Parallel Verses

Lexham Expanded Bible

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

American Standard Version

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

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 your days shall increase, and years of life shall multiply for you. 12 If you are wise, you are wise for yourself, and [if] you scoff, alone you shall bear [it]. 13 A woman of foolishness is loud, simple, and does not know {it}.



Cross References

Job 22:2-3

"Can a man be of use to God? Yes, can [the] wise be of use to him?

Job 22:21

"Please reconcile yourself with him, and be at peace; {in this way}, good will come to you.

Job 35:6-7

If you have sinned, what do you accomplish against him? And [if] your transgressions are multiplied, what do you do to him?

Proverbs 16:26

The life of a worker works for him, for his {hunger} urges him.

Isaiah 28:22

And now you must not scoff, or your bonds will be strong, for I have heard from the Lord, Yahweh of hosts: complete destruction decreed upon all the land.

Ezekiel 18:20

The person, the [one] sinning, will die. A son shall not bear the guilt of the father, and a father shall not bear the guilt of the son. The righteousness of the righteous shall be on him; the wickedness of the wicked shall be on him.

2 Peter 3:3-4

above all knowing this, that in the last days scoffers will come with scoffing, following according to their own desires

2 Peter 3:16

as [he does] also in all his letters, speaking in them about these [things], in which there are some [things] hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable distort to their own destruction, as [they] also [do] the rest of the scriptures.

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