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.

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

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 Whosoever causes the upright to go astray in an evil way, he shall fall himself into his own pit, but the perfect shall inherit every good thing. 11 The rich man is wise in his own eyes, But the poor who has understanding sees through him. 12 When the righteous rejoice, there is great glory, but when the wicked rise, the sane man hides himself.



Cross References

Proverbs 26:16

The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit than seven men that can give him counsel.

Job 32:9

Great men are not always wise; neither do the aged understand judgment.

Proverbs 18:11

The rich man's wealth is his strong city and as a high wall in his imagination.

Proverbs 18:17

The one who is just is first in his cause, his adversary comes and seeks him out.

Proverbs 19:1

Better is the poor that walks in his integrity than he that is perverse in his lips and is a fool.

Proverbs 23:4

Do not labour to be rich; cease from thine own wisdom.

Proverbs 26:5

Answer the fool showing him his folly lest he be wise in his own conceit.

Ecclesiastes 9:15-17

now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city; yet no one remembered that same poor man.

Isaiah 5:21

Woe unto those that are wise in their own eyes and prudent in their own sight!

Isaiah 10:13-14

For he said, By the strength of my hand I have done it, and by my wisdom; for I have been prudent: and I have removed the boundaries of the peoples, and have robbed their treasures, and I have cast down as valiant ones those who were seated:

Ezekiel 28:3-5

behold, thou art wiser than Daniel; there is no secret that they can hide from thee:

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 hold to the one and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

Romans 11:25

For I would not, brethren, that ye ignore this mystery, that ye not be arrogant regarding yourselves: that blindness in part has happened in Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles are come in.

Romans 12:16

Be unanimous among yourselves, not high minded, but accommodating the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion.

1 Corinthians 3:18-19

Let no one deceive himself. If any one among you seems to be wise in this age, let them become a fool that they may be wise.

1 Timothy 6:17

Charge those that are rich in this world, that they not be highminded, not placing their hope in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy;

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