Parallel Verses

World English Bible

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

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 [from others],
But the way of the unfaithful is hard [like barren, dry soil].

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.

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.

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 spring of life, to turn from the snares of death. 15 Good understanding wins favor; but the way of the unfaithful is hard. 16 Every prudent man acts from knowledge, but a fool exposes folly.



Cross References

Proverbs 3:4

So you will find favor, and good understanding in the sight of God and man.

Luke 2:52

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

1 Samuel 18:14-16

David behaved himself wisely in all his ways; and Yahweh was with him.

Psalm 95:9-11

when your fathers tempted me, tested me, and saw my work.

Psalm 111:10

The fear of Yahweh is the beginning of wisdom. All those who do his work have a good understanding. His praise endures forever!

Proverbs 4:19

The way of the wicked is like darkness. They don't know what they stumble over.

Proverbs 14:35

The king's favor is toward a servant who deals wisely, but his wrath is toward one who causes shame.

Proverbs 15:10

There is stern discipline for one who forsakes the way: whoever hates reproof shall die.

Jeremiah 2:19

"Your own wickedness shall correct you, and your backsliding shall reprove you. Know therefore and see that it is an evil thing and a bitter, that you have forsaken Yahweh your God, and that my fear is not in you," says the Lord, Yahweh of Armies.

Acts 7:10

and delivered him out of all his afflictions, and gave him favor and wisdom before Pharaoh, king of Egypt. He made him governor over Egypt and all his house.

Romans 6:21

What fruit then did you have at that time in the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death.

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