Proverbs 23:23

“Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Buy the trueth, and sell it not; also wisedome and instruction and vnderstanding.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Buy truth, and do not sell {it,} {Get} wisdom and instruction and understanding.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Buy the truth, and sell it not; `Yea', wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Get for yourself that which is true, and do not let it go for money; get wisdom and teaching and good sense.
- Basic English Bible

Buy the truth, and sell it not; wisdom, and instruction, and intelligence.
- Darby Bible

Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.
- Webster's Bible

Buy the truth, and don't sell it. Get wisdom, discipline, and understanding.
- World English Bible

Truth buy, and sell not, Wisdom, and instruction, and understanding,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 23:23


23:23 Buy - Purchase it upon any terms, spare no pains or cost. Truth - The true and saving knowledge of God's will. Sell it not - Do not forsake it for any worldly advantage.


Discussion for Proverbs 23:23

  • Mabel,o.medon for verse 23
    This verse rates truth or wisdom to be very precious.its something worth having, like a treasure that should be sought and later guarded at all cost.its also talking about knowledge even concerning spiritual things. One big mistake that some christians make is that after getting saved, they assume that they know it all. We should be willing to be tutored so that we can work better in our father's vineyard.

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