Proverbs 24:14
New International Version
Know also that wisdom is like honey for you: If you find it, there is a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.

New Living Translation
In the same way, wisdom is sweet to your soul. If you find it, you will have a bright future, and your hopes will not be cut short.

English Standard Version
Know that wisdom is such to your soul; if you find it, there will be a future, and your hope will not be cut off.

Berean Study Bible
Know that wisdom is sweet for your soul. If you find it, there is a future for you, and your hope will never be cut off.

New American Standard Bible
Know that wisdom is thus for your soul; If you find it, then there will be a future, And your hope will not be cut off.

King James Bible
So shall the knowledge of wisdom be unto thy soul: when thou hast found it, then there shall be a reward, and thy expectation shall not be cut off.

Christian Standard Bible
realize that wisdom is the same for you. If you find it, you will have a future, and your hope will never fade.

Contemporary English Version
Wisdom is like honey for your life--if you find it, your future is bright.

Good News Translation
you may be sure that wisdom is good for the soul. Get wisdom and you have a bright future.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
realize that wisdom is the same for you. If you find it, you will have a future, and your hope will never fade.

International Standard Version
Keep in mind that wisdom is like that for your soul; if you find it, there will be a future for you, and what you hope for won't be cut short.

NET Bible
Likewise, know that wisdom is sweet to your soul; if you find it, you will have a future, and your hope will not be cut off.

New Heart English Bible
Likewise, know that wisdom is such to your soul; if you have found it, then there will be a reward, and your hope will not be cut off.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
So also you will find wisdom to your soul, and it will be the end to you, and your hope will not be cut off.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The knowledge of wisdom is like that for your soul. If you find it, then there is a future, and your hope will never be cut off.

JPS Tanakh 1917
So know thou wisdom to be unto thy soul; If thou hast found it, then shall there be a future, And thy hope shall not be cut off.

New American Standard 1977
Know that wisdom is thus for your soul; If you find it, then there will be a future, And your hope will not be cut off.

Jubilee Bible 2000
So shall the knowledge of wisdom be unto thy soul: if thou shalt find it, and in the end thy hope shall not be cut off.

King James 2000 Bible
So shall the knowledge of wisdom be unto your soul: when you have found it, then there shall be a reward, and your hope shall not be cut off.

American King James Version
So shall the knowledge of wisdom be to your soul: when you have found it, then there shall be a reward, and your expectation shall not be cut off.

American Standard Version
So shalt thou know wisdom to be unto thy soul; If thou hast found it, then shall there be a reward, And thy hope shall not be cut off.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Thus shalt thou perceive wisdom in thy soul: for if thou find it, thine end shall be good, and hope shall not fail thee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
So also is the doctrine of wisdom to thy soul: which when thou hast found, thou shalt have hope in the end, and thy hope shall not perish.

Darby Bible Translation
so consider wisdom for thy soul; if thou hast found it, there shall be a result, and thine expectation shall not be cut off.

English Revised Version
So shalt thou know wisdom to be unto thy soul: if thou hast found it, then shall there be a reward, and thy hope shall not be cut off.

Webster's Bible Translation
So shall the knowledge of wisdom be to thy soul: when thou hast found it, then there shall be a reward, and thy expectation shall not be cut off.

World English Bible
so you shall know wisdom to be to your soul; if you have found it, then there will be a reward, your hope will not be cut off.

Young's Literal Translation
So is the knowledge of wisdom to thy soul, If thou hast found that there is a posterity And thy hope is not cut off.
Study Bible
Do not Envy
13Eat honey, my son, for it is good, and the honeycomb is sweet to your taste. 14Know that wisdom is sweet for your soul. If you find it, there is a future for you, and your hope will never be cut off. 15Do not lie in wait, O wicked man, near the dwelling of the righteous; do not destroy his resting place.…
Cross References
Psalm 119:103
How sweet are Your words to my taste, sweeter than honey in my mouth.

Proverbs 2:10
For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will delight your soul.

Proverbs 16:24
Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.

Proverbs 23:18
For surely there is a future, and your hope will not be cut off.

Treasury of Scripture

So shall the knowledge of wisdom be to your soul: when you have found it, then there shall be a reward, and your expectation shall not be cut off.

shall be

Proverbs 22:18
For it is a pleasant thing if thou keep them within thee; they shall withal be fitted in thy lips.

Psalm 19:10,11
More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb…

Psalm 119:103,111
How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth! …

when

Proverbs 2:1-5,10
My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee; …

Proverbs 3:13-18
Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding…

there

Proverbs 23:18
For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off.

Matthew 19:21
Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.

James 1:25
But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.







Lexicon
Know
דְּעֶ֥ה (də·‘eh)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3045: To know

that wisdom
חָכְמָ֗ה (ḥāḵ·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2451: Wisdom

[is sweet]
כֵּ֤ן ׀ (kên)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3651: So -- thus

for your soul.
לְנַ֫פְשֶׁ֥ךָ (lə·nap̄·še·ḵā)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

If
אִם־ (’im-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

you find it,
מָ֭צָאתָ (mā·ṣā·ṯā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4672: To come forth to, appear, exist, to attain, find, acquire, to occur, meet, be present

there is
וְיֵ֣שׁ (wə·yêš)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3426: Being, substance, existence, is

a future [for you],
אַחֲרִ֑ית (’a·ḥă·rîṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 319: The last, end, the future, posterity

and your hope
וְ֝תִקְוָתְךָ֗ (wə·ṯiq·wā·ṯə·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8615: A cord, expectancy

will never
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

be cut off.
תִכָּרֵֽת׃ (ṯik·kā·rêṯ)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3772: To cut, to destroy, consume, to covenant
(14) So shall the knowledge of wisdom be unto thy soul.--Rather, Know (or understand) that wisdom is such (equally sweet and good) for thy soul.

A reward.--Literally, a future. (Comp. Proverbs 23:18.)

Verse 14. - So shall the knowledge of wisdom be unto thy soul; better, know, apprehend wisdom to be such for thy soul - to be as pleasant and nourishing and profitable to thy soul, as honey is to thy taste and thy body. The moralist would have his disciple feel the same relish for wisdom that he has for sweet food, recognize it not simply as useful, but as delightful and enjoyable. When thou hast found it. To find wisdom is to get possession of it and use it (comp. Proverbs 3:13, and note there). Then there shall be a reward. The apodosis begins here. We have had the same assurance in Proverbs 23:18 (where see note). The word is literally future. One who has obtained wisdom has a glorious hope before him; habebis in novissimis spem, Vulgate; but his hope is better than that - it goes with him, not in his last hour only, but all his life long. Septuagint, "Then shalt thou perceive wisdom in thy soul; for if thou find it, fair shall be thine end, and hope shall not fail thee." 24:1,2 Envy not sinners. And let not a desire ever come into thy mind, Oh that I could shake off restraints! 3-6. Piety and prudence in outward affairs, both go together to complete a wise man. By knowledge the soul is filled with the graces and comforts of the spirit, those precious and pleasant riches. The spirit is strengthened for the spiritual work and the spiritual warfare, by true wisdom. 7-9. A weak man thinks wisdom is too high for him, therefore he will take no pains for it. It is bad to do evil, but worse to devise it. Even the first risings of sin in the heart are sin, and must be repented of. Those that strive to make others hateful, make themselves so. 10. Under troubles we are apt to despair of relief. But be of good courage, and God shall strengthen thy heart. 11,12. If a man know that his neighbour is in danger by any unjust proceeding, he is bound to do all in his power to deliver him. And what is it to suffer immortal souls to perish, when our persuasions and example may be the means of preventing it? 13,14. We are quickened to the study of wisdom by considering both the pleasure and the profit of it. All men relish things that are sweet to the palate; but many have no relish for the things that are sweet to the purified soul, and that make us wise unto salvation. 15,16. The sincere soul falls as a traveller may do, by stumbling at some stone in his path; but gets up, and goes on his way with more care and speed. This is rather to be understood of falls into affliction, than falls into actual sin.
Jump to Previous
Consider Cut Desire Expectation Find Found Future Hope Posterity Result Reward Soul Sweet Wisdom
Jump to Next
Consider Cut Desire Expectation Find Found Future Hope Posterity Result Reward Soul Sweet Wisdom
Links
Proverbs 24:14 NIV
Proverbs 24:14 NLT
Proverbs 24:14 ESV
Proverbs 24:14 NASB
Proverbs 24:14 KJV

Proverbs 24:14 Bible Apps
Proverbs 24:14 Biblia Paralela
Proverbs 24:14 Chinese Bible
Proverbs 24:14 French Bible
Proverbs 24:14 German Bible

Alphabetical: a also and be cut find for future hope if is it Know not off soul sweet that then there thus to will wisdom you your

OT Poetry: Proverbs 24:14 So you shall know wisdom to be (Prov. Pro Pr) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools
Proverbs 24:13
Top of Page
Top of Page