Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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 through me thy days shall be prolonged, and the years of thy life shall be many. 12 If thou be wise, thy wisdom shall do thyself good: but if thou thinkest scorn thereof, it shall be thine own harm. 13 A foolish restless woman, full of words, and such one as hath no knowledge,



Cross References

Job 22:2-3

"May a man be profitable unto God, as he that is wise may be profitable unto himself?

Job 22:21

"Therefore reconcile thee unto God, and be content, so shall all things prosper with thee right well.

Job 35:6-7

If thou sinnest, what doest thou unto him? If thine offenses be many, how gettest thou his favour?

Proverbs 16:26

A troublous soul disquieteth herself; for her own mouth hath brought her thereto.

Isaiah 28:22

And therefore make no mocks at it, that your captivity increase not. For I have heard the LORD God of Hosts say that there shall come a sudden destruction and plague upon the whole earth.

Ezekiel 18:20

The soul that sinneth, she shall die. The son shall not bear part of the father's wickedness. The righteousness of the right shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be on him.

2 Peter 3:3-4

This first understand: that there shall come in the last days mockers, which will walk after their own lusts

2 Peter 3:16

yea, almost in every epistle, speaking of such things: among which are many things hard to be understood: which they that are unlearned and unstable pervert, as they do other scriptures, unto their own destruction.

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