Proverbs 12:8 {9}
Good News Translation
If you are intelligent, you will be praised; if you are stupid, people will look down on you.

Contemporary English Version
Good sense is worthy of praise, but stupidity is a curse.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Better is the poor man that provideth for himself, than he that is glorious and wanteth bread.

New American Bible
For their good sense people are praised, but the perverse of heart are despised.

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Better is the poor man that provideth for himself, than he that is glorious and wanteth bread.

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Genesis 41:39 He said therefore to Joseph: Seeing God hath shewn thee all that thou hast said, can I find one wiser and one like unto thee?

1 Samuel 16:18 And one of the servants answering, said: Behold I have seen a son of Isai, the Bethlehemite, a skilful player, and one of great strength, and a man fit for war, and prudent in his words, and a comely person: and the Lord is with him.

1 Samuel 18:30 And the princes of the Philistines went forth: and from the beginning of their going forth, David behaved himself more wisely than all the servants of Saul, and his name became very famous.

Ecclesiastes 8:1 The wisdom of a man shineth in his countenance, and the most mighty will change his face.

Luke 12:42-44 And the Lord said: Who thinkest thou is the faithful and wise steward, whom his lord setteth over his family, to give them their measure of wheat in due season? . . .

Luke 16:8 And the lord commended the unjust steward, forasmuch as he had done wisely: for the children of this world are wiser in their generation than the children of light.

1 Corinthians 3:10-15 According to the grace of God that is given to me, as a wise architect, I have laid the foundation: and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon. . . .

1 Corinthians 4:5 Therefore, judge not before the time: until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts. And then shall every man have praise from God.

2 Corinthians 10:18 For not he who commendeth himself is approved: but he, whom God commendeth.

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Proverbs 1:26 When sudden calamity shall fall on you, and destruction, as a tempest, shall be at hand: when tribulation and distress shall come upon you:

Proverbs 3:35 Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend, that you may know prudence.

Proverbs 5:23 My son, if thou be surety for thy friend, thou hast engaged fast thy hand to a stranger,

1 Samuel 13:13 And Samuel said to Saul: Thou hast done foolishly, and hast not kept the commandments of the Lord thy God, which he commanded thee. And if thou hadst not done thus, the Lord would now have established thy kingdom over Israel for ever:

1 Samuel 25:17 Wherefore consider, and think what thou hast to do: for evil is determined against thy husband, and against thy house, and he is a son of Belial, so that no man can speak to him.

Psalm 132:18 His enemies I will clothe with confusion: but upon him shall my sanctification flourish.

Daniel 12:2 And many of those that sleep in the dust of the earth, shall awake: some unto life everlasting, and others unto reproach, to see it always.

Malachi 2:8,9 But you have departed out of the way, and have caused many to stumble at the law: you have made void the covenant of Levi, saith the Lord of hosts. . . .

Matthew 27:4,5 Saying: I have sinned in betraying innocent blood. But they said: What is that to us? Look thou to it. . . .

Acts 12:23 And forthwith an angel of the Lord struck him, because he had not given the honour to God: and, being eaten up by worms, he gave up the ghost.

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Context
Loving Discipline and Knowledge
7A man shall be known by his learning: but he that is vain and foolish, shall be exposed to contempt. 8Better is the poor man that provideth for himself, than he that is glorious and wanteth bread.9The just regardeth the lives of his beasts: but the bowels of the wicked are cruel.…
Cross References
Proverbs 12:7
A man shall be known by his learning: but he that is vain and foolish, shall be exposed to contempt.

Proverbs 12:9
The just regardeth the lives of his beasts: but the bowels of the wicked are cruel.

Proverbs 29:27
The just abhor a wicked man: and the wicked loathe them that are in the right way. The son that keepeth the word, shall be free from destruction.

Isaiah 19:14
The Lord hath mingled in the midst thereof the spirit of giddiness: and they have caused Egypt to err in all its works, as a drunken man staggereth and vomiteth.

Additional Translations
A man is praised according to his wisdom, but a twisted mind is despised.A man shall be commended according to his wisdom: but he that is of a perverse heart shall be despised.

A man shall be commended according to his wisdom; But he that is of a perverse heart shall be despised.

The mouth of an understanding man is praised by a man; but he that is dull of heart is had in derision.

A man is commended according to his wisdom; but he that is of a perverted heart shall be despised.

A man shall be commended according to his wisdom: but he that is of a perverse heart shall be despised.

A man shall be commended according to his wisdom: but he that is of a perverse heart shall be despised.

A man shall be commended according to his wisdom, but he who has a warped mind shall be despised.

According to his wisdom is a man praised, And the perverted of heart becometh despised.
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