Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Wisdom is in the presence of the one who has understanding, But the eyes of a fool are on the ends of the earth.

King James Version

Wisdom is before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.

Holman Bible

Wisdom is the focus of the perceptive, but a fool's eyes roam to the ends of the earth.

International Standard Version

A person with understanding has wisdom as his objective, but a fool looks only to earthly goals.

A Conservative Version

Wisdom is before the face of him who has understanding, but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.

American Standard Version

Wisdom is before the face of him that hath understanding; But the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.

Amplified

A man of understanding sets skillful and godly Wisdom before his face, but the eyes of a [self-confident] fool are on the ends of the earth.

Bible in Basic English

Wisdom is before the face of him who has sense; but the eyes of the foolish are on the ends of the earth.

Darby Translation

Wisdom is before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Wisdom appears upon the countenance of him that has understanding, but the eyes of a fool manifest his folly unto the ends of the earth.

Julia Smith Translation

Wisdom, is with the face of him understanding, and the eyes of the foolish one are in the ends of the earth.

King James 2000

Wisdom is before him that has understanding; but the eyes of a fool are on the ends of the earth.

Lexham Expanded Bible

He who understands sets [his] face [toward] wisdom, but the eyes of a fool, to the end of the earth.

Modern King James verseion

Wisdom is before him who has understanding, but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Wisdom shineth in the face of him that hath understanding; but the eyes of fools wander throughout all lands.

NET Bible

Wisdom is directly in front of the discerning person, but the eyes of a fool run to the ends of the earth.

New Heart English Bible

Wisdom is before the face of one who has understanding, but the eyes of a fool wander to the ends of the earth.

The Emphasized Bible

Before the face of the discerning, is wisdom, but, the eyes of a dullard, are in the ends of the earth.

Webster

Wisdom is before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.

World English Bible

Wisdom is before the face of one who has understanding, but the eyes of a fool wander to the ends of the earth.

Youngs Literal Translation

The face of the intelligent is to wisdom, And the eyes of a fool -- at the end of the earth.

Interlinear

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

פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

but the eyes
עין 
`ayin 
Usage: 372

of a fool
כּסיל 
K@ciyl 
Usage: 70

are in the ends
קצה קצה 
Qatseh 
Usage: 97

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

23 A wicked man receives a bribe from the bosom To pervert the ways of justice. 24 Wisdom is in the presence of the one who has understanding, But the eyes of a fool are on the ends of the earth. 25 A foolish son is a grief to his father And bitterness to her who bore him.



Cross References

Ecclesiastes 2:14

The wise man's eyes are in his head, but the fool walks in darkness And yet I know that one fate befalls them both.

Proverbs 14:6

A scoffer seeks wisdom and finds none, But knowledge is easy to one who has understanding.

Proverbs 15:14

The mind of the intelligent seeks knowledge, But the mouth of fools feeds on folly.

Psalm 119:37

Turn away my eyes from looking at vanity, And revive me in Your ways.

Proverbs 23:5

When you set your eyes on it, it is gone. For wealth certainly makes itself wings Like an eagle that flies toward the heavens.

Ecclesiastes 6:9

What the eyes see is better than what the soul desires This too is futility and a striving after wind.

Ecclesiastes 8:1

Who is like the wise man and who knows the interpretation of a matter? A man's wisdom illumines him and causes his stern face to beam.

John 7:17

"If anyone is willing to do His will, he will know of the teaching, whether it is of God or whether I speak from Myself.

1 John 2:16

For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world.



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