KJV LexiconHowbeit I believed
to build up or support; to foster as a parent or nurse; figuratively to render (or be) firm or faithful, to trust or believe, to be permanent or quiet; morally to be true or certain
not the words
a word; by implication, a matter (as spoken of) or thing; adverbially, a cause
until I came
to go or come (in a wide variety of applications)
and mine eyes
an eye; by analogy, a fountain (as the eye of the landscape)
to see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitive, intransitive and causative)surely, think, view, visions.
it and behold the half
the half or middle -- half, middle, mid(-night), midst, part, two parts.
was not told
to front, i.e. stand boldly out opposite; by implication (causatively), to manifest; figuratively, to announce (always by word of mouth to one present); specifically, to expose, predict, explain, praise
me thy wisdom
wisdom (in a good sense) -- skilful, wisdom, wisely, wit.
good (as an adjective) in the widest sense; used likewise as a noun
to add or augment (often adverbial, to continue to do a thing)
something heard, i.e. an announcement -- bruit, doctrine, fame, mentioned, news, report, rumor, tidings.
which I heard
to hear intelligently (often with implication of attention, obedience, etc.; causatively, to tell, etc.)
Parallel VersesNew American Standard Bible
"Nevertheless I did not believe the reports, until I came and my eyes had seen it. And behold, the half was not told me. You exceed in wisdom and prosperity the report which I heard.
King James Bible
Howbeit I believed not the words, until I came, and mine eyes had seen it: and, behold, the half was not told me: thy wisdom and prosperity exceedeth the fame which I heard.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
But I didn't believe the reports until I came and saw with my own eyes. Indeed, I was not even told half. Your wisdom and prosperity far exceed the report I heard.
International Standard Version
"but I didn't believe it at first! But then I came here and I've seen it for myself! It's amazing! I wasn't told half of what's really great about your wisdom. You're far better in person than what the reports have said about you!
I did not believe these things until I came and saw them with my own eyes. Indeed, I didn't hear even half the story! Your wisdom and wealth surpass what was reported to me.
GOD'S WORD® Translation
But I didn't believe the reports until I came and saw it with my own eyes. I wasn't even told half of it. Your wisdom and wealth surpass the stories I've heard.
King James 2000 Bible
However I believed not the words, until I came, and my eyes had seen it: and, behold, the half was not told me: your wisdom and prosperity exceeds the fame which I heard.
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