Proverbs 15:14



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

The mind of the intelligent seeks knowledge, But the mouth of fools feeds on folly.

King James Version

The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge: but the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness.

International Standard Version

A discerning mind seeks knowledge, but the mouth of fools feeds on stupidity.

A Conservative Version

The heart of him who has understanding seeks knowledge, but the mouth of fools feeds on folly.

American Standard Version

The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge; But the mouth of fools feedeth on folly.

Amplified

The mind of him who has understanding seeks knowledge and inquires after and craves it, but the mouth of the [self-confident] fool feeds on folly.

Bible in Basic English

The heart of the man of good sense goes in search of knowledge, but foolish things are the food of the unwise.

Darby Translation

The heart of an intelligent man seeketh knowledge; but the mouth of the foolish feedeth on folly.

Holman Bible

A discerning mind seeks knowledge, but the mouth of fools feeds on foolishness.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The heart of him that has understanding seeks wisdom, but the mouth of fools feeds on foolishness.

Julia Smith Translation

The heart of him understanding will seek knowledge: and the face of the foolish will feed folly.

King James 2000

The heart of him that has understanding seeks knowledge: but the mouth of fools feeds on foolishness.

Lexham Expanded Bible

The heart of him who understands will seek knowledge, but the faces of fools, they will feed on folly.

Modern King James verseion

The heart of him who has understanding seeks knowledge, but the mouth of fools feeds on foolishness.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A wise heart will seek after knowledge; but the mouths of fools meddle with foolishness.

NET Bible

The discerning heart seeks knowledge, but the mouth of fools feeds on folly.

New Heart English Bible

The heart of one who has understanding seeks knowledge, but the mouths of fools feed on folly.

New simplified Bible

The heart of one with understanding seeks knowledge. The mouth of fools feeds on foolishness.

The Emphasized Bible

The heart of the intelligent, seeketh knowledge, but, the mouth of dullards, feedeth on folly.

Webster

The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge: but the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness.

World English Bible

The heart of one who has understanding seeks knowledge, but the mouths of fools feed on folly.

Youngs Literal Translation

The heart of the intelligent seeketh knowledge, And the mouth of fools enjoyeth folly.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
בּקשׁ 
Baqash 
Usage: 225

דּעת 
Da`ath 
Usage: 91

but the mouth
פּה 
Peh 
Usage: 497

of fools
כּסיל 
K@ciyl 
Usage: 70

רעה 
Ra`ah 
Usage: 171

References

Hastings

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

13 A joyful heart makes a cheerful face, But when the heart is sad, the spirit is broken. 14 The mind of the intelligent seeks knowledge, But the mouth of fools feeds on folly. 15 All the days of the afflicted are bad, But a cheerful heart has a continual feast.



Cross References

1 Kings 3:6-12

Then Solomon said, "You have shown great lovingkindness to Your servant David my father, according as he walked before You in truth and righteousness and uprightness of heart toward You; and You have reserved for him this great lovingkindness, that You have given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day.

Psalm 119:97

O how I love Your law! It is my meditation all the day.

Psalm 119:100

I understand more than the aged, Because I have observed Your precepts.

Proverbs 1:5

A wise man will hear and increase in learning, And a man of understanding will acquire wise counsel,

Proverbs 9:9

Give instruction to a wise man and he will be still wiser, Teach a righteous man and he will increase his learning.

Proverbs 12:23

A prudent man conceals knowledge, But the heart of fools proclaims folly.

Proverbs 18:15

The mind of the prudent acquires knowledge, And the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.

Isaiah 30:10

Who say to the seers, "You must not see visions"; And to the prophets, "You must not prophesy to us what is right, Speak to us pleasant words, Prophesy illusions.

Isaiah 44:20

He feeds on ashes; a deceived heart has turned him aside And he cannot deliver himself, nor say, "Is there not a lie in my right hand?"

Hosea 12:1

Ephraim feeds on wind, And pursues the east wind continually; He multiplies lies and violence. Moreover, he makes a covenant with Assyria, And oil is carried to Egypt.

Acts 17:11

Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so.

2 Peter 3:18

but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.



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