Proverbs 8:12
New International Version
"I, wisdom, dwell together with prudence; I possess knowledge and discretion.

New Living Translation
“I, Wisdom, live together with good judgment. I know where to discover knowledge and discernment.

English Standard Version
“I, wisdom, dwell with prudence, and I find knowledge and discretion.

Berean Study Bible
I, wisdom, dwell together with prudence, and I find knowledge and discretion.

King James Bible
I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions.

New King James Version
“I, wisdom, dwell with prudence, And find out knowledge and discretion.

New American Standard Bible
“I, wisdom, dwell with prudence, And I find knowledge and discretion.

NASB 1995
"I, wisdom, dwell with prudence, And I find knowledge and discretion.

NASB 1977
“I, wisdom, dwell with prudence, And I find knowledge and discretion.

Amplified Bible
“I, [godly] wisdom, reside with prudence [good judgment, moral courage and astute common sense], And I find knowledge and discretion.

Christian Standard Bible
I, wisdom, share a home with shrewdness and have knowledge and discretion.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I, Wisdom, share a home with shrewdness and have knowledge and discretion.

American Standard Version
I wisdom have made prudence my dwelling, And find out knowledge and discretion.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I, Wisdom, have created cunning and I own knowledge and reason.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
I wisdom have dwelt with counsel and knowledge, and I have called upon understanding.

Contemporary English Version
I am Wisdom--Common Sense is my closest friend; I possess knowledge and sound judgment.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I wisdom dwell in counsel, and am present in learned thoughts.

English Revised Version
I wisdom have made subtilty my dwelling, and find out knowledge and discretion.

Good News Translation
I am Wisdom, and I have insight; I have knowledge and sound judgment.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"I, Wisdom, live with insight, and I acquire knowledge and foresight.

International Standard Version
"I, wisdom, am related to prudence. I know how to be discreet.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I wisdom dwell with prudence, And find out knowledge of devices.

Literal Standard Version
I, wisdom, have dwelt with prudence, "" And I find out a knowledge of purposes.

NET Bible
"I, wisdom, live with prudence, and I find knowledge and discretion.

New Heart English Bible
"I, wisdom, have made prudence my dwelling. Find out knowledge and discretion.

World English Bible
"I, wisdom, have made prudence my dwelling. Find out knowledge and discretion.

Young's Literal Translation
I, wisdom, have dwelt with prudence, And a knowledge of devices I find out.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Excellence of Wisdom
11For wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire compares with her. 12I, wisdom, dwell together with prudence, and I find knowledge and discretion. 13To fear the LORD is to hate evil; I hate arrogant pride, evil conduct, and perverse speech.…

Cross References
Proverbs 1:4
To impart prudence to the simple and knowledge and discretion to the young,

Proverbs 8:5
O simple ones, learn to be shrewd; O fools, gain understanding.


Treasury of Scripture

I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions.

wisdom

Psalm 104:24
O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches.

Isaiah 55:8,9
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD…

Romans 11:33
O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!

prudence

Exodus 31:3-6
And I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship, …

Exodus 35:30-35
And Moses said unto the children of Israel, See, the LORD hath called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah; …

Exodus 36:1-4
Then wrought Bezaleel and Aholiab, and every wise hearted man, in whom the LORD put wisdom and understanding to know how to work all manner of work for the service of the sanctuary, according to all that the LORD had commanded…









(12) Dwell with prudence.--('ormah), literally, inhabit it, have settled down and taken up my abode with it, am at home there.

Witty inventions.--Literally, well thought out plans (mezimmoth) translated "discretion" (Proverbs 1:4).

Verse 12-21. - Wisdom tells of her own excellence. Verse 12. - I wisdom dwell with prudence; rather, as in the Revised Version, I have made subtilty (ver. 5) my dwelling. Wisdom inhabits prudence, animates and possesses that cleverness and tact which is needed for the practical purposes of life. So the Lord is said to "inhabit eternity" (Isaiah 57:15). Septuagint, "I wisdom dwelt (κατεσκήνωσα) in counsel and knowledge," which recalls, "The Word was made flesh, and dwelt (ἐσκήνωσεν) among us" (John 1:14). In 1 Timothy 6:16 we find the expression, "Who alone hath (μόνος ἔχων) immortality," exchanged with the phrase, "Who dwelleth (οἰκῶν) in the unapproachable light." And find out knowledge of witty inventions. This rendering refers to the production and solution of dark sayings which Wisdom effects. But the expression is better rendered, "knowledge of deeds of discretion" (ch. 1:4), or "of right counsels," and it signifies that Wisdom presides over all well considered designs, that they are not beyond her sphere, and that she has and uses the knowledge of them. Septuagint, "I (ἐγὼ) called upon understanding," i.e. it is I who inspire all good and righteous thought.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
I,
אֲ‍ֽנִי־ (’ănî-)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's 589: I

wisdom,
חָ֭כְמָה (ḥāḵ·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 2451: Wisdom

dwell together
שָׁכַ֣נְתִּי (šā·ḵan·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 7931: To settle down, abide, dwell

with prudence,
עָרְמָ֑ה (‘ā·rə·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 6195: Trickery, discretion

and I find
אֶמְצָֽא׃ (’em·ṣā)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 4672: To come forth to, appear, exist, to attain, find, acquire, to occur, meet, be present

knowledge
וְדַ֖עַת (wə·ḏa·‘aṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 1847: Knowledge

and discretion.
מְזִמּ֣וֹת (mə·zim·mō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 4209: A plan, evil, sometimes good


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