Ecclesiastes 7:12 {13}
Good News Translation
and will give you as much security as money can. Wisdom keeps you safe--this is the advantage of knowledge.

Contemporary English Version
Wisdom will protect you just like money; knowledge with good sense will lead you to life.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For 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.

New American Bible
For the protection of wisdom is as the protection of money; and knowledge is profitable because wisdom gives life to those who possess it.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

For 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.

wisdom

Job 1:10 Hast thou not made a fence for him, and his house, and all his substance round about, blessed the works of his hands, and his possession hath increased on the earth?

Job 22:21-15 Submit thyself then to him, and be at peace: and thereby thou shalt have the best fruits. . . .

Proverbs 2:7,11 Keeping the paths of justice, and guarding the ways of saints. . . .

Proverbs 14:20 The poor man shall be hateful even to his own neighbour: but the friends of the rich are many.

Proverbs 18:10,11 The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the just runneth to it, and shall be exalted. . . .

Isaiah 33:6 And there shall be faith in thy times: riches of salvation, wisdom and knowledge: the fear of the Lord is his treasure.

a defence

Judges 9:15 And it answered them: If, indeed, you mean to make me king, come ye, and rest under my shadow: but if you mean it not, let fire come out from the bramble, and devour the cedars of Libanus.

Psalm 57:1 Unto the end, destroy not, for David, for an inscription of a title, when he fled from Saul into the cave. [2] Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me: for my soul trusteth in thee. And in the shadow of thy wings will I hope, until iniquity pass away.

Isaiah 30:2 Who walk to go down into Egypt, and have not asked at my mouth, hoping for help in the strength of Pharao, and trusting in the shadow of Egypt.

Isaiah 32:2 And a man shall be as when one is hid from the wind, and hideth himself from a storm, as rivers of waters in drought, and the shadow of a rock that standeth out in a desert land.

the excellency

Deuteronomy 30:19,20 I call heaven and earth to witness this day, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing. Choose therefore life, that both thou and thy seed may live: . . .

Deuteronomy 32:47 For they are not commanded you in vain, but that every one should live in them, and that doing them you may continue a long time in the land whither you are going over the Jordan to possess it.

Proverbs 3:18 The Lord by wisdom hath founded the earth, hath established the heavens by prudence.

Proverbs 8:35 But he that shall sin against me shall hurt his own soul. All that hate me love death.

Proverbs 9:11 If thou be wise, thou shalt be so to thyself: and if a scorner, thou alone shalt bear the evil.

Proverbs 11:4 The justice of the upright shall make his way prosperous: and the wicked man shall fall by his own wickedness.

John 12:50 And I know that his commandment is life everlasting. The things therefore that I speak, even as the Father said unto me, so do I speak.

John 17:3 Now this is eternal life: That they may know thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

Philippians 3:8 Furthermore, I count all things to be but loss for the excellent knowledge of Jesus Christ, my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things and count them but as dung, that I may gain Christ.

Context
The Value of Wisdom
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.13Consider the works of God, that no man can correct whom he hath despised.…
Cross References
Proverbs 3:18
The Lord by wisdom hath founded the earth, hath established the heavens by prudence.

Proverbs 8:35
But he that shall sin against me shall hurt his own soul. All that hate me love death.

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

Ecclesiastes 7:19
Wisdom hath strengthened the wise more than ten princes of the city.

Ecclesiastes 9:16
And I said that wisdom is better than strength: how then is the wisdom of the poor man slighted, and his words not heard?

Ecclesiastes 9:18
Better is wisdom, than weapons of war: and he that shall offend in one, shall lose many good things.

Ecclesiastes 10:19
For laughter they make bread, and wine that the living may feast: and all things obey money.

Additional Translations
For wisdom, like money, is a shelter, and the advantage of knowledge is that wisdom preserves the life of its owner.For wisdom is a defense, and money is a defense: but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom gives life to them that have it.

For wisdom is a defence, even as money is a defence; but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom preserveth the life of him that hath it.

For wisdom in its shadow is as the shadow of silver: and the excellence of the knowledge of wisdom will give life to him that has it.

For wisdom is a defence [as] money is a defence; but the excellency of knowledge is, [that] wisdom maketh them that possess it to live.

For wisdom is a defence, even as money is a defence: but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom preserveth the life of him that hath it.

For wisdom is a defense, and money is a defense: but the excellence of knowledge is, that wisdom giveth life to them that have it.

For wisdom is a defense, even as money is a defense; but the excellency of knowledge is that wisdom preserves the life of him who has it.

For wisdom is a defense, money is a defence, And the advantage of the knowledge of wisdom is, She reviveth her possessors.
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