Proverbs 18:15

“The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the eare of the wise seeketh knowledge.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The mind of the prudent acquires knowledge, And the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; And the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The heart of the man of good sense gets knowledge; the ear of the wise is searching for knowledge.
- Basic English Bible

The heart of an intelligent [man] getteth knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.
- Darby Bible

The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.
- Webster's Bible

The heart of the discerning gets knowledge. The ear of the wise seeks knowledge.
- World English Bible

The heart of the intelligent getteth knowledge, And the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Proverbs 18

  • THEGOAT1234
    I THINK THAT HAVE FRIEND IS GOOD
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 18:21 DEATH AND LIFE ARE IN THE POWER OF THE TONGUE AND THEY THAT LOVE IT SHALL EAT THE FRUIT THEREOF MATTHEW 12:37 FOR BY THY WORDS THOU SHALT BE JUSTIFIED AND BY THY WORDS THOU SHALT BE CONDEMNED
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 18:21 DEATH AND LIFE ARE IN THE POWER OF THE TONGUE AND THEY THAT LOVE IT SHALL EAT THE FRUIT THEREOF **** JEREMIAH 15:16 THY WORDS WERE FOUND AND I DID EAT THEM AND THY WORD WAS UNTO ME THE JOY AND REJOICING OF MINE HEART FOR I AM CALLED BY THY NAME O LORD GOD OF HOSTS **** PROVERBS 10:17 HE IS IN THE WAY OF LIFE THAT KEEPETH INSTRUCTION BUT HE THAT REFUSETH REPROOF ERRETH
  • Irene123
    V. 24 - " ... and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a 'brother'." I highlighted brother because - it just occurred to me brother could also very well mean brother in the church; not just blood brother.
  • Irene123
    'Jesus' is all through the O.T. The whole of the O.T. is all about Jesus. Luke 24:44, Jn. 20:28 - Thomas was a DEVOUT Jew. NO Jew will call anyone 'Lord' and 'God' except He is that. Deut.6:4 - Hear O Israel, the Lord your God is one Lord," (Shema). Nor did Jesus, being a DEVOUT Jew, rebuke Thomas. The name Jehovah translates to Jesus.
  • Brianna
    "Jehovah's" name is a source of protection. That's why it's critical to know this name. Yet Sadly, even with the KJ that name is obscured by TITLES such as LORD. It's capitalized and italicized so we know that the translator understood the omission of the Divine Name.

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