Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

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

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.

American Standard Version

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

Amplified


A [closed-minded] fool does not delight in understanding,
But only in revealing his personal opinions [unwittingly displaying his self-indulgence and his stupidity].

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.

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 desires to separate himself seeks excuses, and rages against all sound wisdom. 2 A fool has no delight in understanding, but only that his heart may reveal itself. 3 When a wicked man comes, contempt also comes, and with disgrace, reproach.



Cross References

Numbers 24:15-16

And he took up his parable, and said, Balaam the son of Beor says, and the man whose eye was closed says,

Psalm 1:1-2

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers,

Proverbs 12:23

A prudent man conceals knowledge, but the heart of fools proclaims foolishness.

Proverbs 1:7

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

Proverbs 13:16

Every prudent man works with knowledge, but a fool flaunts folly.

Proverbs 17:16

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

Ecclesiastes 10:3

Yea also, when the fool walks by the way, his understanding fails him, and he says to everyone [that] he is a fool.

Matthew 8:34

And behold, the whole city came out to a meeting with Jesus. And having seen him, they besought him that he would depart from their regions.

1 Corinthians 8:1

Now about the things sacrificed to idols. We know that all have knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up.

1 Corinthians 14:12

So also ye, since ye are zealots of spirits, seek so that ye may excel for the edification of the church.

2 Peter 2:15-19

having forsaked a straight path, they were led astray, men who followed the way of Balaam, son of Beor, who loved the wage of unrighteousness.

Proverbs 1:22

How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? And scoffers delight them in scoffing, and fools hate knowledge?

Philippians 1:15

Actually some also preach the Christ because of envy and strife, and some also because of good-will.

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