Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

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

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.

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 Go from the presence of a foolish man, in whom thou perceivest not the lips of knowledge. 8 The wisdom of the prudent is to discern his way; but the folly of the foolish is deceit. 9 Fools make a mock at trespass; but for the upright there is favour.



Cross References

Psalm 111:10

The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of wisdom; a good understanding have all they that do his precepts: his praise abideth for ever.

Psalm 119:5

Oh that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes!

Psalm 119:34-35

Give me understanding, and I will observe thy law; and I will keep it with my whole heart.

Psalm 119:73

YOD. Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, and I will learn thy commandments.

Psalm 143:8

Cause me to hear thy loving-kindness in the morning, for in thee do I confide; make me to know the way wherein I should walk, for unto thee do I lift up my soul.

Proverbs 2:9

Then shalt thou understand righteousness and judgment and equity: every good path.

Proverbs 8:20

I walk in the path of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment:

Proverbs 11:18

The wicked worketh a deceitful work; but he that soweth righteousness hath a sure reward.

Jeremiah 13:20

Lift up your eyes, and behold them that come from the north. Where is the flock that was given thee, thy beautiful flock?

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.

Ephesians 4:22

namely your having put off according to the former conversation the old man which corrupts itself according to the deceitful lusts;

Ephesians 5:17

For this reason be not foolish, but understanding what is the will of the Lord.

Colossians 1:9-10

For this reason we also, from the day we heard of your faith and love, do not cease praying and asking for you, to the end that ye may be filled with the full knowledge of his will, in all wisdom and spiritual understanding,

2 Timothy 3:13

But wicked men and juggling impostors shall advance in evil, leading and being led astray.

2 Timothy 3:15-17

and that from a child thou hast known the sacred letters, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation, through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

James 3:13

Who is wise and understanding among you; let him shew out of a good conversation his works in meekness of wisdom;



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