Proverbs 7:4
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,

Berean Study Bible
Say to wisdom, “You are my sister,” and call understanding your kinsman,

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

New King James Version
Say to wisdom, “You are my sister,” And call understanding your nearest kin,

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

NASB 1995
Say to wisdom, “You are my sister,” And call understanding your intimate friend;

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

Amplified Bible
Say to [skillful and godly] wisdom, “You are my sister,” And regard understanding and intelligent insight as your intimate friends;

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

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

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

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

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Say that wisdom is thy sister, and gain prudence as an acquaintance for thyself;

Contemporary English Version
Let wisdom be your sister and make common sense your closest friend.

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

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

Good News Translation
Treat wisdom as your sister, and insight as your closest friend.

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
Say to wisdom, “You [are] my sister.” And cry to understanding, “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,

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!'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Warnings about the Adulteress
3Tie them to your fingers; write them on the tablet of your heart. 4Say to wisdom, “You are my sister,” and call understanding your kinsman, 5that they may keep you from the adulteress, from the stranger with seductive words.…

Cross References
Proverbs 7:3
Tie them to your fingers; write them on the tablet of your heart.

Proverbs 7:5
that they may keep you from the adulteress, from the stranger with seductive words.


Treasury of Scripture

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

say

Proverbs 2:2-4
So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding; …

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

Proverbs 11:18-20
The wicked worketh a deceitful work: but to him that soweth righteousness shall be a sure reward…









Verse 4. - Say unto Wisdom, Thou art my sister. Wisdom is personified, and the connection with her indicated by the relationship which best expresses love, purity, confidence. In the Book of Wisdom 8. she is represented as wife. Christ calls those who do God's will his brother, and sister, and mother (Matthew 12:50). Call Understanding thy kinswoman; moda, "familiar friend." Let prudence and sound sense be as dear to thee as a close friend.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Say
אֱמֹ֣ר (’ĕ·mōr)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

to wisdom,
לַֽ֭חָכְמָה (la·ḥā·ḵə·māh)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 2451: Wisdom

“You
אָ֑תְּ (’āt)
Pronoun - second person feminine singular
Strong's 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

are my sister,”
אֲחֹ֣תִי (’ă·ḥō·ṯî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 269: Sister -- a sister

and call
תִקְרָֽא׃ (ṯiq·rā)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 7121: To call, proclaim, read

understanding
לַבִּינָ֥ה (lab·bî·nāh)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 998: An understanding

your kinsman,
וּ֝מֹדָ֗ע (ū·mō·ḏā‘)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4129: An acquaintance


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