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.

2 Peter 3:3-4

knowing this first, that in the last days mockers shall come with mockery, walking after their own lusts,

2 Peter 3:16

as also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; wherein are some things hard to be understood, which the ignorant and unstedfast wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.

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