Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

This is the way of those who are foolish,
And of those after them who approve their words. Selah.

King James Version

This their way is their folly: yet their posterity approve their sayings. Selah.

Holman Bible

This is the way of those who are arrogant,
and of their followers,
who approve of their words.Selah

International Standard Version

This is the fate of those who are foolish and of those who correct their words after they speak. Interlude

A Conservative Version

This their way is their folly. Yet after them men approve their sayings. Selah.

American Standard Version

This their way is their folly: Yet after them men approve their sayings. Selah

Amplified


This is the fate of those who are foolishly confident,
And of those after them who approve [and are influenced by] their words. Selah.

Bible in Basic English

This is the way of the foolish; their silver is for those who come after them, and their children get the pleasure of their gold. (Selah.)

Darby Translation

This their way is their folly, yet they that come after them delight in their sayings. Selah.

Julia Smith Translation

This their way folly to them: and those after them will delight in their mouth. Silence.

King James 2000

This their way is their folly: yet their posterity approve their sayings. Selah.

Lexham Expanded Bible

This [is] the journey [of those who] have foolish [confidence], and those after them [who] accept their sayings. Selah

Modern King James verseion

This way of theirs is their foolishness; yet their followers delight in their sayings. Selah.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

This way of theirs is very foolishness, and yet their posterity praise it with their mouth. Selah.

NET Bible

This is the destiny of fools, and of those who approve of their philosophy. (Selah)

New Heart English Bible

This is the destiny of those who are foolish, and of those who approve their sayings. Selah.

The Emphasized Bible

This, their way, is a folly to them, And yet, their followers, with their mouth, approve. Selah.

Webster

This their way is their folly: yet their posterity approve their sayings. Selah.

World English Bible

This is the destiny of those who are foolish, and of those who approve their sayings. Selah.

Youngs Literal Translation

This their way is folly for them, And their posterity with their sayings are pleased. Selah.

References

Hastings

Context Readings

Misplaced Trust In Wealth

12 But man in his pomp will not endure;
He is like the beasts that perish.
13 This is the way of those who are foolish,
And of those after them who approve their words. Selah.
14 As sheep they are appointed for Sheol;
Death shall be their shepherd;
And the upright shall rule over them in the morning,
And their form shall be for Sheol to consume
So that they have no habitation.


Cross References

Luke 12:20

But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your soul is required of you; and now who will own what you have prepared?’

Jeremiah 44:17

But rather we will certainly carry out every word that has proceeded from our mouths, by burning sacrifices to the queen of heaven and pouring out drink offerings to her, just as we ourselves, our forefathers, our kings and our princes did in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem; for then we had plenty of food and were well off and saw no misfortune.

Luke 11:47-48

Woe to you! For you build the tombs of the prophets, and it was your fathers who killed them.

Luke 16:27-28

And he said, ‘Then I beg you, father, that you send him to my father’s house—

1 Corinthians 3:19

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness before God. For it is written, “He is the one who catches the wise in their craftiness”;

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