Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Good understanding produces favor, But the way of the treacherous is hard.

King James Version

Good understanding giveth favour: but the way of transgressors is hard.

Holman Bible

Good sense wins favor, but the way of the treacherous never changes.

International Standard Version

Good understanding produces grace, but the lifestyle of the treacherous never changes.

A Conservative Version

Good understanding gives favor, but the way of the transgressor is hard.

American Standard Version

Good understanding giveth favor; But the way of the transgressor is hard.

Amplified

Good understanding wins favor, but the way of the transgressor is hard [like the barren, dry soil or the impassable swamp].

Bible in Basic English

Wise behaviour gets approval, but the way of the false is their destruction.

Darby Translation

Good understanding procureth favour; but the way of the treacherous is hard.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Good understanding brings forth grace: but the way of transgressors is hard.

Julia Smith Translation

Good understanding shall give grace: and the way of the transgressing is perpetuity.

King James 2000

Good understanding gives favor: but the way of transgressors is hard.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Good sense grants favor, but the way of the faithless is coarse.

Modern King James verseion

Good understanding gives favor, but the way of traitors is ever flowing.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Good understanding giveth favour; but hard is the way of the despisers.

NET Bible

Keen insight wins favor, but the conduct of the unfaithful is harsh.

New Heart English Bible

Good understanding wins favor; but the way of the unfaithful is hard.

The Emphasized Bible

Sound discretion, yieldeth favour, but, the way of the treacherous, is rugged.

Webster

Good understanding giveth favor: but the way of transgressors is hard.

World English Bible

Good understanding wins favor; but the way of the unfaithful is hard.

Youngs Literal Translation

Good understanding giveth grace, And the way of the treacherous is hard.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
שׂכל שׂכל 
Sekel 
Usage: 16

נתן 
Nathan 
Usage: 2011

but the way
דּרך 
Derek 
Usage: 704

Verse Info

Context Readings

A Wise Son Lives Righteously

14 The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, To turn aside from the snares of death. 15 Good understanding produces favor, But the way of the treacherous is hard. 16 Every prudent man acts with knowledge, But a fool displays folly.



Cross References

Proverbs 3:4

So you will find favor and good repute In the sight of God and man.

Luke 2:52

And Jesus kept increasing in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.

1 Samuel 18:14-16

David was prospering in all his ways for the LORD was with him.

Psalm 95:9-11

"When your fathers tested Me, They tried Me, though they had seen My work.

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 4:19

The way of the wicked is like darkness; They do not know over what they stumble.

Proverbs 14:35

The king's favor is toward a servant who acts wisely, But his anger is toward him who acts shamefully.

Proverbs 15:10

Grievous punishment is for him who forsakes the way; He who hates reproof will die.

Jeremiah 2:19

"Your own wickedness will correct you, And your apostasies will reprove you; Know therefore and see that it is evil and bitter For you to forsake the LORD your God, And the dread of Me is not in you," declares the Lord GOD of hosts.

Acts 7:10

and rescued him from all his afflictions, and granted him favor and wisdom in the sight of Pharaoh, king of Egypt, and he made him governor over Egypt and all his household.

Romans 6:21

Therefore what benefit were you then deriving from the things of which you are now ashamed? For the outcome of those things is death.

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