Ecclesiastes 7:12
Text Analysis
3588 [e]כִּ֛י
6738 [e]בְּצֵ֥ל
[is] a defensePrep-b | N-ms
2451 [e]הַֽחָכְמָ֖ה
wisdomArt | N-fs
6738 [e]בְּצֵ֣ל
[is] a defensePrep-b | N-ms
3701 [e]הַכָּ֑סֶף
[as] moneyArt | N-ms
3504 [e]וְיִתְר֣וֹן
but the excellenceConj-w | N-msc
1847 [e]דַּ֔עַת
of knowledge [is]N-fs
2451 [e]הַֽחָכְמָ֖ה
[that] wisdomArt | N-fs
2421 [e]תְּחַיֶּ֥ה
gives lifeV-Piel-Imperf-3fs
1167 [e]בְעָלֶֽיהָ׃
to those who have itN-mpc | 3fs

Hebrew Texts
קהלת 7:12 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
כִּ֛י בְּצֵ֥ל הַֽחָכְמָ֖ה בְּצֵ֣ל הַכָּ֑סֶף וְיִתְרֹ֣ון דַּ֔עַת הַֽחָכְמָ֖ה תְּחַיֶּ֥ה בְעָלֶֽיהָ׃

קהלת 7:12 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
כי בצל החכמה בצל הכסף ויתרון דעת החכמה תחיה בעליה׃

קהלת 7:12 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
כי בצל החכמה בצל הכסף ויתרון דעת החכמה תחיה בעליה׃

קהלת 7:12 Hebrew Bible
כי בצל החכמה בצל הכסף ויתרון דעת החכמה תחיה בעליה׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
For wisdom is protection just as money is protection, But the advantage of knowledge is that wisdom preserves the lives of its possessors.

King James Bible
For wisdom is a defence, and money is a defence: but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom giveth life to them that have it.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
because wisdom is protection as money is protection, and the advantage of knowledge is that wisdom preserves the life of its owner.
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