Proverbs 9:9
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English Standard Version
Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.

King James Bible
Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.

American Standard Version
Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: Teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Give an occasion to a wise man, and wisdom shall be added to him. Teach a just man, and he shall make haste to receive it.

English Revised Version
Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.

Webster's Bible Translation
Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.

Proverbs 9:9 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The verb קרא, when a feast is spoken of, means to invite; קראים, Proverbs 9:18 (cf. 1 Samuel 9:13, etc.), are the guests. נערותיה the lxx translates τοὺς ἑαυτῆς δούλους, but certainly here the disciples are meant who already are in the service of Wisdom; but that those who are invited to Wisdom are thought of as feminine, arises from the tasteful execution of the picture. The invitation goes forth to be known to all far and wide, so that in her servants Wisdom takes her stand in the high places of the city. Instead of בּראשׁ, Proverbs 8:2; Proverbs 1:21, there is used here the expression על־גּפּי. We must distinguish the Semitic גּף ( equals ganf), wings, from גנף equals כנף, to cover, and גּף ( equals gaff or ganf), the bark, which is derived either from גּפף or גּנף, Arab. jnf, convexus, incurvus et extrinsecus gibber fuit, hence originally any surface bent outwards or become crooked (cf. the roots cap, caf, קב כף גף גב, etc.), here the summit of a height (Fl.); thus not super alis (after the analogy of πτερύγιον, after Suidas equals ἀκρωτήριον), but super dorsis (as in Lat. we say δορσυμ μοντις, and also viae).

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Proverbs 1:5 A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain to wise counsels:

Proverbs 25:12 As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover on an obedient ear.

Hosea 6:3 Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come to us as the rain...

Matthew 13:11,12 He answered and said to them, Because it is given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given...

2 Peter 3:18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.

1 John 2:20,21 But you have an unction from the Holy One, and you know all things...

1 John 5:13 These things have I written to you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that you may know that you have eternal life...

Cross References
Proverbs 1:5
Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance,

Proverbs 10:14
The wise lay up knowledge, but the mouth of a fool brings ruin near.

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