Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

See thou a man wise in his own conceit? There is more hope for a fool than of him.

New American Standard Bible

Do you see a man wise in his own eyes?
There is more hope for a fool than for him.

King James Version

Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.

Holman Bible

Do you see a man who is wise in his own eyes?
There is more hope for a fool than for him.

International Standard Version

Do you see a man who is wise in his own opinion? There's more hope for a fool than for him.

American Standard Version

Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? There is more hope of a fool than of him.

Amplified


Do you see a man [who is unteachable and] wise in his own eyes and full of self-conceit?
There is more hope for a fool than for him.

Bible in Basic English

Have you seen a man who seems to himself to be wise? There is more hope for the foolish than for him.

Darby Translation

Hast thou seen a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope of a fool than of him.

Julia Smith Translation

Sawest thou a man wise in his eyes? hope is for the foolish one more than for him.

King James 2000

See a man wise in his own eyes? there is more hope of a fool than of him.

Lexham Expanded Bible

[Do] you see a man wise in his own eyes? [There is more] hope for a fool than for him.

Modern King James verseion

Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

If thou seest a man that is wise in his own conceit, there is more hope in a fool than in him.

NET Bible

Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.

New Heart English Bible

Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.

The Emphasized Bible

Thou hast seen a man wise in his own eye, - more hope of a dullard, than of him!

Webster

Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.

World English Bible

Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.

Youngs Literal Translation

Thou hast seen a man wise in his own eyes, More hope of a fool than of him!

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ראה 
Ra'ah 
Usage: 1308

thou a man
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

חכם 
Chakam 
Usage: 137

תּקוה 
Tiqvah 
Usage: 34

of a fool
כּסיל 
K@ciyl 
Usage: 70

References

Context Readings

All About Fools

11 As a dog who returns to his vomit, [is] a fool who repeats his folly. 12 See thou a man wise in his own conceit? There is more hope for a fool than of him. 13 The sluggard says, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets.



Cross References

Proverbs 29:20

See thou a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.

Matthew 21:31

Which of the two did the will of the father? They say to him, The first. Jesus says to them, Truly I say to you, that the tax collectors and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.

Proverbs 26:5

Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit.

Proverbs 28:11

The rich man is wise in his own conceit, but a poor man who has understanding searches him out.

Romans 12:16

thinking the same way toward each other, not thinking on lofty things, but accommodating to the lowly. Become not wise according to yourselves,

Proverbs 3:7

Be not wise in thine own eyes. Fear LORD, and depart from evil.

Proverbs 22:29

See thou a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before obscure men.

Proverbs 26:16

The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit than seven men who can render a reason.

Luke 7:44

And having turned to the woman, he said to Simon, See thou this woman? I entered into thy house; thou gave no water for my feet. But this woman has wet my feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head.

Luke 18:11

Having stood by himself, the Pharisee prayed these things: God, I thank thee that I am not as the rest of men, predatory, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax collector.

1 Corinthians 3:18-19

Let not one man deceive himself. If any man among you seems to be wise in this age, let him become foolish so that he may become wise.

2 Corinthians 8:1-2

And, brothers, we declare to you the grace of God that has been given in the congregations of Macedonia,

Revelation 3:17

Because thou say, I am rich, and have become wealthy, and have need of nothing, and do not know that thou are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked.

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