Proverbs 4:7
Modern Translations
New International Version
The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.

New Living Translation
Getting wisdom is the wisest thing you can do! And whatever else you do, develop good judgment.

English Standard Version
The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom, and whatever you get, get insight.

Berean Study Bible
Wisdom is supreme; so acquire wisdom. And whatever you may acquire, gain understanding.

New American Standard Bible
“The beginning of wisdom is: Acquire wisdom; And with all your possessions, acquire understanding.

NASB 1995
"The beginning of wisdom is: Acquire wisdom; And with all your acquiring, get understanding.

NASB 1977
“The beginning of wisdom is: Acquire wisdom; And with all your acquiring, get understanding.

Amplified Bible
“The beginning of wisdom is: Get [skillful and godly] wisdom [it is preeminent]! And with all your acquiring, get understanding [actively seek spiritual discernment, mature comprehension, and logical interpretation].

Christian Standard Bible
Wisdom is supreme—so get wisdom. And whatever else you get, get understanding.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Wisdom is supreme--so get wisdom. And whatever else you get, get understanding.

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

Good News Translation
Getting wisdom is the most important thing you can do. Whatever else you get, get insight.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The beginning of wisdom is to acquire wisdom. Acquire understanding with all that you have.

International Standard Version
Wisdom is of utmost importance, therefore get wisdom, and with all your effort work to acquire understanding.

NET Bible
Wisdom is supreme--so acquire wisdom, and whatever you acquire, acquire understanding!
Classic Translations
King James Bible
Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.

New King James Version
Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding.

King James 2000 Bible
Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all your getting get understanding.

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

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

American King James Version
Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all your getting get understanding.

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

A Faithful Version
Wisdom is the principal thing; get wisdom; and with all your getting get understanding.

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

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

Webster's Bible Translation
Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
Wisedome is the beginning: get wisedome therefore: and aboue all thy possession get vnderstanding.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
The chiefe poynt of wysdome, is to possesse wysdome: and before all thy goodes to get thee vnderstanding.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
The chefe poynte of wysdome is, that thou be wyllynge to opteyne wysdome, and before all thy goodes to get the vnderstondynge.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
The first thing [is] wisdom—get wisdom, "" And with all your getting get understanding.

Young's Literal Translation
The first thing is wisdom -- get wisdom, And with all thy getting get understanding.

Smith's Literal Translation
Wisdom the beginning; obtain wisdom, and with all thine acquisition, obtain understanding.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
The beginning of wisdom, get wisdom, and with all thy possession purchase prudence.

Catholic Public Domain Version
The beginning of wisdom is to obtain wisdom, and, with all that you possess, to acquire prudence.

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
Wisdom is the summit; get wisdom, and with all your possessions purchase understanding.

Lamsa Bible
Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom; and with all your substance get understanding.

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
The beginning of wisdom is: Get wisdom; Yea, with all thy getting get understanding.








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