Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

A wise man is cautious and turns away from evil, But a fool is arrogant and careless.

King James Version

A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil: but the fool rageth, and is confident.

Holman Bible

A wise man is cautious and turns from evil,
but a fool is easily angered and is careless.

International Standard Version

The wise person fears and turns away from evil, but a fool is reckless and overconfident.

A Conservative Version

A wise man fears, and departs from evil, but the fool bears himself insolently, and is confident.

American Standard Version

A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil; But the fool beareth himself insolently, and is confident.

Amplified

A wise man suspects danger and cautiously avoids evil, but the fool bears himself insolently and is [presumptuously] confident.

Bible in Basic English

The wise man, fearing, keeps himself from evil; but the foolish man goes on in his pride, with no thought of danger.

Darby Translation

A wise man feareth and departeth from evil; but the foolish is overbearing and confident.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The wise man fears and departs from evil, but the fool rages and is confident.

Julia Smith Translation

The wise one feared and departed from evil: and the foolish overflowing, and being confident .

King James 2000

A wise man fears, and departs from evil: but the fool rages, and is confident.

Lexham Expanded Bible

The wise is cautious and turns from evil, but the fool throws off restraint and is confident.

Modern King James verseion

A wise one fears and departs from evil, but the fool rages and is sure.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil; but a fool goeth on presumptuously.

NET Bible

A wise person is cautious and turns from evil, but a fool throws off restraint and is overconfident.

New Heart English Bible

A wise man fears, and shuns evil, but the fool is hotheaded and reckless.

The Emphasized Bible

A wise man, feareth, and avoideth evil, but, a dullard, is haughty and confident.

Webster

A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil: but the fool rageth, and is confident.

World English Bible

A wise man fears, and shuns evil, but the fool is hotheaded and reckless.

Youngs Literal Translation

The wise is fearing and turning from evil, And a fool is transgressing and is confident.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
A wise
חכם 
Chakam 
Usage: 137

ירא 
Yare' 
Usage: 43

and departeth
שׂוּר סוּר 
Cuwr 
Usage: 301

but the fool
כּסיל 
K@ciyl 
Usage: 70

עבר 
`abar 
over, pass, through, pass by, go, away, pass on,
Usage: 557

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

15 The naive believes everything, But the sensible man considers his steps. 16 A wise man is cautious and turns away from evil, But a fool is arrogant and careless. 17 A quick-tempered man acts foolishly, And a man of evil devices is hated.



Cross References

Proverbs 22:3

The prudent sees the evil and hides himself, But the naive go on, and are punished for it.

Proverbs 3:7

Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the LORD and turn away from evil.

Genesis 33:9

But Esau said, "I have plenty, my brother; let what you have be your own."

Genesis 42:18

Now Joseph said to them on the third day, "Do this and live, for I fear God:

1 Kings 19:2

Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, "So may the gods do to me and even more, if I do not make your life as the life of one of them by tomorrow about this time."

1 Kings 20:10-11

Ben-hadad sent to him and said, "May the gods do so to me and more also, if the dust of Samaria will suffice for handfuls for all the people who follow me."

1 Kings 20:18

Then he said, "If they have come out for peace, take them alive; or if they have come out for war, take them alive."

Nehemiah 5:15

But the former governors who were before me laid burdens on the people and took from them bread and wine besides forty shekels of silver; even their servants domineered the people. But I did not do so because of the fear of God.

Job 28:28

"And to man He said, 'Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; And to depart from evil is understanding.'"

Job 31:21-23

If I have lifted up my hand against the orphan, Because I saw I had support in the gate,

Psalm 34:14

Depart from evil and do good; Seek peace and pursue it.

Psalm 119:120

My flesh trembles for fear of You, And I am afraid of Your judgments.

Proverbs 7:22

Suddenly he follows her As an ox goes to the slaughter, Or as one in fetters to the discipline of a fool,

Proverbs 16:6

By lovingkindness and truth iniquity is atoned for, And by the fear of the LORD one keeps away from evil.

Proverbs 16:17

The highway of the upright is to depart from evil; He who watches his way preserves his life.

Proverbs 28:14

How blessed is the man who fears always, But he who hardens his heart will fall into calamity.

Proverbs 29:9

When a wise man has a controversy with a foolish man, The foolish man either rages or laughs, and there is no rest.

Ecclesiastes 10:13

the beginning of his talking is folly and the end of it is wicked madness.

Mark 6:17-19

For Herod himself had sent and had John arrested and bound in prison on account of Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip, because he had married her.

Mark 6:24-25

And she went out and said to her mother, "What shall I ask for?" And she said, "The head of John the Baptist."

John 9:40

Those of the Pharisees who were with Him heard these things and said to Him, "We are not blind too, are we?"

1 Thessalonians 5:22

abstain from every form of evil.

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