Proverbs 23:23
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New International Version
Buy the truth and do not sell it-- wisdom, instruction and insight as well.

New Living Translation
Get the truth and never sell it; also get wisdom, discipline, and good judgment.

English Standard Version
Buy truth, and do not sell it; buy wisdom, instruction, and understanding.

New American Standard Bible
Buy truth, and do not sell it, Get wisdom and instruction and understanding.

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Buy--and do not sell--truth, wisdom, instruction, and understanding.

International Standard Version
Purchase truth, but don't sell it; store up wisdom, instruction, and understanding.

NET Bible
Acquire truth and do not sell it--wisdom, and discipline, and understanding.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Buy truth and do not sell wisdom, instruction or understanding.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Buy truth (and do not sell it), [that is,] buy wisdom, discipline, and understanding.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Buy the truth, and sell it not; Also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.

New American Standard 1977
Buy truth, and do not sell it,
            Get wisdom and instruction and understanding.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Buy the truth and sell it not, also wisdom and instruction and understanding.

King James 2000 Bible
Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.

American King James Version
Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
Buy truth, and do not sell wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.

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

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

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
Truth buy, and sell not, Wisdom, and instruction, and understanding,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
23:19-28 The gracious Saviour who purchased pardon and peace for his people, with all the affection of a tender parent, counsels us to hear and be wise, and is ready to guide our hearts in his way. Here we have an earnest call to young people, to attend to the advice of their godly parents. If the heart be guided, the steps will be guided. Buy the truth, and sell it not; be willing to part with any thing for it. Do not part with it for pleasures, honours, riches, or any thing in this world. The heart is what the great God requires. We must not think to divide the heart between God and the world; he will have all or none. Look to the rule of God's word, the conduct of his providence, and the good examples of his people. Particular cautions are given against sins most destructive to wisdom and grace in the soul. It is really a shame to make a god of the belly. Drunkenness stupifies men, and then all goes to ruin. Licentiousness takes away the heart that should be given to God. Take heed of any approaches toward this sin, it is very hard to retreat from it. It bewitches men to their ruin.
Study Bible
Consider Diligently what is Before You
22Listen to your father who begot you, And do not despise your mother when she is old. 23Buy truth, and do not sell it, Get wisdom and instruction and understanding. 24The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice, And he who sires a wise son will be glad in him.…
Cross References
Matthew 13:44
The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and in his joy he went and sold all he had and bought that field.

Proverbs 4:7
"The beginning of wisdom is: Acquire wisdom; And with all your acquiring, get understanding.

Proverbs 17:16
Why is there a price in the hand of a fool to buy wisdom, When he has no sense?

Proverbs 18:15
The mind of the prudent acquires knowledge, And the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.
Treasury of Scripture

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

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Proverbs 2:2-4 So that you incline your ear to wisdom, and apply your heart to understanding…

Proverbs 4:5-7 Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from …

Proverbs 10:1 The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a glad father: but a foolish …

Proverbs 16:16 How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding …

Proverbs 17:16 Why is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing …

Job 28:12-19 But where shall wisdom be found? and where is the place of understanding…

Psalm 119:72,127 The law of your mouth is better to me than thousands of gold and silver…

Isaiah 55:1 Ho, every one that thirsts, come you to the waters, and he that has …

Matthew 13:44,46 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like to treasure hid in a field; …

Philippians 3:7,8 But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ…

Revelation 3:18 I counsel you to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that you may be …

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Matthew 16:26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and …

Acts 20:23 Save that the Holy Ghost witnesses in every city, saying that bonds …

Hebrews 11:26 Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures …

Revelation 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of …

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