Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: and 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 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.

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 before to the foolish man and thou knewest not the lips of knowledge. 8 The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: and the folly of the foolish is deceit 9 The foolish will mock at guilt: and between the upright acceptance.



Cross References

Psalm 111:10

The beginning of wisdom is the fear of Jehovah: a good understanding to all doing them: his praise stands forever.

Psalm 119:5

Would that my ways were directed to watch thy laws!

Psalm 119:34-35

Cause me to understand and I will guard thy instructions; and I will watch it with all the heart.

Psalm 119:73

Thy hands made me and they will prepare me: cause me to understand and I will learn thy commands.

Psalm 143:8

Cause me to hear thy mercy in the morning; for in thee I trusted: cause me to know the way that I shall go; for to thee I lifted up my soul.

Proverbs 2:9

Then thou shalt understand justice and judgment and uprightness; every good track.

Proverbs 8:20

I shall go in the way of justice, in the midst of the beaten paths of judgment:

Proverbs 11:18

The unjust one did a work of falsehood: and the seed of justice the reward of truth.

Jeremiah 13:20

Lift up your eyes and see them coming from the north: where the flock given to thee, the sheep of thy glory?

Luke 12:19-20

And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast many good things laid up for many years; rest, eat, drink, be gladdened.

Ephesians 4:22

For you to put away according to the former mode of life the old man, corrupted according to the eager desires of deceit;

Ephesians 5:17

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

Colossians 1:9-10

For this also we, from the day which we heard, ceased not praying for you, and asking that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;

2 Timothy 3:13

And evil men and impostors shall proceed to worse, deceiving, and being deceived.

2 Timothy 3:15-17

And that from infancy thou hast known the holy letters, able to render thee wise to salvation by faith which in Christ Jesus.

James 3:13

Who wise and knowing among you? let him show out of a good mode of life his works in meekness of wisdom.

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