Parallel Verses

World English Bible

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

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.

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. The work of a man's hands shall be rewarded to him. 15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but he who is wise listens to counsel. 16 A fool shows his annoyance the same day, but one who overlooks an insult is prudent.



Cross References

Proverbs 16:2

All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but Yahweh weighs the motives.

Proverbs 3:7

Don't be wise in your own eyes. Fear Yahweh, and depart from evil.

Proverbs 16:25

There is a way which seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.

Proverbs 1:5

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

Proverbs 19:20

Listen to counsel and receive instruction, that you may be wise in your latter end.

Proverbs 9:9

Instruct a wise man, and he will be still 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 in the end it leads to death.

Proverbs 14:16

A wise man fears, and shuns evil, but the fool is hotheaded and reckless.

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 prayed to himself like this: 'God, I thank you, that I am not like the rest of men, extortioners, unrighteous, adulterers, or even like this tax collector.

Galatians 6:3

For if a man thinks himself 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 Yahweh weighs the hearts.

Proverbs 26:16

The sluggard is wiser in his own eyes than seven men who answer with discretion.

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 generation that is pure in their own eyes, yet are not washed from their filthiness.

Ecclesiastes 4:13

Better is a poor and wise youth than an old and foolish king who doesn't know how to receive admonition any more.

Jeremiah 38:15-28

Then Jeremiah said to Zedekiah, If I declare it to you, will you not surely put me to death? and if I give you counsel, you will not listen to me.

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