Proverbs 8:5 "O naive ones, understand prudence; And, O fools, understand wisdom.


Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"O naive ones, understand prudence; And, O fools, understand wisdom.

King James Version

O ye simple, understand wisdom: and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart.

Holman Bible

Learn to be shrewd, you who are inexperienced; develop common sense, you who are foolish.

International Standard Version

Understand prudence, you naive people; and gain an understanding heart, you foolish ones.

A Conservative Version

O ye simple, understand prudence, and, ye fools, be of an understanding heart.

American Standard Version

O ye simple, understand prudence; And, ye fools, be of an understanding heart.

Amplified

O you simple and thoughtless ones, understand prudence; you [self-confident] fools, be of an understanding heart.

Bible in Basic English

Become expert in reason, O you simple ones; you foolish ones, take training to heart.

Darby Translation

O ye simple, understand prudence; and ye foolish, understand sense.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

O ye simple, understand prudence; and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart.

Julia Smith Translation

Understand craftiness, ye simple: and ye foolish, understand the heart

King James 2000

O you simple, understand wisdom: and, you fools, be of an understanding heart.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Learn prudence, O simple ones; fools, learn {intelligence}.

Modern King James verseion

O simple ones, understand wisdom; and, fools, be of an understanding heart.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Take heed unto knowledge, O ye ignorant; be wise in heart, O ye fools.

NET Bible

You who are naive, discern wisdom! And you fools, understand discernment!

New Heart English Bible

You simple, understand prudence. You fools, be of an understanding heart.

The Emphasized Bible

Understand, ye simple ones, shrewdness, and, ye dullards understand sense;

Webster

O ye simple, understand wisdom: and ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart.

World English Bible

You simple, understand prudence. You fools, be of an understanding heart.

Youngs Literal Translation

Understand, ye simple ones, prudence, And ye fools, understand the heart,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
O ye simple
פּתאי פּתי פּתי 
P@thiy 
Usage: 19

ערמה 
`ormah 
Usage: 5

and, ye fools
כּסיל 
K@ciyl 
Usage: 70

be ye of an understanding
בּין 
Biyn 
Usage: 169

References

Hastings

Context Readings

Wisdom Calls

4 "To you, O men, I call, And my voice is to the sons of men. 5 "O naive ones, understand prudence; And, O fools, understand wisdom. 6 "Listen, for I will speak noble things; And the opening of my lips will reveal right things.


Cross References

Proverbs 1:22

"How long, O naive ones, will you love being simple-minded? And scoffers delight themselves in scoffing And fools hate knowledge?

Proverbs 1:4

To give prudence to the naive, To the youth knowledge and discretion,

Psalm 19:7

The law of the LORD is perfect, restoring the soul; The testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.

Psalm 94:8

Pay heed, you senseless among the people; And when will you understand, stupid ones?

Proverbs 9:4

"Whoever is naive, let him turn in here!" To him who lacks understanding she says,

Isaiah 42:13

The LORD will go forth like a warrior, He will arouse His zeal like a man of war He will utter a shout, yes, He will raise a war cry He will prevail against His enemies.

Isaiah 55:1-3

"Ho! Every one who thirsts, come to the waters; And you who have no money come, buy and eat Come, buy wine and milk Without money and without cost.

Acts 26:18

to open their eyes so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the dominion of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who have been sanctified by faith in Me.'

1 Corinthians 1:28

and the base things of the world and the despised God has chosen, the things that are not, so that He may nullify the things that are,

1 Corinthians 6:9-11

Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals,

Revelation 3:17-18

'Because you say, "I am rich, and have become wealthy, and have need of nothing," and you do not know that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked,



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