Parallel Verses

King James 2000

The simple believes every word: but the prudent man looks well where he is going.

New American Standard Bible

The naive believes everything,
But the sensible man considers his steps.

King James Version

The simple believeth every word: but the prudent man looketh well to his going.

Holman Bible

The inexperienced one believes anything,
but the sensible one watches his steps.

International Standard Version

An unthinking person believes everything, but the prudent one thinks before acting.

A Conservative Version

A simple man believes every word, but the prudent man looks well to his going.

American Standard Version

The simple believeth every word; But the prudent man looketh well to his going.

Amplified


The naive or inexperienced person [is easily misled and] believes every word he hears,
But the prudent man [is discreet and astute and] considers well where he is going.

Bible in Basic English

The simple man has faith in every word, but the man of good sense gives thought to his footsteps.

Darby Translation

The simple believeth every word; but the prudent man heedeth his going.

Julia Smith Translation

The simple will believe to every word: and the prudent will understand to his going.

Lexham Expanded Bible

The simple will believe every word, but the clever will consider his step.

Modern King James verseion

The simple believes every word, but the wise man watches his step.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

An ignorant body believeth all things; but whoso hath understanding, looketh well to his goings.

NET Bible

A naive person believes everything, but the shrewd person discerns his steps.

New Heart English Bible

A simple man believes everything, but the prudent man carefully considers his ways.

The Emphasized Bible

The simple, believeth every word, but, the prudent, looketh well to his going.

Webster

The simple believeth every word: but the prudent man looketh well to his going.

World English Bible

A simple man believes everything, but the prudent man carefully considers his ways.

Youngs Literal Translation

The simple giveth credence to everything, And the prudent attendeth to his step.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
פּתאי פּתי פּתי 
P@thiy 
Usage: 19

דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

but the prudent
ערוּם 
`aruwm 
Usage: 11

References

Hastings

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

14 The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man shall be satisfied from above himself. 15 The simple believes every word: but the prudent man looks well where he is going. 16 A wise man fears, and departs from evil: but the fool rages, and is confident.



Cross References

Proverbs 4:26

Ponder the path of your feet, and let all your ways be established.

Proverbs 14:8

The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit.

Proverbs 22:3

A prudent man foresees the evil, and hides himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.

Proverbs 27:12

A prudent man foresees the evil, and hides himself; but the simple pass on, and are punished.

Amos 5:13

Therefore the prudent shall keep silence in that time; for it is an evil time.

Acts 13:7

Who was with the deputy of the country, Sergius Paulus, a prudent man; who called for Barnabas and Saul, and desired to hear the word of God.

Romans 16:18-19

For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the innocent.

Ephesians 4:14

That we from now on be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, by which they lie in wait to deceive;

Ephesians 5:17

Therefore be not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.

1 John 4:1

Beloved, believe not every spirit, but test the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

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