Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

The crown of the wise is their riches, But the folly of fools is foolishness.

King James Version

The crown of the wise is their riches: but the foolishness of fools is folly.

Holman Bible

The crown of the wise is their wealth, but the foolishness of fools produces foolishness.

International Standard Version

The crown of the wise is their wealth, but the stupidity of fools is just that stupidity!

A Conservative Version

The crown of the wise is their riches. The foolishness of fools is folly.

American Standard Version

The crown of the wise is their riches; But the folly of fools is only folly.

Amplified

The crown of the wise is their wealth of Wisdom, but the foolishness of [self-confident] fools is [nothing but] folly.

Bible in Basic English

Their wisdom is a crown to the wise, but their foolish behaviour is round the head of the unwise.

Darby Translation

The crown of the wise is their riches; the folly of the foolish is folly.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The crown of the wise is their wisdom, but that which distinguishes fools is their folly.

Julia Smith Translation

The crown of the wise is their riches: the folly of the foolish, folly.

King James 2000

The crown of the wise is their riches: but the foolishness of fools is folly.

Lexham Expanded Bible

The crown of the wise [is] their wealth; the folly of fools is folly.

Modern King James verseion

The crown of the wise is their riches of wisdom; the foolishness of fools is folly.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Riches are an ornament unto the wise; but the ignorance of fools is very foolishness.

NET Bible

The crown of the wise is their riches, but the folly of fools is folly.

New Heart English Bible

The crown of the wise is their riches, but the folly of fools crowns them with folly.

The Emphasized Bible

the crown of the wise, is their wealth, but, the folly of dullards, is, folly.

Webster

The crown of the wise is their riches: but the foolishness of fools is folly.

World English Bible

The crown of the wise is their riches, but the folly of fools crowns them with folly.

Youngs Literal Translation

The crown of the wise is their wealth, The folly of fools is folly.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
עטרה 
`atarah 
Usage: 23

of the wise
חכם 
Chakam 
Usage: 137

עשׁר 
`osher 
Usage: 37

but the foolishness
אוּלת 
'ivveleth 
Usage: 25

of fools
כּסיל 
K@ciyl 
Usage: 70

References

Fausets

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

23 In all labor there is profit, But mere talk leads only to poverty. 24 The crown of the wise is their riches, But the folly of fools is foolishness. 25 A truthful witness saves lives, But he who utters lies is treacherous.



Cross References

Psalm 49:10-13

For he sees that even wise men die; The stupid and the senseless alike perish And leave their wealth to others.

Psalm 112:9

He has given freely to the poor, His righteousness endures forever; His horn will be exalted in honor.

Proverbs 27:22

Though you pound a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with crushed grain, Yet his foolishness will not depart from him.

Ecclesiastes 7:11-12

Wisdom along with an inheritance is good And an advantage to those who see the sun.

Isaiah 33:6

And He will be the stability of your times, A wealth of salvation, wisdom and knowledge; The fear of the LORD is his treasure.

Luke 12:19-20

'And I will say to my soul, "Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years to come; take your ease, eat, drink and be merry."'

Luke 16:9

"And I say to you, make friends for yourselves by means of the wealth of unrighteousness, so that when it fails, they will receive you into the eternal dwellings.

Luke 16:19-25

"Now there was a rich man, and he habitually dressed in purple and fine linen, joyously living in splendor every day.

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