Ecclesiastes 7:11 {12}
Good News Translation
Everyone who lives ought to be wise; it is as good as receiving an inheritance

Contemporary English Version
Having wisdom is better than an inheritance.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Wisdom with riches is more profitable, and bringeth more advantage to them that see the sun.

New American Bible
Wisdom is as good as an inheritance and profitable to those who see the sun.

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Wisdom with riches is more profitable, and bringeth more advantage to them that see the sun.

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Ecclesiastes 9:15-18 Now there was found in it a man poor and wise, and he delivered the city by his wisdom, and no man afterward remembered that poor man. . . .

1 Kings 3:6-9 And Solomon said: Thou hast shewed great mercy to thy servant David, my father, even as he walked before thee in truth, and justice, and an upright heart with thee: and thou hast kept thy great mercy for him, and hast given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day. . . .

Luke 16:8,9 And the lord commended the unjust steward, forasmuch as he had done wisely: for the children of this world are wiser in their generation than the children of light. . . .

1 Timothy 6:17-19 Charge the rich of this world not to be highminded nor to trust in the uncertainty of riches, but in the living God (who giveth us abundantly all things to enjoy) . . .

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Ecclesiastes 11:7 The light is sweet, and it is delightful for the eyes to see the sun.

Context
The Value of Wisdom
10Say not: What thinkest thou is the cause that former times were better than they are now? for this manner of question is foolish. 11Wisdom with riches is more profitable, and bringeth more advantage to them that see the sun.12For as wisdom is a defence, so money is a defence: but learning and wisdom excel in this, that they give life to him that possesseth them.…
Cross References
Proverbs 8:10
For wisdom is better than all the most precious things: and whatsoever may be desired cannot be compared to it.

Proverbs 8:11
I, wisdom, dwell in counsel, and am present in learned thoughts.

Ecclesiastes 2:13
And I saw that wisdom excelled folly, as much as light differeth from darkness.

Ecclesiastes 7:10
Say not: What thinkest thou is the cause that former times were better than they are now? for this manner of question is foolish.

Ecclesiastes 11:7
The light is sweet, and it is delightful for the eyes to see the sun.

Additional Translations
Wisdom, like an inheritance, is good, and it benefits those who see the sun.Wisdom is good with an inheritance: and by it there is profit to them that see the sun.

Wisdom is as good as an inheritance; yea, more excellent is it for them that see the sun.

Wisdom is good with an inheritance: and there is an advantage by it to them that see the sun.

Wisdom is as good as an inheritance, and profitable to them that see the sun.

Wisdom is as good as an inheritance: yea, more excellent is it for them that see the sun.

Wisdom is good with an inheritance: and by it there is profit to them that see the sun.

Wisdom is as good as an inheritance. Yes, it is more excellent for those who see the sun.

Wisdom is good with an inheritance, And an advantage it is to those beholding the sun.
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