Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

The rich man is wise in his own eyes, But the poor who has understanding sees through him.

King James Version

The rich man is wise in his own conceit; but the poor that hath understanding searcheth him out.

Holman Bible

A rich man is wise in his own eyes, but a poor man who has discernment sees through him.

International Standard Version

The rich man may be wise in his own opinion; but a discerning, poor man sees through him.

A Conservative Version

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

American Standard Version

The rich man is wise in his own conceit; But the poor that hath understanding searcheth him out.

Amplified

The rich man is wise in his own eyes and conceit, but the poor man who has understanding will find him out.

Bible in Basic English

The man of wealth seems to himself to be wise, but the poor man who has sense has a low opinion of him.

Darby Translation

A rich man is wise in his own eyes; but the poor that hath understanding searcheth him out.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The rich man is wise in his own conceit, but the poor that has understanding is wiser than he.

Julia Smith Translation

The rich man is wise in his eyes, and the poor one understanding shall search him out.

King James 2000

The rich man is wise in his own eyes; but the poor that has understanding will find him out.

Lexham Expanded Bible

A man of wealth [is] wise in his own eyes, but the intelligent poor sees through him.

Modern King James verseion

The rich man is wise in his own eyes; but the poor who has understanding searches him out.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The rich man thinketh himself to be wise; but the poor that hath understanding, can perceive him well enough.

NET Bible

A rich person is wise in his own eyes, but a discerning poor person can evaluate him properly.

New Heart English Bible

The rich man is wise in his own eyes; but the poor who has understanding sees through him.

The Emphasized Bible

Wise in his own eyes, is the man that is rich, but, a poor man of discernment, searcheth him out.

Webster

The rich man is wise in his own conceit; but the poor man that hath understanding searcheth him out.

World English Bible

The rich man is wise in his own eyes; but the poor who has understanding sees through him.

Youngs Literal Translation

A rich man is wise in his own eyes, And the intelligent poor searcheth him.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
עשׁיר 
`ashiyr 
Usage: 23

אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

is wise
חכם 
Chakam 
Usage: 137

but the poor
דּל 
Dal 
Usage: 48

Context Readings

All About Life

10 He who leads the upright astray in an evil way Will himself fall into his own pit, But the blameless will inherit good. 11 The rich man is wise in his own eyes, But the poor who has understanding sees through him. 12 When the righteous triumph, there is great glory, But when the wicked rise, men hide themselves.



Cross References

Proverbs 26:16

The sluggard is wiser in his own eyes Than seven men who can give a discreet answer.

Job 32:9

"The abundant in years may not be wise, Nor may elders understand justice.

Proverbs 18:11

A rich man's wealth is his strong city, And like a high wall in his own imagination.

Proverbs 18:17

The first to plead his case seems right, Until another comes and examines him.

Proverbs 19:1

Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity Than he who is perverse in speech and is a fool.

Proverbs 23:4

Do not weary yourself to gain wealth, Cease from your consideration of it.

Proverbs 26:5

Answer a fool as his folly deserves, That he not be wise in his own eyes.

Ecclesiastes 9:15-17

But there was found in it a poor wise man and he delivered the city by his wisdom Yet no one remembered that poor man.

Isaiah 5:21

Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes And clever in their own sight!

Isaiah 10:13-14

For he has said, "By the power of my hand and by my wisdom I did this, For I have understanding; And I removed the boundaries of the peoples And plundered their treasures, And like a mighty man I brought down their inhabitants,

Ezekiel 28:3-5

Behold, you are wiser than Daniel; There is no secret that is a match for you.

Luke 16:13-14

"No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be devoted to one and despise the other You cannot serve God and wealth."

Romans 11:25

For I do not want you, brethren, to be uninformed of this mystery--so that you will not be wise in your own estimation--that a partial hardening has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in;

Romans 12:16

Be of the same mind toward one another; do not be haughty in mind, but associate with the lowly Do not be wise in your own estimation.

1 Corinthians 3:18-19

Let no man deceive himself If any man among you thinks that he is wise in this age, he must become foolish, so that he may become wise.

1 Timothy 6:17

Instruct those who are rich in this present world not to be conceited or to fix their hope on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly supplies us with all things to enjoy.



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