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Proverbs 4:7–8

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Proverbs 4:7–8 — The New International Version (NIV)

The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom.

Though it cost all you have, get understanding.

Cherish her, and she will exalt you;

embrace her, and she will honor you.

Proverbs 4:7–8 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom:

And with all thy getting get understanding.

Exalt her, and she shall promote thee:

She shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her.

Proverbs 4:7–8 — New Living Translation (NLT)

Getting wisdom is the wisest thing you can do!

And whatever else you do, develop good judgment.

If you prize wisdom, she will make you great.

Embrace her, and she will honor you.

Proverbs 4:7–8 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Wisdom is the principal thing;

Therefore get wisdom.

And in all your getting, get understanding.

Exalt her, and she will promote you;

She will bring you honor, when you embrace her.

Proverbs 4:7–8 — New Century Version (NCV)

Wisdom is the most important thing; so get wisdom.

If it costs everything you have, get understanding.

Treasure wisdom, and it will make you great;

hold on to it, and it will bring you honor.

Proverbs 4:7–8 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom;

Yea, with all thy getting get understanding.

Exalt her, and she will promote thee;

She will bring thee to honor, when thou dost embrace her.

Proverbs 4:7–8 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

The beginning of wisdom is, Get wisdom; and with all thy getting get intelligence. Exalt her, and she shall promote thee; she shall bring thee to honour when thou dost embrace her.

Proverbs 4:7–8 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

The beginning of wisdom is to acquire wisdom. 

Acquire understanding with all that you have. 

Cherish wisdom. 

It will raise you up. 

It will bring you honor when you embrace it. 

Proverbs 4:7–8 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Wisdom is supreme—so get wisdom.

And whatever else you get, get understanding.

Cherish her, and she will exalt you;

if you embrace her, she will honor you.

Proverbs 4:7–8 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom,

and whatever else you get, get insight.

Prize her highly, and she will exalt you;

she will honor you if you embrace her.

Proverbs 4:7–8 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

The beginning of wisdom: Get wisdom!

With all that is in your possession, gain insight.

Cherish her and she will exalt you;

she will honor you if you embrace her.

Proverbs 4:7–8 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

Wisdom is best. So get wisdom.

No matter what it costs, get understanding.

Value wisdom, and she will lift you up.

Hold her close, and she will honor you.

Proverbs 4:7–8 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

“The beginning of wisdom is: Acquire wisdom;

And with all your acquiring, get understanding.

Prize her, and she will exalt you;

She will honor you if you embrace her.


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