Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

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

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.

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 labour there is profit; but the talk of the lips tendeth only to want. 24 The crown of the wise is their riches; the folly of the foolish is folly. 25 A true witness delivereth souls; but deceit uttereth lies.



Cross References

Psalm 49:10-13

For he seeth that wise men die; all alike, the fool and the brutish perish, and they leave their wealth to others.

Psalm 112:9

He scattereth abroad, he giveth to the needy; his righteousness abideth for ever: his horn shall be exalted with honour.

Proverbs 27:22

If thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet will not his folly depart from him.

Ecclesiastes 7:11-12

Wisdom is as good as an inheritance, and profitable to them that see the sun.

Isaiah 33:6

and he shall be the stability of thy times, the riches of salvation, wisdom and knowledge: the fear of Jehovah shall be your treasure.

Luke 12:19-20

and I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much good things laid by for many years; repose thyself, eat, drink, be merry.

Luke 16:9

And I say to you, Make to yourselves friends with the mammon of unrighteousness, that when it fails ye may be received into the eternal tabernacles.

Luke 16:19-25

Now there was a rich man and he was clothed in purple and fine linen, making good cheer in splendour every day.

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