Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

The wisdom of the sensible is to understand his way, But the foolishness of fools is deceit.

King James Version

The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit.

Holman Bible

The sensible man's wisdom is to consider his way, but the stupidity of fools deceives [them].

International Standard Version

The wisdom of the prudent helps him know how to live, but a fool's stupidity deceives him.

A Conservative Version

The wisdom of a prudent man is to understand his way, but the folly of fools is deceit.

American Standard Version

The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way; But the folly of fools is deceit.

Amplified

The Wisdom [godly Wisdom, which is comprehensive insight into the ways and purposes of God] of the prudent is to understand his way, but the folly of [self-confident] fools is to deceive.

Bible in Basic English

The wisdom of the man of good sense makes his way clear; but the unwise behaviour of the foolish is deceit.

Darby Translation

The wisdom of the prudent is to discern his way; but the folly of the foolish is deceit.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The wisdom of the sane is to understand his way, but the folly of fools is deceit.

Julia Smith Translation

The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: and the folly of the foolish is deceit

King James 2000

The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit.

Lexham Expanded Bible

The wisdom of the clever is understanding his ways, but the folly of fools is deceit.

Modern King James verseion

The wisdom of the wise is to understand his way, but the folly of fools is deceit.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The wisdom of him that hath understanding is to take heed unto his way; but the foolishness of the unwise deceiveth.

NET Bible

The wisdom of the shrewd person is to discern his way, but the folly of fools is deception.

New Heart English Bible

The wisdom of the prudent is to think about his way, but the folly of fools is deceit.

The Emphasized Bible

The wisdom of the prudent, is to understand his way, but, the folly of dullards, is a fraud.

Webster

The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit.

World English Bible

The wisdom of the prudent is to think about his way, but the folly of fools is deceit.

Youngs Literal Translation

The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way, And the folly of fools is deceit.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
חכמה 
Chokmah 
Usage: 149

of the prudent
ערוּם 
`aruwm 
Usage: 11

is to understand
בּין 
Biyn 
Usage: 169

דּרך 
Derek 
Usage: 704

but the folly
אוּלת 
'ivveleth 
Usage: 25

of fools
כּסיל 
K@ciyl 
Usage: 70

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

7 Leave the presence of a fool, Or you will not discern words of knowledge. 8 The wisdom of the sensible is to understand his way, But the foolishness of fools is deceit. 9 Fools mock at sin, But among the upright there is good will.



Cross References

Psalm 111:10

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; A good understanding have all those who do His commandments; His praise endures forever.

Psalm 119:5

Oh that my ways may be established To keep Your statutes!

Psalm 119:34-35

Give me understanding, that I may observe Your law And keep it with all my heart.

Psalm 119:73

Your hands made me and fashioned me; Give me understanding, that I may learn Your commandments.

Psalm 143:8

Let me hear Your lovingkindness in the morning; For I trust in You; Teach me the way in which I should walk; For to You I lift up my soul.

Proverbs 2:9

Then you will discern righteousness and justice And equity and every good course.

Proverbs 8:20

"I walk in the way of righteousness, In the midst of the paths of justice,

Proverbs 11:18

The wicked earns deceptive wages, But he who sows righteousness gets a true reward.

Jeremiah 13:20

"Lift up your eyes and see Those coming from the north Where is the flock that was given you, Your beautiful sheep?

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."'

Ephesians 4:22

that, in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit,

Ephesians 5:17

So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.

Colossians 1:9-10

For this reason also, since the day we heard of it, we have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding,

2 Timothy 3:13

But evil men and impostors will proceed from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.

2 Timothy 3:15-17

and that from childhood you have known the sacred writings which are able to give you the wisdom that leads to salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

James 3:13

Who among you is wise and understanding? Let him show by his good behavior his deeds in the gentleness of wisdom.



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