Parallel Verses

New Heart English Bible

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

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.

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 Whoever causes the upright to go astray in an evil way, he will fall into his own trap; 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 answer with discretion.

Job 32:9

It is not the great who are wise, nor the aged who understand justice.

Proverbs 18:11

The rich man's wealth is his strong city, like an unscalable wall in his own imagination.

Proverbs 18:17

He who pleads his cause first seems right; until another comes and questions him.

Proverbs 19:1

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

Proverbs 23:4

Do not weary yourself to be rich. In your wisdom, show restraint.

Proverbs 26:5

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

Ecclesiastes 9:15-17

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

Isaiah 5:21

Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight.

Isaiah 10:13-14

For he has said, "By the strength of my hand I have done it, and by my wisdom; for I have understanding: and I have removed the boundaries of the peoples, and have robbed their treasures. Like a valiant man I have brought down their rulers.

Ezekiel 28:3-5

behold, you are wiser than Daniel; there is no secret that is hidden from 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 hold to one, and despise the other. You are not able to serve God and wealth."

Romans 11:25

For I do not desire you to be ignorant, brothers, of this mystery, so that you won't be wise in your own conceits, 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 one toward another. Do not be arrogant, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own conceits.

1 Corinthians 3:18-19

Let no one deceive himself. If anyone thinks that he is wise among you in this world, let him become a fool, that he may become wise.

1 Timothy 6:17

Charge those who are rich in this present world that they not be haughty, nor have their hope set on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy;

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