Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

Every sensible person acts knowledgeably,
but a fool displays his stupidity.

New American Standard Bible

Every prudent man acts with knowledge,
But a fool displays folly.

King James Version

Every prudent man dealeth with knowledge: but a fool layeth open his folly.

International Standard Version

Every sensible person acts from knowledge, but a fool demonstrates folly.

A Conservative Version

Every prudent man works with knowledge, but a fool flaunts folly.

American Standard Version

Every prudent man worketh with knowledge; But a fool flaunteth his folly.

Amplified


Every prudent and self-disciplined man acts with knowledge,
But a [closed-minded] fool [who refuses to learn] displays his foolishness [for all to see].

Bible in Basic English

A sharp man does everything with knowledge, but a foolish man makes clear his foolish thoughts.

Darby Translation

Every prudent man acteth with knowledge; but the foolish layeth open his folly.

Julia Smith Translation

Every prudent one will do in knowledge: and the foolish one will spread folly.

King James 2000

Every prudent man deals with knowledge: but a fool lays open his folly.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Anyone who is clever will act with intelligence, but the fool will display folly.

Modern King James verseion

Every wise one deals with knowledge, but a fool lays open his folly.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A wise man doth all things with discretion; but a fool will declare his folly.

NET Bible

Every shrewd person acts with knowledge, but a fool displays his folly.

New Heart English Bible

Every prudent man acts from knowledge, but a fool exposes folly.

The Emphasized Bible

Every prudent man, maketh use of knowledge, but, a dullard, spreadeth folly.

Webster

Every prudent man dealeth with knowledge: but a fool layeth open his folly.

World English Bible

Every prudent man acts from knowledge, but a fool exposes folly.

Youngs Literal Translation

Every prudent one dealeth with knowledge, And a fool spreadeth out folly.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ערוּם 
`aruwm 
Usage: 11

with knowledge
דּעת 
Da`ath 
Usage: 91

but a fool
כּסיל 
K@ciyl 
Usage: 70

Context Readings

A Wise Son Lives Righteously

15 Good sense wins favor,
but the way of the treacherous never changes.
16 Every sensible person acts knowledgeably,
but a fool displays his stupidity.
17 A wicked messenger falls into trouble,
but a trustworthy courier brings healing.



Cross References

Proverbs 15:2

The tongue of the wise makes knowledge attractive,
but the mouth of fools blurts out foolishness.

Ecclesiastes 10:3

Even when the fool walks along the road, his heart lacks sense,
and he shows everyone he is a fool.

1 Samuel 25:10-11

Nabal asked them, “Who is David? Who is Jesse’s son? Many slaves these days are running away from their masters.

1 Samuel 25:17

Now consider carefully what you must do, because there is certain to be trouble for our master and his entire family. He is such a worthless fool nobody can talk to him!”

1 Samuel 25:25

My lord should pay no attention to this worthless man Nabal, for he lives up to his name: His name is Nabal, and stupidity is all he knows. I, your servant, didn’t see my lord’s young men whom you sent.

Psalm 112:5

Good will come to a man who lends generously
and conducts his business fairly.

Proverbs 12:22-23

Lying lips are detestable to the Lord,
but faithful people are His delight.

Proverbs 21:24

The proud and arrogant person, named “Mocker,”
acts with excessive pride.

Isaiah 52:13

See, My Servant will act wisely;
He will be raised and lifted up and greatly exalted.

Matthew 10:16

“Look, I’m sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as serpents and as harmless as doves.

Romans 16:19

The report of your obedience has reached everyone. Therefore I rejoice over you. But I want you to be wise about what is good, yet innocent about what is evil.

1 Corinthians 14:20

Brothers, don’t be childish in your thinking, but be infants in regard to evil and adult in your thinking.

Ephesians 5:17

So don’t be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.

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