Ecclesiastes 7:12
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New International Version
Wisdom is a shelter as money is a shelter, but the advantage of knowledge is this: Wisdom preserves those who have it.


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.


International Standard Version
Indeed, wisdom gives protection, just like money does, but it's better to know that wisdom gives life, to those who have mastered it.


American Standard Version
For wisdom is a defence, even as money is a defence; but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom preserveth the life of him that hath it.


Douay-Rheims Bible
For as wisdom is a defence, so money is a defence : but learning and wisdom excel in this, that they give life to him that possesseth them.


Darby Bible Translation
For wisdom is a defence as money is a defence; but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom maketh them that possess it to live.


Young's Literal Translation
For wisdom is a defense, money is a defence, And the advantage of the knowledge of wisdom is, She reviveth her possessors.
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Context
The Value of Wisdom

1A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one's birth. 2It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart. 3Sorrow is better than laughter: for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better. 4The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning; but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth. 5It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise, than for a man to hear the song of fools. 6For as the crackling of thorns under a pot, so is the laughter of the fool: this also is vanity. 7Surely oppression makes a wise man mad; and a gift destroys the heart. 8Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit. 9Be not hasty in your spirit to be angry: for anger rests in the bosom of fools. 10Say not you, What is the cause that the former days were better than these? for you do not inquire wisely concerning this. 11Wisdom is good with an inheritance: and by it there is profit to them that see the sun. 12For wisdom is a defense, and money is a defense: but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom gives life to them that have it. 13Consider the work of God: for who can make that straight, which he has made crooked? 14In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider: God also has set the one over against the other, to the end that man should find nothing after him.
Cross References
Proverbs 3:18
She is a tree of life to them that lay hold on her: and happy is every one that retains her.


Proverbs 8:35
For whoever finds me finds life, and shall obtain favor of the LORD.


Ecclesiastes 2:13
Then I saw that wisdom excels folly, as far as light excels darkness.


Ecclesiastes 7:19
Wisdom strengthens the wise more than ten mighty men which are in the city.


Ecclesiastes 9:16
Then said I, Wisdom is better than strength: nevertheless the poor man's wisdom is despised, and his words are not heard.


Ecclesiastes 9:18
Wisdom is better than weapons of war: but one sinner destroys much good.


Ecclesiastes 10:19
A feast is made for laughter, and wine makes merry: but money answers all things.


Treasury of Scripture

For wisdom is a defense, and money is a defense: but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom gives life to them that have it.

wisdom

Job 1:10 Have not you made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he has on every side?...

Job 22:21-15 Acquaint now yourself with him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come to you...

Proverbs 2:7,11 He lays up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly...

Proverbs 14:20 The poor is hated even of his own neighbor: but the rich has many friends.

Proverbs 18:10,11 The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runs into it, and is safe...

Isaiah 33:6 And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of your times, and strength of salvation: the fear of the LORD is his treasure.

a defence

Judges 9:15 And the bramble said to the trees, If in truth you anoint me king over you, then come and put your trust in my shadow: and if not...

Psalm 57:1 Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me: for my soul trusts in you: yes, in the shadow of your wings will I make my refuge...

Isaiah 30:2 That walk to go down into Egypt, and have not asked at my mouth; to strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh...

Isaiah 32:2 And a man shall be as an hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest; as rivers of water in a dry place...

the excellency

Deuteronomy 30:19,20 I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing...

Deuteronomy 32:47 For it is not a vain thing for you; because it is your life: and through this thing you shall prolong your days in the land...

Proverbs 3:18 She is a tree of life to them that lay hold on her: and happy is every one that retains her.

Proverbs 8:35 For whoever finds me finds life, and shall obtain favor of the LORD.

Proverbs 9:11 For by me your days shall be multiplied, and the years of your life shall be increased.

Proverbs 11:4 Riches profit not in the day of wrath: but righteousness delivers from death.

John 12:50 And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatever I speak therefore, even as the Father said to me, so I speak.

John 17:3 And this is life eternal, that they might know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.

Philippians 3:8 Yes doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord...

Strong's Concordance
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.
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