Comparing Proverbs 24:3-4

Proverbs 24:3-4 GW

With wisdom a house is built.
With understanding it is established.
With knowledge its rooms are filled
with every kind of riches, both precious and pleasant.
GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)
Meaning-for-Meaning (Closest Natural Equivalence)

By wisdom a house is built,
and through understanding it is established;
by knowledge its rooms are filled
with all kinds of precious and pleasing treasures.
New English Translation (NET)
Word-for-Word (Formal Equiva-lence)



It takes wisdom to have a good family,
and it takes understanding to make it strong.
It takes knowledge to fill a home
with rare and beautiful treasures.
New Century Version (NCV)
Thought-for-Thought (Functional Equivalence)

Use wisdom and understanding
to establish your home;
let good sense fill the rooms
with priceless treasures.
Contemporary English Version (CEV)
Paraphrase (Retelling)

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