Proverbs 10:23 {24}
Good News Translation
It is foolish to enjoy doing wrong. Intelligent people take pleasure in wisdom.

Contemporary English Version
Fools enjoy doing wrong, but anyone with good sense enjoys acting wisely.

Douay-Rheims Bible
That which the wicked feareth, shall come upon him: to the just their desire shall be given.

New American Bible
Crime is the entertainment of the fool; but wisdom is for the person of understanding.

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That which the wicked feareth, shall come upon him: to the just their desire shall be given.

Proverbs 14:9 A fool will laugh at sin, but among the just grace shall abide.

Proverbs 15:21 Folly is joy to the fool: and the wise man maketh straight his steps.

Proverbs 26:18,19 As he is guilty that shooteth arrows, and lances unto death. . . .

Ecclesiastes 11:9 Rejoice therefore, O young man, in thy youth, and let thy heart be in that which is good in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thy heart, and in the sight of thy eyes: and know that for all these God will bring thee into judgment.

Context
Solomon's Proverbs: The Wise Son
22A fool worketh mischief as it were for sport: but wisdom is prudence to a man. 23That which the wicked feareth, shall come upon him: to the just their desire shall be given.24As a tempest that passeth, so the wicked shall be no more: but the just is as an everlasting foundation.…
Cross References
Proverbs 2:14
Whose ways are perverse, and their steps infamous.

Proverbs 15:21
Folly is joy to the fool: and the wise man maketh straight his steps.

Additional Translations
The fool delights in shameful conduct, but a man of understanding has wisdom.It is as sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding has wisdom.

It is as sport to a fool to do wickedness; And'so is wisdom to a man of understanding.

A fool does mischief in sport; but wisdom brings forth prudence for a man.

It is as sport to a foolish [man] to do wickedness; but a man of understanding hath wisdom.

It is as sport to a fool to do wickedness: and so is wisdom to a man of understanding.

It is as sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding hath wisdom.

It is a fool's pleasure to do wickedness, but wisdom is a man of understanding's pleasure.

To execute inventions is as play to a fool, And wisdom to a man of understanding.
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