Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

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

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.

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 the [arrogant] fool [who rejects God’s wisdom] is right in his own eyes,
But a wise and prudent man is he who listens to counsel.

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.

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

in his own eyes
עין 
`ayin 
Usage: 372

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

14 A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth, and the actions of a man's hands shall be rendered to him. 15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but he who is wise hearkens to counsel. 16 A fool's vexation is instantly known, but a prudent man conceals shame.



Cross References

Proverbs 16:2

All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes, but LORD weighs the spirits.

Proverbs 3:7

Be not wise in thine own eyes. Fear LORD, and depart from evil.

Proverbs 16:25

There is a way which seems right to a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

Proverbs 1:5

that the wise man may hear, and increase in learning, and that the man of understanding may attain to sound counsels,

Proverbs 19:20

Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou may be wise in thy latter end.

Proverbs 9:9

Give opportunity to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser. Teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.

Proverbs 14:12

There is a way which seems right to a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

Proverbs 14:16

A wise man fears, and departs from evil, but the fool bears himself insolently, and is confident.

Proverbs 26:12

See thou a man wise in his own conceit? There is more hope for a fool than of him.

Luke 18:11

Having stood by himself, the Pharisee prayed these things: God, I thank thee that I am not as the rest of men, predatory, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax collector.

Galatians 6:3

For if some man presumes to be something when he is nothing, he deceives himself.

Proverbs 21:2

Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but LORD weighs the hearts.

Proverbs 26:16

The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit than seven men who can render a reason.

Proverbs 28:11

The rich man is wise in his own conceit, but a poor man who has understanding searches him out.

Proverbs 30:12

There is a generation who are pure in their own eyes, and [yet] are not washed from their filthiness.

Proverbs 30:12

There is a generation who are pure in their own eyes, and [yet] are not washed from their filthiness.

Jeremiah 38:15-28

Then Jeremiah said to Zedekiah, If I declare it to thee, will thou not surely put me to death? And if I give thee counsel, thou will not hearken to me.

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