Parallel Verses

The Emphasized Bible

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

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 of the sensible is to understand his way,
But the foolishness of [shortsighted] fools is deceit.

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.

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.

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 Get thee from the presence of a man that is a dullard, when thou perceivest not the lips of knowledge. 8 The wisdom of the prudent, is to understand his way, but, the folly of dullards, is a fraud. 9 the foolish, scoff at guilt, but, between the upright, is good pleasure.



Cross References

Psalm 111:10

The beginning of wisdom, is the reverence of Yahweh, Good discretion, have all that do them, His praise, endureth for aye.

Psalm 119:5

Oh would that my ways might be settled! that I might keep thy statutes.

Psalm 119:34-35

Give me understanding, that I may observe thy law, that I may keep it with a whole heart.

Psalm 119:73

[YODH] Thine own hands, have made me, and formed me. Give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.

Psalm 119:73

[YODH] Thine own hands, have made me, and formed me. Give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.

Proverbs 2:9

Then, shalt thou understand righteousness and justice, and equity - every noble course.

Proverbs 8:20

In the way of righteousness, I march along, in the middle of the paths of justice:

Proverbs 11:18

The lawless man, earneth the wages of falsehood, but, he that soweth righteousness, hath the reward of fidelity.

Jeremiah 13:20

Lift up your eyes and see Them who are coming in from the North, - Where is The flock that was given thee, Thy beautiful flock?

Luke 12:19-20

and will say to my soul - Soul! thou hast many good things lying by for many years: be taking thy rest, eat, drink,be making merry!

Ephesians 4:22

That ye were to strip off - as regardeth the former behaviour - the old man, who corrupteth himself according to his deceitful covetings,

Ephesians 5:17

For this cause, do not become foolish, but have discernment as to what is the will of the Lord;

Colossians 1:9-10

For this cause, we also, from the day when we heard of you , cease not, in your behalf, praying and asking - that ye may be filled unto the personal knowledge of his will, in all spiritual wisdom and discernment,

2 Timothy 3:13

Whereas, wicked men and howling impostors, will force their way to the worse, deceiving and being deceived.

2 Timothy 3:15-17

And that, from a babe, those sacred letters, thou hast known which are able to make thee wise unto salvation, through the faith which is in Christ Jesus:

James 3:13

Who is wise and well-instructed-among you? Let him show, out of his comely behaviour, his works, in meekness of wisdom.

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