Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

A prudent man sees the evil, and hides himself, but the simple pass on, and suffer for it.

New American Standard Bible

The prudent sees the evil and hides himself,
But the naive go on, and are punished for it.

King James Version

A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.

Holman Bible

A sensible person sees danger and takes cover,
but the inexperienced keep going and are punished.

International Standard Version

The prudent person sees trouble ahead and hides, but the naive continue on and suffer the consequences.

American Standard Version

A prudent man seeth the evil, and hideth himself; But the simple pass on, and suffer for it.

Amplified


A prudent and far-sighted person sees the evil [of sin] and hides himself [from it],
But the naive continue on and are punished [by suffering the consequences of sin].

Bible in Basic English

The sharp man sees the evil and takes cover: the simple go straight on and get into trouble.

Darby Translation

A prudent man seeth the evil, and hideth himself; but the simple pass on, and are punished.

Julia Smith Translation

The crafty saw evil, and he will hide, and the simple passed on and were punished.

King James 2000

A prudent man foresees the evil, and hides himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.

Lexham Expanded Bible

The clever sees danger and hides, but the simple go on and suffer.

Modern King James verseion

A prudent one foresees the evil and hides himself, but the simple pass on and are punished.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A wise man seeth the plague and hideth himself; but the foolish go on still and are punished.

NET Bible

A shrewd person sees danger and hides himself, but the naive keep right on going and suffer for it.

New Heart English Bible

A prudent man sees danger, and hides himself; but the simple pass on, and suffer for it.

The Emphasized Bible

A prudent man, seeth calamity, and hideth himself, but, the simple, pass on, and suffer.

Webster

A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.

World English Bible

A prudent man sees danger, and hides himself; but the simple pass on, and suffer for it.

Youngs Literal Translation

The prudent hath seen the evil, and is hidden, And the simple have passed on, and are punished.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ערוּם 
`aruwm 
Usage: 11

and hideth
סתר 
Cathar 
Usage: 81

himself but the simple
פּתאי פּתי פּתי 
P@thiy 
Usage: 19

pass on
עבר 
`abar 
over, pass, through, pass by, go, away, pass on,
Usage: 557

References

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

2 The rich and the poor meet together. LORD is the maker of them all. 3 A prudent man sees the evil, and hides himself, but the simple pass on, and suffer for it. 4 The reward of humility [and] the fear of LORD [is] riches and honor and life.



Cross References

Proverbs 14:16

A wise man fears, and departs from evil, but the fool bears himself insolently, and is confident.

Proverbs 27:12

A prudent man sees the evil, [and] hides himself. The simple pass on, [and] suffer for it.

Exodus 9:20-21

He who feared the word of LORD among the servants of Pharaoh made his servants and his cattle flee into the houses.

Proverbs 7:7

and I beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, a young man void of understanding

Proverbs 7:22-23

He goes after her straightaway, as an ox goes to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks,

Proverbs 9:16-18

He who is simple, let him turn in here. And as for him who is void of understanding, she says to him,

Proverbs 29:1

He who, being often reproved, hardens his neck shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.

Isaiah 26:20-21

Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors around thee. Hide thyself for a little moment until the indignation be passed over.

Matthew 24:15-18

When therefore ye see the abomination of desolation that was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (let him who reads understand),

1 Thessalonians 5:2-6

For ye yourselves know accurately that the day of Lord so comes as a thief in the night.

Hebrews 6:18

So that by two immutable events, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we may have strong encouragement, having fled for refuge to seize the hope being openly displayed.

Hebrews 11:7

By faith Noah, being divinely warned about things not yet seen, moved with awe, prepared an ark for the salvation of his house, through which he condemned the world, and became an heir of righteousness according to faith.

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