Proverbs 15:21



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Folly is joy to him who lacks sense, But a man of understanding walks straight.

King James Version

Folly is joy to him that is destitute of wisdom: but a man of understanding walketh uprightly.

Holman Bible

Foolishness brings joy to one without sense, but a man with understanding walks a straight path.

International Standard Version

Stupidity is the delight of the senseless, but an understanding man walks uprightly.

A Conservative Version

Folly is joy to him who is void of wisdom, but a man of understanding makes his going straight.

American Standard Version

Folly is joy to him that is void of wisdom; But a man of understanding maketh straight his going.

Amplified

Folly is pleasure to him who is without heart and sense, but a man of understanding walks uprightly [making straight his course].

Bible in Basic English

Foolish behaviour is joy to the unwise; but a man of good sense makes his way straight.

Darby Translation

Folly is joy to him that is void of sense; but a man of understanding regulateth his walk.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Folly is joy to him that is destitute of understanding, but the man who is intelligent walks uprightly.

Julia Smith Translation

Folly is joy to him wanting heart: and the man of understanding will make straight to go.

King James 2000

Folly is joy to him that is destitute of wisdom: but a man of understanding walks uprightly.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Folly is a joy to him who lacks {sense}, and a person of understanding {will walk upright}.

Modern King James verseion

Folly is joy to him who is without any wisdom, but a man of understanding walks uprightly.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A fool rejoiceth in foolish things; but a wise man looketh well to his own goings.

NET Bible

Folly is a joy to one who lacks sense, but one who has understanding follows an upright course.

New Heart English Bible

Folly is joy to one who is void of wisdom, but a man of understanding keeps his way straight.

New simplified Bible

Folly is joy to the destitute of wisdom: but a man of understanding walks uprightly.

The Emphasized Bible

Folly, is joy to him that lacketh sense, - but, a man of understanding, taketh a straight course.

Webster

Folly is joy to him that is destitute of wisdom: but a man of understanding walketh uprightly.

World English Bible

Folly is joy to one who is void of wisdom, but a man of understanding keeps his way straight.

Youngs Literal Translation

Folly is joy to one lacking heart, And a man of intelligence directeth his going.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
אוּלת 
'ivveleth 
Usage: 25

is joy
שׂמחה 
Simchah 
Usage: 93

חסר 
Chacer 
Usage: 18

but a man
אישׁ 
'iysh 
man , men , one , husband , any ,
Usage: 692

תּובנה תּבוּנה תּבוּןo 
Tabuwn 
Usage: 42

ילך 
Yalak 
go , walk , come , depart , ...away , follow , get , lead , brought , carry , bring ,
Usage: 0

Context Readings

A Wise Son Brings Blessings To Others

20 A wise son makes a father glad, But a foolish man despises his mother. 21 Folly is joy to him who lacks sense, But a man of understanding walks straight. 22 Without consultation, plans are frustrated, But with many counselors they succeed.



Cross References

Proverbs 10:23

Doing wickedness is like sport to a fool, And so is wisdom to a man of understanding.

Ephesians 5:15

Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise,

Job 28:28

"And to man He said, 'Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; And to depart from evil is understanding.'"

Psalm 111:10

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; A good understanding have all those who do His commandments; His praise endures forever.

Proverbs 11:12

He who despises his neighbor lacks sense, But a man of understanding keeps silent.

Proverbs 14:9

Fools mock at sin, But among the upright there is good will.

Proverbs 14:16

A wise man is cautious and turns away from evil, But a fool is arrogant and careless.

Proverbs 26:18-19

Like a madman who throws Firebrands, arrows and death,

James 3:13

Who among you is wise and understanding? Let him show by his good behavior his deeds in the gentleness of wisdom.



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