Proverbs 18:2
Good News Translation
A fool does not care whether he understands a thing or not; all he wants to do is show how smart he is.

Contemporary English Version
Fools have no desire to learn, instead they would rather give their own opinion.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A fool receiveth not the words of prudence: unless thou say those things which are in his heart.

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A fool receiveth not the words of prudence: unless thou say those things which are in his heart.

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Proverbs 1:7,22 My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother: . . .

Proverbs 17:16 What doth it avail a fool to have riches, seeing he cannot buy wisdom? He that maketh his house high, seeketh a downfall: and he that refuseth to learn, shall fall into evils.

Psalm 1:1,2 Blessed is the man who hath not walked in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stood in the way of sinners, nor sat in the chair of pestilence: . . .

Matthew 8:34 And behold the whole city went out to meet Jesus, and when they saw him, they besought him that he would depart from their coast.

1 Corinthians 8:1 Now concerning those things that are sacrificed to idols: we know we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up: but charity edifieth.

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Numbers 24:15,16 Therefore taking up his parable, again he said: Balaam the son of Beor hath said: The man whose eye is stopped up, hath said: . . .

1 Corinthians 14:12 So you also, forasmuch as you are zealous of spirits, seek to abound unto the edifying of the church.

Philippians 1:15 Some indeed, even out of envy and contention: but some also for good will preach Christ.

2 Peter 2:15-19 Leaving the right way, they have gone astray, having followed the way of Balaam of Bosor who loved the wages of iniquity, . . .

Context
The Selfishness of the Unfriendly
1He that hath a mind to depart from a friend, seeketh occasions: he shall ever be subject to reproach. 2A fool receiveth not the words of prudence: unless thou say those things which are in his heart.3The wicked man, when he is come into the depths of sins, contemneth: but ignominy and reproach follow him.…
Cross References
Proverbs 12:23
A cautious man concealeth knowledge: and the heart of fools publisheth folly.

Proverbs 13:16
The prudent man doth all things with counsel: but he that is a fool, layeth open his folly.

Proverbs 18:3
The wicked man, when he is come into the depths of sins, contemneth: but ignominy and reproach follow him.

Ecclesiastes 10:3
Yea, and the fool when he walketh in the way, whereas he himself is a fool, esteemeth all men fools.

Additional Translations
A fool does not delight in understanding, but only in airing his opinions.A fool has no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself.

A fool hath no delight in understanding, But only that his heart may reveal itself.

A senseless man feels no need of wisdom, for he is rather led by folly.

A fool hath no delight in understanding, but only that his heart may reveal itself.

A fool hath no delight in understanding, but only that his heart may reveal itself.

A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may reveal itself.

A fool has no delight in understanding, but only in revealing his own opinion.

A fool delighteth not in understanding, But -- in uncovering his heart.
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