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Proverbs 3:13–20

Blessed Is the One Who Finds Wisdom

13  uBlessed is the one who finds wisdom,

and the one who gets understanding,

14  vfor the gain from her is better than gain from silver

and her profit better than wgold.

15  She is more precious than xjewels,

and ynothing you desire can compare with her.

16  zLong life is in her right hand;

in her left hand are ariches and honor.

17  Her bways are ways of pleasantness,

and all her paths are peace.

18  She is ca tree of life to those who dlay hold of her;

those who hold her fast are called blessed.

19  eThe Lord by wisdom founded the earth;

by understanding ehe established the heavens;

20  by his knowledge fthe deeps broke open,

and gthe clouds drop down the dew.

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Proverbs 3:13–20 — The New International Version (NIV)

13 Blessed are those who find wisdom,

those who gain understanding,

14 for she is more profitable than silver

and yields better returns than gold.

15 She is more precious than rubies;

nothing you desire can compare with her.

16 Long life is in her right hand;

in her left hand are riches and honor.

17 Her ways are pleasant ways,

and all her paths are peace.

18 She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her;

those who hold her fast will be blessed.

19 By wisdom the Lord laid the earth’s foundations,

by understanding he set the heavens in place;

20 by his knowledge the watery depths were divided,

and the clouds let drop the dew.

Proverbs 3:13–20 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

13 Happy is the man that findeth wisdom,

And the man that getteth understanding.

14 For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver,

And the gain thereof than fine gold.

15 She is more precious than rubies:

And all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.

16 Length of days is in her right hand;

And in her left hand riches and honour.

17 Her ways are ways of pleasantness,

And all her paths are peace.

18 She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her:

And happy is every one that retaineth her.

19 The Lord by wisdom hath founded the earth;

By understanding hath he established the heavens.

20 By his knowledge the depths are broken up,

And the clouds drop down the dew.

Proverbs 3:13–20 — New Living Translation (NLT)

13 Joyful is the person who finds wisdom,

the one who gains understanding.

14 For wisdom is more profitable than silver,

and her wages are better than gold.

15 Wisdom is more precious than rubies;

nothing you desire can compare with her.

16 She offers you long life in her right hand,

and riches and honor in her left.

17 She will guide you down delightful paths;

all her ways are satisfying.

18 Wisdom is a tree of life to those who embrace her;

happy are those who hold her tightly.

19 By wisdom the Lord founded the earth;

by understanding he created the heavens.

20 By his knowledge the deep fountains of the earth burst forth,

and the dew settles beneath the night sky.

Proverbs 3:13–20 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

13 Happy is the man who finds wisdom,

And the man who gains understanding;

14 For her proceeds are better than the profits of silver,

And her gain than fine gold.

15 She is more precious than rubies,

And all the things you may desire cannot compare with her.

16 Length of days is in her right hand,

In her left hand riches and honor.

17 Her ways are ways of pleasantness,

And all her paths are peace.

18 She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her,

And happy are all who retain her.

19 The Lord by wisdom founded the earth;

By understanding He established the heavens;

20 By His knowledge the depths were broken up,

And clouds drop down the dew.

Proverbs 3:13–20 — New Century Version (NCV)

13 Happy is the person who finds wisdom,

the one who gets understanding.

14 Wisdom is worth more than silver;

it brings more profit than gold.

15 Wisdom is more precious than rubies;

nothing you could want is equal to it.

16 With her right hand wisdom offers you a long life,

and with her left hand she gives you riches and honor.

17 Wisdom will make your life pleasant

and will bring you peace.

18 As a tree produces fruit, wisdom gives life to those who use it,

and everyone who uses it will be happy.

19 The Lord made the earth, using his wisdom.

He set the sky in place, using his understanding.

20 With his knowledge, he made springs flow into rivers

and the clouds drop rain on the earth.

Proverbs 3:13–20 — American Standard Version (ASV)

13 Happy is the man that findeth wisdom,

And the man that getteth understanding.

14 For the gaining of it is better than the gaining of silver,

And the profit thereof than fine gold.

15 She is more precious than rubies:

And none of the things thou canst desire are to be compared unto her.

16 Length of days is in her right hand;

In her left hand are riches and honor.

17 Her ways are ways of pleasantness,

And all her paths are peace.

18 She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her:

And happy is every one that retaineth her.

19 Jehovah by wisdom founded the earth;

By understanding he established the heavens.

20 By his knowledge the depths were broken up,

And the skies drop down the dew.

Proverbs 3:13–20 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

13 Blessed is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. 14 For the gain thereof is better than the gain of silver, and her revenue than fine gold. 15 She is more precious than rubies; and all the things thou canst desire are not equal unto her. 16 Length of days is in her right hand; in her left hand riches and honour. 17 Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace. 18 She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her; and happy is he that retaineth her. 19 Jehovah by wisdom founded the earth; by understanding he established the heavens. 20 By his knowledge the deeps were broken up, and the skies drop down the dew.

Proverbs 3:13–20 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

13 Blessed is the one who finds wisdom 

and the one who obtains understanding. 

14 The profit ⸤gained⸥ from ⸤wisdom⸥ is greater than 

the profit ⸤gained⸥ from silver. 

Its yield is better than fine gold. 

15 ⸤Wisdom⸥ is more precious than jewels, 

and all your desires cannot equal it. 

16 Long life is in ⸤wisdom’s⸥ right hand. 

In ⸤wisdom’s⸥ left hand are riches and honor. 

17 ⸤Wisdom’s⸥ ways are pleasant ways, 

and all its paths lead to peace. 

18 ⸤Wisdom⸥ is a tree of life 

for those who take firm hold of it. 

Those who cling to it are blessed. 

19 By Wisdom the Lord laid the foundation of the earth. 

By understanding he established the heavens. 

20 By his knowledge the deep waters were divided, 

and the skies dropped dew. 

Proverbs 3:13–20 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

13 Happy is a man who finds wisdom

and who acquires understanding,

14 for she is more profitable than silver,

and her revenue is better than gold.

15 She is more precious than jewels;

nothing you desire compares with her.

16 Long life is in her right hand;

in her left, riches and honor.

17 Her ways are pleasant,

and all her paths, peaceful.

18 She is a tree of life to those who embrace her,

and those who hold on to her are happy.

19 The Lord founded the earth by wisdom

and established the heavens by understanding.

20 By His knowledge the watery depths broke open,

and the clouds dripped with dew.

Proverbs 3:13–20 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

13 Happy are those who find wisdom,

and those who get understanding,

14 for her income is better than silver,

and her revenue better than gold.

15 She is more precious than jewels,

and nothing you desire can compare with her.

16 Long life is in her right hand;

in her left hand are riches and honor.

17 Her ways are ways of pleasantness,

and all her paths are peace.

18 She is a tree of life to those who lay hold of her;

those who hold her fast are called happy.

19 The Lord by wisdom founded the earth;

by understanding he established the heavens;

20 by his knowledge the deeps broke open,

and the clouds drop down the dew.

Proverbs 3:13–20 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

13 Happy is the one who finds wisdom,

and one who obtains understanding.

14 For her income is better than the income of silver,

and her revenue than that of gold.

15 She is more precious than rubies,

and all your desires shall not compare with her.

16 Length of days is in her right hand;

in her left hand are riches and honor.

17 Her ways are ways of pleasantness,

and all her paths are peace.

18 She is a tree of life for those who seize her;

those who take hold of her are considered happy.

19 Yahweh in wisdom founded the earth;

he established the heavens in understanding.

20 With his knowledge, depths broke open,

and clouds dropped dew.

Proverbs 3:13–20 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

13 Blessed is the one who finds wisdom.

Blessed is the one who gains understanding.

14 Wisdom pays better than silver does.

She earns more than gold does.

15 She is worth more than rubies.

Nothing you want can compare with her.

16 Long life is in her right hand.

In her left hand are riches and honor.

17 Her ways are pleasant ways.

All her paths lead to peace.

18 She is a tree of life to those who hold her close.

Those who hold on to her will be blessed.

19 By wisdom the Lord laid the earth’s foundations.

Through understanding he set the heavens in place.

20 By his knowledge the seas were separated,

and the clouds dropped their dew.

Proverbs 3:13–20 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

13 How blessed is the man who finds wisdom

And the man who gains understanding.

14 For her profit is better than the profit of silver

And her gain better than fine gold.

15 She is more precious than jewels;

And nothing you desire compares with her.

16 Long life is in her right hand;

In her left hand are riches and honor.

17 Her ways are pleasant ways

And all her paths are peace.

18 She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her,

And happy are all who hold her fast.

19 The Lord by wisdom founded the earth,

By understanding He established the heavens.

20 By His knowledge the deeps were broken up

And the skies drip with dew.