Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

The naive inherit folly, but the careful 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.

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.

Amplified

The simple acquire 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 A quick tempered person does foolish things, and a devious man is hated. 18 The naive inherit folly, but the careful are crowned with knowledge. 19 Evil men will bow down in the presence of good men and the wicked at the gates of the righteous.



Cross References

Proverbs 3:35

The wise will inherit honor, but he holds fools up for ridicule.

Proverbs 4:7-9

Wisdom is of utmost importance, therefore get wisdom, and with all your effort work to acquire understanding.

Proverbs 11:29-30

Whoever troubles his household will inherit the wind, and the fool will be a servant to the wise.

Jeremiah 16:19

LORD, my strength and my stronghold, my refuge in a time of difficulty, to you the nations will come, and from the ends of the earth they'll say, "Surely our ancestors inherited deception, things that are worthless, and in which there is no profit."

Jeremiah 44:17

Rather, we will keep doing everything that we said we would by offering sacrifices to the Queen of Heaven and by pouring out liquid offerings to her just as we, our ancestors, our kings, and our leaders did in the cities of Judah and the streets of Jerusalem. Then we had plenty of bread, things went well for us, and we didn't experience disaster.

Daniel 12:3

Those who manifest wisdom will shine like the brightness of the expanse of heaven, and those who turn many to righteousness will shine like the stars for ever and ever.

Matthew 23:29-32

"How terrible it will be for you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You build tombs for the prophets and decorate the monuments of the righteous.

2 Timothy 4:8

The victor's crown of righteousness is now waiting for me, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on the day that he comes, and not only to me but also to all who eagerly wait for his appearing.

1 Peter 1:18

For you know that it was not with perishable things like silver or gold that you have been ransomed from the worthless way of life handed down to you by your ancestors,

1 Peter 5:4

Then, when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the victor's crown of glory that will never fade away.

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