Proverbs 7:4
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New International Version
Say to wisdom, "You are my sister," and to insight, "You are my relative."

New Living Translation
Love wisdom like a sister; make insight a beloved member of your family.

English Standard Version
Say to wisdom, “You are my sister,” and call insight your intimate friend,

New American Standard Bible
Say to wisdom, "You are my sister," And call understanding your intimate friend;

King James Bible
Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister; and call understanding thy kinswoman:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Say to wisdom, "You are my sister," and call understanding your relative.

International Standard Version
Say to wisdom, "You're my sister!" and call understanding your close relative,

NET Bible
Say to wisdom, "You are my sister," and call understanding a close relative,

New Heart English Bible
Tell wisdom, "You are my sister." Call understanding your relative,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Say to wisdom, “ You are my sister”, and to understanding, “My expounder of knowledge.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Say to wisdom, "You are my sister." Give the name "my relative" to understanding

JPS Tanakh 1917
Say unto wisdom: 'Thou art my sister', And call understanding thy kinswoman;

New American Standard 1977
Say to wisdom, “You are my sister,”
            And call understanding your intimate friend;

Jubilee Bible 2000
Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister, and call understanding thy kinswoman:

King James 2000 Bible
Say unto wisdom, you are my sister; and call understanding your kinswoman:

American King James Version
Say to wisdom, You are my sister; and call understanding your kinswoman:

American Standard Version
Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister; And call understanding thy kinswoman:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Say to wisdom: Thou art my sister: and call prudence thy friend,

Darby Bible Translation
Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister, and call intelligence [thy] kinswoman:

English Revised Version
Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister; and call understanding thy kinswoman:

Webster's Bible Translation
Say to wisdom, Thou art my sister; and call understanding thy kinswoman:

World English Bible
Tell wisdom, "You are my sister." Call understanding your relative,

Young's Literal Translation
Say to wisdom, 'My sister Thou art.' And cry to understanding, 'Kinswoman!'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
7:1-5 We must lay up God's commandments safely. Not only, Keep them, and you shall live; but, Keep them as those that cannot live without them. Those that blame strict and careful walking as needless and too precise, consider not that the law is to be kept as the apple of the eye; indeed the law in the heart is the eye of the soul. Let the word of God dwell in us, and so be written where it will be always at hand to be read. Thus we shall be kept from the fatal effects of our own passions, and the snares of Satan. Let God's word confirm our dread of sin, and resolutions against it.
Study Bible
Warnings about the Adulteress
3Bind them on your fingers; Write them on the tablet of your heart. 4Say to wisdom, "You are my sister," And call understanding your intimate friend; 5That they may keep you from an adulteress, From the foreigner who flatters with her words.…
Cross References
Proverbs 7:3
Bind them on your fingers; Write them on the tablet of your heart.

Proverbs 7:5
That they may keep you from an adulteress, From the foreigner who flatters with her words.
Treasury of Scripture

Say to wisdom, You are my sister; and call understanding your kinswoman:

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

Proverbs 4:6-8 Forsake her not, and she shall preserve you: love her, and she shall keep you…

Proverbs 11:18-20 The wicked works a deceitful work: but to him that sows righteousness …

Isaiah 30:8 Now go, write it before them in a table, and note it in a book, that …

Jeremiah 17:1 The sin of Judah is written with a pen of iron, and with the point …

Jeremiah 31:33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of …

2 Corinthians 3:3 For as much as you are manifestly declared to be the letter of Christ …

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