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Proverbs 23:23

    Proverbs 23:23 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Buy the truth, and sell it not; Yea , wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

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

    Webster's Revision

    Buy the truth, and sell it not; Yea , wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.

    World English Bible

    Buy the truth, and don't sell it. Get wisdom, discipline, and understanding.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Buy the truth, and sell it not; yea, wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 23:23

    Buy the truth - Acquire the knowledge of God at all events; and in order to do this, too much pains, industry, and labor cannot be expended.

    And sell it not - When once acquired, let no consideration deprive thee of it. Cleave to and guard it, even at the risk of thy life. Coverdale translates: "Labour for to get the treuth; sell not awaye wissdome."

    Verses Related to Proverbs 23:23

    Psalms 94:12 - Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O LORD, and teachest him out of thy law;
    Romans 5:3 - And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;
    2 Timothy 1:7 - For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.