Parallel Verses

The Emphasized Bible

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

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 [who is conceited and relies on his wealth instead of God] is wise in his own eyes,
But the poor man who has understanding [because he relies on God] is able to see through him.

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.

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.

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

man
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

is wise
חכם 
Chakam 
Usage: 137

but the poor
דּל 
Dal 
Usage: 48

Verse Info

Context Readings

All About Life

10 He that misguideth the upright into a hurtful way! into his own pit, he himself, shall fall, but, men of integrity, shall inherit good. 11 Wise in his own eyes, is the man that is rich, but, a poor man of discernment, searcheth him out. 12 In the exulting of the righteous, there is great glorying, but, when the lawless arise, a man must be sought for.



Cross References

Proverbs 26:16

Wiser is the sluggard in his own eyes, than, seven persons, who can answer with judgment.

Job 32:9

Great men, may not be wise, nor, elders, understand justice.

Proverbs 18:11

The substance of a rich man, is his strong city, and like a high wall, in his imagination.

Proverbs 18:17

Righteous is he that is first in his own cause, then cometh his neighbour, and thoroughly searcheth him.

Proverbs 19:1

Better is a poor man, walking in his integrity, than one of perverse lips, and, he, a dullard.

Proverbs 23:4

Do not toil to get wealth, of thine own understanding, forbear:

Proverbs 26:5

Answer a dullard according to his folly, lest he become wise in his own eyes.

Ecclesiastes 9:15-17

but there was found therein, a man, poor but wise, and, he, delivered the city by his wisdom, - yet, no one, remembered that poor man.

Isaiah 5:21

Alas for them Who are wise in their own eyes, - And in their own sight, are prudent.

Isaiah 10:13-14

For he hath said - By the strength of mine own hand, have I effectually wrought, And by my wisdom - for I have discernment, - That I might remove the bounds of peoples, Yea their treasures, have I plundered That I might lay prostrate as a mighty one the inhabitants;

Ezekiel 28:3-5

Lo! wiser, thou than Daniel, - No secret, have they hidden from thee:

Luke 16:13-14

No domestic, can, unto two masters, be in service; for either, the one, he will hate, and, the other, love, or, unto the one, he will hold, and, the other, despise: Ye cannot, unto God, be in service, and unto Riches.

Romans 11:25

For I wish not, ye should be ignorant, brethren, of this sacred secret, lest within yourselves ye be presumptuous, that, a hardening in part, hath befallen Israel, until, the full measure of the nations, shall come in;

Romans 12:16

The same thing, one to another regarding, - not the lofty things regarding, but, by the lowly, being led along. Be not getting presumptuous in your own opinion:

1 Corinthians 3:18-19

Let no one be deceiving himself: - if anyone imagineth himself to be wise among you, in this age, let him become foolish, that he may become wise;

1 Timothy 6:17

Upon them who are rich in the present age, lay thou charge - not to be high-minded, nor to have set their hope on, riches', uncertainty, - but on God, who offereth us all things richly for enjoying,

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