Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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 Reprove not a scorner, lest he owe thee evil will: but rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee. 9 Give a discrete man but an occasion, and he will be the wiser; teach a righteous man, and he will increase. 10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of holy things is understanding.



Cross References

Proverbs 1:5

By hearing, the wise man shall come by more wisdom:

Proverbs 25:12

The correction of the wise is, to an obedient ear, a golden chain and a Jewel of gold.

Hosea 6:3

Then shall we have understanding, and endeavor ourselves to know the LORD. He shall go forth as the spring of the day, and come unto us as the evening and morning rain upon the earth."

Matthew 13:11-12

He answered, and said unto them, "It is given unto you to know the secrets of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.

2 Peter 3:18

but grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord, and saviour Jesus Christ. To whom be glory both now and forever. Amen. {Here ends the Second General Epistle of Peter}

1 John 2:20-21

But ye have an ointment of the holy ghost, and ye know all things.

1 John 5:13

These things have I written unto you that believe in the name of the son of God, that ye may know how that ye have everlasting life, and that ye may believe in the name of the son of God.

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