Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, But a wise man is he who listens to counsel.

King James Version

The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.

Holman Bible

A fool's way is right in his own eyes, but whoever listens to counsel is wise.

International Standard Version

The lifestyle of the fool is right in his own opinion, but wise is the man who listens to advice.

A Conservative Version

The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but he who is wise hearkens to counsel.

American Standard Version

The way of a fool is right in his own eyes; But he that is wise hearkeneth unto counsel.

Amplified

The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but he who listens to counsel is wise.

Bible in Basic English

The way of the foolish man seems right to him? but the wise man gives ear to suggestions.

Darby Translation

The way of a fool is right in his own eyes; but he that is wise hearkeneth unto counsel.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The way of the fool is right in his own eyes, but he that hears counsel is wise.

Julia Smith Translation

The way of the foolish is right in his eyes: and the wise one heard to counsel.

King James 2000

The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkens unto counsel is wise.

Lexham Expanded Bible

The way of a fool is upright in his [own] eyes, but he who listens to advice [is] wise.

Modern King James verseion

The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but he who listens to advice is wise.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Look: what a fool taketh in hand, he thinketh it well done; but he that is wise, will be counseled.

NET Bible

The way of a fool is right in his own opinion, but the one who listens to advice is wise.

New Heart English Bible

The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but he who is wise listens to counsel.

The Emphasized Bible

The way of the foolish, is right in his own eyes, but, he that hearkeneth to counsel, is wise.

Webster

The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth to counsel is wise.

World English Bible

The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but he who is wise listens to counsel.

Youngs Literal Translation

The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, And whoso is hearkening to counsel is wise.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
דּרך 
Derek 
Usage: 704

of a fool
אויל 
'eviyl 
Usage: 26

עין 
`ayin 
Usage: 372

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

14 A man will be satisfied with good by the fruit of his words, And the deeds of a man's hands will return to him. 15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, But a wise man is he who listens to counsel. 16 A fool's anger is known at once, But a prudent man conceals dishonor.



Cross References

Proverbs 16:2

All the ways of a man are clean in his own sight, But the LORD weighs the motives.

Proverbs 3:7

Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the LORD and turn away from evil.

Proverbs 16:25

There is a way which seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.

Proverbs 1:5

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

Proverbs 19:20

Listen to counsel and accept discipline, That you may be wise the rest of your days.

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 14:12

There is a way which seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.

Proverbs 14:16

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

Proverbs 26:12

Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.

Luke 18:11

"The Pharisee stood and was praying this to himself: 'God, I thank You that I am not like other people: swindlers, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector.

Galatians 6:3

For if anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing, he deceives himself.

Proverbs 21:2

Every man's way is right in his own eyes, But the LORD weighs the hearts.

Proverbs 26:16

The sluggard is wiser in his own eyes Than seven men who can give a discreet answer.

Proverbs 28:11

The rich man is wise in his own eyes, But the poor who has understanding sees through him.

Proverbs 30:12

There is a kind who is pure in his own eyes, Yet is not washed from his filthiness.

Ecclesiastes 4:13

A poor yet wise lad is better than an old and foolish king who no longer knows how to receive instruction.

Jeremiah 38:15-28

Then Jeremiah said to Zedekiah, "If I tell you, will you not certainly put me to death? Besides, if I give you advice, you will not listen to me."



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