Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

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

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.

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 [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 One who isolates himself pursues selfish desires;
he rebels against all sound judgment.
2 A fool does not delight in understanding,
but only wants to show off his opinions.
3 When a wicked man comes, contempt also does,
and along with dishonor, disgrace.



Cross References

Numbers 24:15-16

Then he proclaimed his poem:

The oracle of Balaam son of Beor,
the oracle of the man whose eyes are opened;

Psalm 1:1-2

BOOK I
(Psalms 1–41)
How happy is the man
who does not follow the advice of the wicked
or take the path of sinners
or join a group of mockers!

Proverbs 12:23

A shrewd person conceals knowledge,
but a foolish heart publicizes stupidity.

Proverbs 1:7

The fear of the Lord
is the beginning of knowledge;
fools despise wisdom and discipline.

Proverbs 13:16

Every sensible person acts knowledgeably,
but a fool displays his stupidity.

Proverbs 17:16

Why does a fool have money in his hand
with no intention of buying wisdom?

Ecclesiastes 10:3

Even when the fool walks along the road, his heart lacks sense,
and he shows everyone he is a fool.

Matthew 8:34

At that, the whole town went out to meet Jesus. When they saw Him, they begged Him to leave their region.

1 Corinthians 8:1

About food offered to idols: We know that “we all have knowledge.” Knowledge inflates with pride, but love builds up.

1 Corinthians 14:12

So also you—since you are zealous for spiritual gifts, seek to excel in building up the church.

2 Peter 2:15-19

They have gone astray by abandoning the straight path and have followed the path of Balaam, the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness

Proverbs 1:22

“How long, foolish ones, will you love ignorance?
How long will you mockers enjoy mocking
and you fools hate knowledge?

Philippians 1:15

To be sure, some preach Christ out of envy and strife, but others out of good will.

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