Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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 Thou shalt not reprove him mocking, lest he shall hate thee: reprove to the wise one and he will love thee. 9 Thou shalt give to the wise one and he will be more wise: make known to the just one and he will add receiving. 10 The beginning of wisdom is the fear of Jehovah, and the knowledge of the holy ones is understanding.



Cross References

Proverbs 1:5

The wise one will hear and he will add learning: and he understanding, shall obtain guidance:

Proverbs 25:12

An earring of gold and a necklace of gold, the wise one reproving upon the hearing ear.

Hosea 6:3

And we shall know, we shall pursue to know Jehovah: as the morning his going forth was prepared; and he shall come as the rain to us, as the latter rain, the early rain of the earth.

Matthew 13:11-12

And having answered, he said to them, For to you it was given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of the heavens, but to them it was not given.

2 Peter 3:18

And grow ye in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him the glory now and to the day of eternity. Amen.

1 John 2:20-21

And ye have an anointing from the Holy One, and know all things.

1 John 5:13

These I wrote to you believing in the name of the Son of God; ye might know that ye have etrnal life, and that ye might believe in the name of the Son of God.

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