Proverbs 23:23
Good News Translation
Truth, wisdom, learning, and good sense--these are worth paying for, but too valuable for you to sell.

Contemporary English Version
Invest in truth and wisdom, discipline and good sense, and don't part with them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Buy truth, and do not sell wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.

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Buy truth, and do not sell wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.

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Proverbs 2:2-4 For if thou shalt call for wisdom, and incline thy heart to prudence: . . .

Proverbs 4:5-7 Forsake her not, and she shall keep thee: love her, and she shall preserve thee. . . .

Proverbs 10:1 Treasures of wickedness shall profit nothing: but justice shall deliver from death.

Proverbs 16:16 Get wisdom, because it is better than gold: and purchase prudence, for it is more precious than silver.

Proverbs 17:16 What doth it avail a fool to have riches, seeing he cannot buy wisdom? He that maketh his house high, seeketh a downfall: and he that refuseth to learn, shall fall into evils.

Job 28:12-19 But where is wisdom to be found, and where is the place of understanding? . . .

Psalm 119:72,127 The law of thy mouth is good to me, above thousands of gold and silver. . . .

Isaiah 55:1 All you that thirst, come to the waters: and you that have no money make haste, buy, and eat: come ye, buy wine and milk without money, and without any price.

Matthew 13:44,46 The kingdom of heaven is like unto a treasure hidden in a field. Which a man having found, hid it, and for joy thereof goeth, and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field. . . .

Philippians 3:7,8 But the things that were gain to me, the same I have counted loss for Christ. . . .

Revelation 3:18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold, fire tried, that thou mayest be made rich and mayest be clothed in white garments: and that the shame of thy nakedness may not appear. And anoint thy eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.

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Matthew 16:26 For what doth it profit a man, if he gain the whole world and suffer the loss of his own soul? Or what exchange shall a man give for his soul?

Acts 20:23 Save that the Holy Ghost in every city witnesseth to me, saying: That bands and afflictions wait for me at Jerusalem.

Hebrews 11:26 Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasure of the Egyptians. For he looked unto the reward.

Revelation 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of the testimony: and they loved not their lives unto death.

Context
True Riches
22Hearken to thy father, that begot thee: and despise not thy mother when she is old. 23Buy truth, and do not sell wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.24The father of the just rejoiceth greatly: he that hath begotten a wise son, shall have joy in him.…
Cross References
Matthew 13:44
The kingdom of heaven is like unto a treasure hidden in a field. Which a man having found, hid it, and for joy thereof goeth, and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.

Proverbs 4:7
Take hold on her, and she shall exalt thee: thou shalt be glorified by her, when thou shalt embrace her.

Proverbs 17:16
What doth it avail a fool to have riches, seeing he cannot buy wisdom? He that maketh his house high, seeketh a downfall: and he that refuseth to learn, shall fall into evils.

Proverbs 18:15
A wise heart shall acquire knowledge: and the ear of the wise seeketh instruction.

Additional Translations
Invest in truth and never sell it—in wisdom and instruction and understanding.Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.

Buy the truth, and sell it not; Yea , wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.

Buy the truth, and sell it not; wisdom, and instruction, and intelligence.

Buy the truth, and sell it not; yea, wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.

Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.

Buy the truth, and don't sell it. Get wisdom, discipline, and understanding.

Truth buy, and sell not, Wisdom, and instruction, and understanding,
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