Parallel Verses

King James 2000

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

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

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 A man, having separated himself, seeks his own desire, and rages against all sound wisdom. 2 A fool has no delight in understanding, but that his heart may express itself. 3 When the wicked comes, then comes also contempt, and with dishonor comes reproach.



Cross References

Numbers 24:15-16

And he took up his oracle, and said, Balaam the son of Beor has said, and the man whose eyes are open has said:

Psalm 1:1-2

Blessed is the man that walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful.

Proverbs 12:23

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

Proverbs 1:7

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 13:16

Every prudent man deals with knowledge: but a fool lays open his folly.

Proverbs 17:16

Why is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he has no heart for it?

Ecclesiastes 10:3

Yea also, when he that is a fool walks by the way, his wisdom fails him, and he says to every one that he is a fool.

Matthew 8:34

And, behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus: and when they saw him, they besought him that he would depart out of their region.

1 Corinthians 8:1

Now concerning things offered unto idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but love edifies.

1 Corinthians 14:12

Even so you, since you are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that you may excel to the edifying of the church.

2 Peter 2:15-19

Who have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Beor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness;

Proverbs 1:22

How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity? and the scoffers delight in their scoffing, and fools hate knowledge?

Philippians 1:15

Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife; and some also of good will:

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