Parallel Verses

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.

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 become even wiser;
Teach a righteous man and he will increase his learning.

Darby Translation

Impart to a wise man, and he will become yet wiser; teach a righteous man, and he will increase 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 say sharp words to a man of pride, or he will have hate for you; make them clear to a wise man, and you will be dear to him. 9 Give teaching to a wise man, and he will become wiser; give training to an upright man, and his learning will be increased. 10 The fear of the Lord is the start of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One gives a wise mind



Cross References

Proverbs 1:5

(The wise man, hearing, will get greater learning, and the acts of the man of good sense will be wisely guided:)

Proverbs 25:12

Like a nose-ring of gold and an ornament of the best gold, is a wise man who says sharp words to an ear ready to give attention.

Hosea 6:3

And let us have knowledge, let us go after the knowledge of the Lord; his going out is certain as the dawn, his decisions go out like the light; he will come to us like the rain, like the spring rain watering the earth.

Matthew 13:11-12

And he said to them in answer, To you is given the knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.

2 Peter 3:18

But be increased in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. May he have glory now and for ever. So be it.

1 John 2:20-21

And you have the Spirit from the Holy One and you all have knowledge.

1 John 5:13

I have put these things in writing for you who have faith in the name of the Son of God, so that you may be certain that you have eternal life.

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