Proverbs 24:3

“Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Through wisedome is an house builded, and by vnderstanding it is established.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

By wisdom a house is built, And by understanding it is established;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Through wisdom is a house builded; And by understanding it is established;
- American Standard Version (1901)

The building of a house is by wisdom, and by reason it is made strong:
- Basic English Bible

Through wisdom is a house built, and by understanding it is established;
- Darby Bible

Through wisdom is a house built; and by understanding it is established:
- Webster's Bible

Through wisdom a house is built; by understanding it is established;
- World English Bible

By wisdom is a house builded, And by understanding it establisheth itself.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Through wisdom is a house builded; and by understanding it is established;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 24:3


24:3 Through wisdom - There is no need that thou shouldest raise thy family by ruining others, which thou mayest more effectually do by wisdom.


Discussion for Proverbs 24

  • Watchful
    The answer to this question posted by Rita is simple. The various versions stem from two veins:
    Man's desire to produce a more accurate version (such as the NASB) and man's rebellion against the established Word of God. If sinful man doesn't like what he reads, he simply rewords it, or deletes it. Man will answer for his rebellion, be rest assured.
  • A disciple
    Rita Lee; "Accommodating an agenda" is a good way to put it! There IS an answer to your question, but its complicated and lengthy: you might enjoy doing a research and study of the subject; but be forewarned, there are many misleading voices and much wrong information! In short, there were basically two streams; the Anointed and True Text, and evil men's manipulation and corruption of the Word.
  • Rita Lee
    I prefer try to live in accordance to the KJV version of the Holy Bible, and refer to the Basic Bible. I can't grasp the necessity of all the other versions. It angers me that man attempts to manipulate everything, even something as simple as a play on words to accomodate an agenda. Why so many !!??
  • JPW
    In verse 16, when we fall into temptation we need to rise again, and not get discouraged by it
  • Faith gp
    You must personnalize who Jesus in your life and protect your spirit man with the word of God,above all, wisdom is the principal thing
  • BSP
    Verse 10: If we lose hope and become discouraged, our strength will become puny or small.

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