Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

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

New American Standard Bible

A prudent man sees evil and hides himself,
The naive proceed and pay the penalty.

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;
the inexperienced keep going and are punished.

International Standard Version

Those who are prudent see danger and take refuge, 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 man sees evil and hides himself and avoids it,
But the naive [who are easily misled] 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; the simple pass on, and are punished.

Julia Smith Translation

The prudent one saw the evil, he hid himself; the simple passed 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

[When] the clever sees danger, he hides; the simple go on [and] suffer.

Modern King James verseion

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

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A wise man seeing the plague will hide himself; as for fools they go on still, and suffer harm.

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 takes refuge; but the simple pass on, and suffer for it.

The Emphasized Bible

A prudent man, seeth calamity - he hideth himself, the simple, pass on - they 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 takes refuge; but the simple pass on, and suffer for it.

Youngs Literal Translation

The prudent hath seen the evil, he is hidden, The simple have passed on, they 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

Context Readings

All About Life

11 My son, be wise, and make my heart glad, that I may answer him who reproaches me. 12 A prudent man sees the evil, [and] hides himself. The simple pass on, [and] suffer for it. 13 Take his garment who is surety for a stranger, and hold him in pledge [who is surety] for a strange woman.



Cross References

Proverbs 22:3

A prudent man sees the evil, and hides himself, but 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.

Psalm 57:1-3

Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me, for my soul takes refuge in thee. Yea, in the shadow of thy wings I will take refuge until calamities be passed by.

Proverbs 18:10

The name of LORD is a strong tower. A righteous man runs into it, and is safe.

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 3:7

But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his immersion, he said to them, Ye offspring of vipers, who showed you to flee from the coming wrath?

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.

2 Peter 3:7

But now the heavens and the earth, which have been stored up by the same word, are being preserved for fire in a day of judgment and destruction of irreverent men.

2 Peter 3:10-14

But the day of Lord will come as a thief in the night, during which the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the elements, being intensely hot, will be disintegrated, and the earth and the works in it will be destroyed by fire.

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