Parallel Verses

Amplified

The simple acquire folly, but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.

New American Standard Bible

The naive inherit foolishness, But the sensible are crowned with knowledge.

King James Version

The simple inherit folly: but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.

Holman Bible

The inexperienced inherit foolishness,
but the sensible are crowned with knowledge.

International Standard Version

The naive inherit folly, but the careful are crowned with knowledge.

A Conservative Version

The simple inherit folly, but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.

American Standard Version

The simple inherit folly; But the prudent are crowned with knowledge.

Bible in Basic English

Foolish behaviour is the heritage of the simple, but men of good sense are crowned with knowledge.

Darby Translation

The simple inherit folly; but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The simple shall inherit folly, but the prudent shall be crowned with wisdom.

Julia Smith Translation

The simple inherit folly: and the prudent shall be surrounded with knowledge.

King James 2000

The simple inherit folly: but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.

Lexham Expanded Bible

The simple are adorned [with] folly, but the clever are crowned with knowledge.

Modern King James verseion

The simple inherit folly, but the wise are crowned with knowledge.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The ignorant have foolishness in possession; but the wise are crowned with knowledge.

NET Bible

The naive inherit folly, but the shrewd are crowned with knowledge.

New Heart English Bible

The simple inherit folly, but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.

The Emphasized Bible

The simple inherit folly, but, the shrewd, crowneth himself with knowledge.

Webster

The simple inherit folly: but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.

World English Bible

The simple inherit folly, but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.

Youngs Literal Translation

The simple have inherited folly, And the prudent are crowned with knowledge.

Interlinear

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

אוּלת 
'ivveleth 
Usage: 25

but the prudent
ערוּם 
`aruwm 
Usage: 11

כּתר 
Kathar 
Usage: 6

References

Hastings

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

17 He who foams up quickly and flies into a passion deals foolishly, and a man of wicked plots and plans is hated. 18 The simple acquire folly, but the prudent are crowned with knowledge. 19 The evil men bow before the good, and the wicked [stand suppliantly] at the gates of the [uncompromisingly] righteous.



Cross References

Proverbs 3:35

The wise shall inherit glory (all honor and good) but shame is the highest rank conferred on [self-confident] fools.

Proverbs 4:7-9

The beginning of Wisdom is: get Wisdom (skillful and godly Wisdom)! [For skillful and godly Wisdom is the principal thing.] And with all you have gotten, get understanding (discernment, comprehension, and interpretation).

Proverbs 11:29-30

He who troubles his own house shall inherit the wind, and the foolish shall be servant to the wise of heart.

Jeremiah 16:19

[Then said Jeremiah] O Lord, my Strength and my Stronghold, and my Refuge in the day of affliction, to You shall the nations come from the ends of the earth and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited nothing but lies, emptiness, and futility, worthless things in which there is no profit!

Jeremiah 44:17

But we will certainly perform every word of the vows we have made: to burn incense to the queen of heaven and to pour out drink offerings to her as we have done -- "we and our fathers, our kings and our princes -- "in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem; for then we had plenty of food and were well off and prosperous and saw no evil.

Daniel 12:3

And the teachers and those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament, and those who turn many to righteousness (to uprightness and right standing with God) [shall give forth light] like the stars forever and ever.

Matthew 23:29-32

Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, pretenders (hypocrites)! For you build tombs for the prophets and decorate the monuments of the righteous,

2 Timothy 4:8

[As to what remains] henceforth there is laid up for me the [victor's] crown of righteousness [for being right with God and doing right], which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me and recompense me on that [great] day -- "and not to me only, but also to all those who have loved and yearned for and welcomed His appearing (His return).

1 Peter 1:18

You must know (recognize) that you were redeemed (ransomed) from the useless (fruitless) way of living inherited by tradition from [your] forefathers, not with corruptible things [such as] silver and gold,

1 Peter 5:4

And [then] when the Chief Shepherd is revealed, you will win the conqueror's crown of glory.

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