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Proverbs 4:7

7 gWisdom is the principal thing;

Therefore get wisdom.

And in all your getting, get understanding.

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

The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom.

Though it cost all you have, get understanding.

Proverbs 4:7 — English Standard Version (ESV)

The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom,

and whatever you get, get insight.

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

Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom:

And with all thy getting get understanding.

Proverbs 4:7 — New Living Translation (NLT)

Getting wisdom is the wisest thing you can do!

And whatever else you do, develop good judgment.

Proverbs 4:7 — New Century Version (NCV)

Wisdom is the most important thing; so get wisdom.

If it costs everything you have, get understanding.

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

Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom;

Yea, with all thy getting get understanding.

Proverbs 4:7 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

The beginning of wisdom is, Get wisdom; and with all thy getting get intelligence.

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

The beginning of wisdom is to acquire wisdom. 

Acquire understanding with all that you have. 

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

Wisdom is supreme—so get wisdom.

And whatever else you get, get understanding.

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

The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom,

and whatever else you get, get insight.

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

The beginning of wisdom: Get wisdom!

With all that is in your possession, gain insight.

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

Wisdom is best. So get wisdom.

No matter what it costs, get understanding.

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

“The beginning of wisdom is: Acquire wisdom;

And with all your acquiring, get understanding.


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