Proverbs 4:7 {8}
Good News Translation
Getting wisdom is the most important thing you can do. Whatever else you get, get insight.

Contemporary English Version
The best thing about Wisdom is Wisdom herself; good sense is more important than anything else.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Take hold on her, and she shall exalt thee: thou shalt be glorified by her, when thou shalt embrace her.

New American Bible
The beginning of wisdom is: get wisdom; whatever else you get, get understanding.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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

wisdom is

Ecclesiastes 7:12 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.

Ecclesiastes 9:16-18 And I said that wisdom is better than strength: how then is the wisdom of the poor man slighted, and his words not heard? . . .

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. . . .

Luke 10:42 But one thing is necessary. Mary hath chosen the best part, which shall not be taken away from her.

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.

with

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

Proverbs 21:6 He that gathereth treasures by a lying tongue, is vain and foolish, and shall stumble upon the snares of death.

Psalm 49:16-20 Be not thou afraid, when a man shall be made rich, and when the glory of his house shall be increased. . . .

Ecclesiastes 2:4-9 I made me great works, I built me houses, and planted vineyards, . . .

Mark 8:36,37 For what shall it profit a man, if he gain the whole world and suffer the loss of his soul? . . .

Luke 12:20 But God said to him: Thou fool, this night do they require thy soul of thee. And whose shall those things be which thou hast provided?

get understanding

Psalm 119:104 By thy commandments I have had understanding: therefore have I hated every way of iniquity.

Context
A Father's Instruction
6The beginning of wisdom, get wisdom, and with all thy possession purchase prudence. 7Take hold on her, and she shall exalt thee: thou shalt be glorified by her, when thou shalt embrace her.8She shall give to thy head increase of graces, and protect thee with a noble crown.…
Cross References
Proverbs 4:5
Forsake her not, and she shall keep thee: love her, and she shall preserve thee.

Proverbs 8:23
The depths were not as yet, and I was already conceived, neither had the fountains of waters as yet sprung out.

Proverbs 23:23
Buy truth, and do not sell wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.

Additional Translations
Wisdom is supreme; therefore acquire wisdom. And whatever else you obtain, gain understanding.Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all your getting get understanding.

Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom; Yea, with all thy getting get understanding.

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

Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: yea, with all thou hast gotten get understanding.

Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.

Wisdom is supreme. Get wisdom. Yes, though it costs all your possessions, get understanding.

The first thing is wisdom -- get wisdom, And with all thy getting get understanding.
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