Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

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

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.

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

in his own eyes
עין 
`ayin 
Usage: 372

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

14 A man is satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth; and the recompense of a man's hands shall be rendered unto him. 15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes; but he that is wise hearkeneth unto counsel. 16 The vexation of the fool is presently known; but a prudent man covereth shame.



Cross References

Proverbs 16:2

All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but Jehovah weigheth the spirits.

Proverbs 3:7

Be not wise in thine own eyes; fear Jehovah, and depart from evil:

Proverbs 16:25

There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof is the ways of death.

Proverbs 1:5

He that is wise will hear, and will increase learning; and the intelligent will gain wise counsels:

Proverbs 19:20

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

Proverbs 9:9

Impart to a wise man, and he will become yet wiser; teach a righteous man, and he will increase learning.

Proverbs 14:12

There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof is the ways of death.

Proverbs 14:16

A wise man feareth and departeth from evil; but the foolish is overbearing and confident.

Proverbs 26:12

Hast thou seen a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope of a fool than of him.

Luke 18:11

The Pharisee, standing, prayed thus to himself: God, I thank thee that I am not as the rest of men, rapacious, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax-gatherer.

Galatians 6:3

For if any man reputes himself to be something, being nothing, he deceives himself;

Proverbs 21:2

Every way of a man is right in his own eyes; but Jehovah weigheth the hearts.

Proverbs 26:16

A sluggard is wiser in his own eyes than seven men that answer discreetly.

Proverbs 28:11

A rich man is wise in his own eyes; but the poor that hath understanding searcheth him out.

Proverbs 30:12

there is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, yet are not washed from their filthiness;

Ecclesiastes 4:13

Better is a poor but wise youth than an old and foolish king, who knoweth no more how to be admonished.

Jeremiah 38:15-28

And Jeremiah said unto Zedekiah, If I declare it unto thee, wilt thou not certainly put me to death? and if I give thee counsel, thou wilt not hearken unto me.

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