Proverbs 14:16
Good News Translation
Sensible people are careful to stay out of trouble, but stupid people are careless and act too quickly.

Contemporary English Version
Only a stupid fool is never cautious--so be extra careful and stay out of trouble.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A wise man feareth, and declineth from evil: the fool leapeth over, and is confident.

New American Bible
The wise person is cautious and turns from evil; the fool is reckless and gets embroiled.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

A wise man feareth, and declineth from evil: the fool leapeth over, and is confident.

feareth

Proverbs 3:7 For it shall be health to thy navel, and moistening to thy bones.

Proverbs 16:6,17 By mercy and truth iniquity is redeemed; and by the fear of the Lord men depart from evil. . . .

Proverbs 22:3 The prudent man saw the evil, and hid himself: the simple passed on, and suffered loss.

Genesis 33:9 But he said: I have plenty, my brother, keep what is thine for thyself.

Genesis 42:18 And the third day he brought them out of prison, and said: Do as I have said, and you shall live: for I fear God.

Nehemiah 5:15 But the former governors that had been before me, were chargeable to the people, and took of them in bread, and wine, and in money every day forty sicles: and their officers also oppressed the people. But I did not so for the fear of God.

Job 31:21-23 If I have lifted up my hand against the fatherless, even when I saw myself superior in the gate: . . .

Psalm 119:120 Pierce thou my flesh with thy fear: for I am afraid of thy judgments.

1 Thessalonians 5:22 From all appearance of evil refrain yourselves.

the fool

Proverbs 7:22 Till the arrow pierce his liver: as if a bird should make haste to the snare, and knoweth not that his life is in danger.

Proverbs 28:14 Blessed is the man that is always fearful: but he that is hardened in mind shall fall into evil.

Proverbs 29:9 If a wise man contend with a fool, whether he be angry, or laugh, he shall find no rest.

1 Kings 19:2 And Jezabel sent a messenger to Elias, saying: Such and such things may the gods do to me, and add still more, if by this hour to morrow I make not thy life as the life of one of them.

1 Kings 20:10,11,18 And the messengers returning brought him word. And he sent again, and said: Such and such things may the gods do to me, and more may they add, if the dust of Samaria shall suffice for handfuls for all the people that follow me. . . .

Ecclesiastes 10:13 The beginning of his words is folly, and the end of his talk is a mischievous error.

Mark 6:17-19,24,25 For Herod himself had sent and apprehended John, and bound him prison for the sake of Herodias the wife of Philip his brother, because he had married her. . . .

John 9:40 And some of the Pharisees, who were with him, heard: and they said unto him: Are we also blind?

Context
The Wise Woman
15The innocent believeth every word: the discreet man considereth his steps. No good shall come to the deceitful son: but the wise servant shall prosper in his dealings, and his way shall be made straight. 16A wise man feareth, and declineth from evil: the fool leapeth over, and is confident.17The impatient man shall work folly: and the crafty man is hateful.…
Cross References
Job 28:28
And he said to man: Behold the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom: and to depart from evil, is understanding.

Psalm 34:14
Turn away from evil and do good: seek after peace and pursue it.

Proverbs 3:7
For it shall be health to thy navel, and moistening to thy bones.

Proverbs 14:15
The innocent believeth every word: the discreet man considereth his steps. No good shall come to the deceitful son: but the wise servant shall prosper in his dealings, and his way shall be made straight.

Proverbs 14:17
The impatient man shall work folly: and the crafty man is hateful.

Proverbs 16:6
By mercy and truth iniquity is redeemed; and by the fear of the Lord men depart from evil.

Proverbs 22:3
The prudent man saw the evil, and hid himself: the simple passed on, and suffered loss.

Additional Translations
A wise man fears and turns from evil, but a fool is careless and reckless.A wise man fears, and departs from evil: but the fool rages, and is confident.

A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil; But the fool beareth himself insolently, and is confident.

A wise man fears, and departs from evil; but the fool trusts in himself, and joins himself with the transgressor.

A wise [man] feareth and departeth from evil; but the foolish is overbearing and confident.

A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil: but the fool beareth himself insolently, and is confident.

A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil: but the fool rageth, and is confident.

A wise man fears, and shuns evil, but the fool is hotheaded and reckless.

The wise is fearing and turning from evil, And a fool is transgressing and is confident.
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