Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

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.

Holman Bible

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

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 man deals with knowledge, but a [self-confident] fool exposes and flaunts his folly.

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Every sane man works according to wisdom: but the fool shall manifest 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 understanding produces grace, but the lifestyle of the treacherous never changes. 16 Every sensible person acts from knowledge, but a fool demonstrates folly. 17 An evil messenger stumbles into trouble, but a faithful envoy brings healing.



Cross References

Proverbs 15:2

The wise speak, presenting knowledge appropriately, but fools spout foolishness.

Ecclesiastes 10:3

Furthermore, the way a fool lives shows he has no sense; he proclaims to everyone that he's a fool.

1 Samuel 25:10-11

Nabal answered David's servants: "Who is David? Who is this son of Jesse? There are many servants today who are breaking away from their masters.

1 Samuel 25:17

Now, be aware of this and consider what you should do. Calamity is being planned against our master and against his entire household. He's such a worthless person that no one can talk to him."

1 Samuel 25:25

Please, your majesty, don't pay attention to this worthless man Nabal, for he's just like his name. Nabal is his name and folly is his constant companion. But I, your servant, didn't see your majesty's young men whom you sent.

Psalm 112:5

It is good for the person who lends generously, conducting his affairs with fairness.

Proverbs 12:22-23

Deceitful speech is reprehensible to the LORD, but those who act faithfully are his delight.

Proverbs 21:24

The names "Proud," "Arrogant," and "Mocker" fit whoever acts with presumptuous conceit.

Isaiah 52:13

"Look! My servant will prosper, and he will be exalted and lifted up, and will be very high.

Matthew 10:16

"Pay attention, now! I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. So be as cunning as serpents and as innocent as doves.

Romans 16:19

For your obedience has become known to everyone, and I am full of joy for you. But I want you to be wise about what is good, and innocent about what is evil.

1 Corinthians 14:20

Brothers, stop being childish in your thinking. Be like infants with respect to evil, but think like adults.

Ephesians 5:17

Therefore, do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is.

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