Parallel Verses

King James 2000

The crown of the wise is their riches: but the foolishness of fools 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 [closed-minded] 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.

Julia Smith Translation

The crown of the wise is their riches: the folly of the foolish, 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 the talk of the lips leads only to poverty. 24 The crown of the wise is their riches: but the foolishness of fools is folly. 25 A true witness delivers souls: but a deceitful witness speaks lies.



Cross References

Psalm 49:10-13

For he sees that wise men die, likewise the fool and the senseless person perish, and leave their wealth to others.

Psalm 112:9

He has dispersed, he has given to the poor; his righteousness endures forever; his strength shall be exalted with honor.

Proverbs 27:22

Though you should crush a fool in a mortar among grain with a pestle, yet will not his foolishness depart from him.

Ecclesiastes 7:11-12

Wisdom is good with an inheritance: and by it there is profit to them that see the sun.

Isaiah 33:6

And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of your times, and strength of salvation: 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; take your ease, eat, drink, and be merry.

Luke 16:9

And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends by means of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when it fails, they may receive you into everlasting habitations.

Luke 16:19-25

There was a certain rich man, who was clothed in purple and fine linen, and feasted sumptuously every day:

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