Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Give instruction to a wise man and he will be still wiser, Teach a righteous man and he will increase his learning.

King James Version

Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.

Holman Bible

Instruct a wise man, and he will be wiser still; teach a righteous man, and he will learn more.

International Standard Version

Counsel a wise man, and he will be wiser still; teach a righteous man, and he will add to his learning.

A Conservative Version

Give opportunity to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser. Teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.

American Standard Version

Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: Teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.

Amplified

Give instruction to a wise man and he will be yet wiser; teach a righteous man (one upright and in right standing with God) and he will increase in learning.

Bible in Basic English

Give teaching to a wise man, and he will become wiser; give training to an upright man, and his learning will be increased.

Darby Translation

Impart to a wise man, and he will become yet wiser; teach a righteous man, and he will increase learning.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser; teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.

Julia Smith Translation

Thou shalt give to the wise one and he will be more wise: make known to the just one and he will add receiving.

King James 2000

Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Give to a wise one and he will become more wise; {teach} a righteous one and he will increase learning.

Modern King James verseion

Give to a wise one, and he will be still wiser; teach a just one, and he will increase in learning.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Give a discrete man but an occasion, and he will be the wiser; teach a righteous man, and he will increase.

NET Bible

Give instruction to a wise person, and he will become wiser still; teach a righteous person and he will add to his learning.

New Heart English Bible

Instruct a wise man, and he will be still wiser. Teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.

The Emphasized Bible

Give to a wise man, and he will be wiser still, Inform a righteous man, and he will increase learning.

Webster

Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.

World English Bible

Instruct a wise man, and he will be still wiser. Teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.

Youngs Literal Translation

Give to the wise, and he is wiser still, Make known to the righteous, And he increaseth learning.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
נתן 
Nathan 
Usage: 2011

חכם 
Chakam 
Usage: 137

man, and he will be yet wiser
חכם 
Chakam 
Usage: 27

a just
צדּיק 
Tsaddiyq 
Usage: 206

man, and he will increase
יסף 
Yacaph 
Usage: 208

Context Readings

Wisdom Prolongs Life

8 Do not reprove a scoffer, or he will hate you, Reprove a wise man and he will love you. 9 Give instruction to a wise man and he will be still wiser, Teach a righteous man and he will increase his learning. 10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.



Cross References

Proverbs 1:5

A wise man will hear and increase in learning, And a man of understanding will acquire wise counsel,

Proverbs 25:12

Like an earring of gold and an ornament of fine gold Is a wise reprover to a listening ear.

Hosea 6:3

"So let us know, let us press on to know the LORD His going forth is as certain as the dawn; And He will come to us like the rain, Like the spring rain watering the earth."

Matthew 13:11-12

Jesus answered them, "To you it has been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been granted.

2 Peter 3:18

but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.

1 John 2:20-21

But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you all know.

1 John 5:13

These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life.

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