Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

A fool does not delight in understanding, But only in revealing his own mind.

King James Version

A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself.

Holman Bible

A fool does not delight in understanding,
but only wants to show off his opinions.

International Standard Version

A fool finds no satisfaction in trying to understand, for he would rather express his own opinion.

A Conservative Version

A fool has no delight in understanding, but only that his heart may reveal itself.

American Standard Version

A fool hath no delight in understanding, But only that his heart may reveal itself.

Amplified

A [self-confident] fool has no delight in understanding but only in revealing his personal opinions and himself.

Bible in Basic English

A foolish man has no pleasure in good sense, but only to let what is in his heart come to light.

Darby Translation

A fool hath no delight in understanding, but only that his heart may reveal itself.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

A fool has no delight in understanding, but in that which his own heart discovers.

Julia Smith Translation

The foolish one will not delight in understanding, but in, the disclosings of his heart

King James 2000

A fool has no delight in understanding, but that his heart may express itself.

Lexham Expanded Bible

A fool will not take pleasure in understanding, but in expressing his heart.

Modern King James verseion

A fool has no delight in understanding, but only that his heart may lay itself bare.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A fool hath no delight in understanding, but only in those things wherein his heart rejoiceth.

NET Bible

A fool takes no pleasure in understanding but only in disclosing what is on his mind.

New Heart English Bible

A fool has no delight in understanding, but only in revealing his own opinion.

The Emphasized Bible

A dullard, delighteth not, in understanding, in nothing save the exposing of his own heart.

Webster

A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may reveal itself.

World English Bible

A fool has no delight in understanding, but only in revealing his own opinion.

Youngs Literal Translation

A fool delighteth not in understanding, But -- in uncovering his heart.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
A fool
כּסיל 
K@ciyl 
Usage: 70

חפץ 
Chaphets 
Usage: 76

תּובנה תּבוּנה תּבוּןo 
Tabuwn 
Usage: 42

Context Readings

How Fools Live

1 He who separates himself seeks his own desire, He quarrels against all sound wisdom. 2 A fool does not delight in understanding, But only in revealing his own mind. 3 When a wicked man comes, contempt also comes, And with dishonor comes scorn.



Cross References

Numbers 24:15-16

He took up his discourse and said, "The oracle of Balaam the son of Beor, And the oracle of the man whose eye is opened,

Psalm 1:1-2

How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, Nor stand in the path of sinners, Nor sit in the seat of scoffers!

Proverbs 12:23

A prudent man conceals knowledge, But the heart of fools proclaims folly.

Proverbs 1:7

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; Fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 13:16

Every prudent man acts with knowledge, But a fool displays folly.

Proverbs 17:16

Why is there a price in the hand of a fool to buy wisdom, When he has no sense?

Ecclesiastes 10:3

Even when the fool walks along the road, his sense is lacking and he demonstrates to everyone that he is a fool.

Matthew 8:34

And behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus; and when they saw Him, they implored Him to leave their region.

1 Corinthians 8:1

Now concerning things sacrificed to idols, we know that we all have knowledge Knowledge makes arrogant, but love edifies.

1 Corinthians 14:12

So also you, since you are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek to abound for the edification of the church.

2 Peter 2:15-19

forsaking the right way, they have gone astray, having followed the way of Balaam, the son of Beor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness;

Proverbs 1:22

"How long, O naive ones, will you love being simple-minded? And scoffers delight themselves in scoffing And fools hate knowledge?

Philippians 1:15

Some, to be sure, are preaching Christ even from envy and strife, but some also from good will;

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