Parallel Verses

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

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.

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 the foolish man when thou dost not perceive in him the lips of knowledge. 8 The wisdom of the sane is to understand his way, but the folly of fools is deceit. 9 Fools speak sin unto themselves, but among the righteous there is love.



Cross References

Psalm 111:10

Resh The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; Schin A good understanding have all those that do his will; Tau His praise endures for ever.

Psalm 119:5

O that my ways were ordered to keep thy statutes!

Psalm 119:34-35

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

Psalm 119:73

JOD. Thy hands have made me and fashioned me; give me understanding, and I shall learn thy commandments.

Psalm 143:8

Cause me to hear thy mercy in the morning, for in thee do I trust; cause me to know the way in which I should walk, for I lift up my soul unto thee.

Proverbs 2:9

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

Proverbs 8:20

I shall lead in the way of righteousness in the midst of the paths of judgment,

Proverbs 11:18

The wicked works a deceitful work, but to him that sows righteousness shall be a sure reward.

Jeremiah 13:20

Lift up your eyes, and behold those that come from the north wind: where is the flock that was given thee, the cattle of thy beauty?

Luke 12:19-20

And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast many goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.

Ephesians 4:22

that ye put off everything concerning the old way of life, that is, the old man who corrupts himself according to deceitful desires,

Ephesians 5:17

Therefore, be ye not unwise, but understanding of what the will of the Lord is.

Colossians 1:9-10

For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, asking that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding,

2 Timothy 3:13

But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.

2 Timothy 3:15-17

and that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto saving health by the faith which is in Christ Jesus.

James 3:13

Who is wise and ready among you? let him show out of a good conversation his works in meekness of wisdom.

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