Proverbs 26:12
Good News Translation
The most stupid fool is better off than those who think they are wise when they are not.

Contemporary English Version
There is more hope for a fool than for someone who says, "I'm really smart!"

Douay-Rheims Bible
Hast thou seen a man wise in his own conceit? there shall be more hope of a fool than of him.

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Hast thou seen a man wise in his own conceit? there shall be more hope of a fool than of him.

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Proverbs 22:29 Hast thou seen a man swift in his work? he shall stand before kings, and shall not be before those that are obscure.

Proverbs 29:20 Hast thou seen a man hasty to speak? folly is rather to be looked for, than his amendment.

Matthew 21:31 Which of the two did the father's will? They say to him: The first. Jesus saith to them: Amen I say to you that the publicans and the harlots shall go into the kingdom of God before you.

Luke 7:44 And turning to the woman, he said unto Simon: Dost thou see this woman? I entered into thy house: thou gavest me no water for my feet. But she with tears hath washed my feet; and with her hairs hath wiped them.

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Proverbs 26:5,16 Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he imagine himself to be wise. . . .

Proverbs 28:11 The rich man seemeth to himself wise: but the poor man that is prudent shall search him out.

Proverbs 29:20 Hast thou seen a man hasty to speak? folly is rather to be looked for, than his amendment.

Matthew 21:31 Which of the two did the father's will? They say to him: The first. Jesus saith to them: Amen I say to you that the publicans and the harlots shall go into the kingdom of God before you.

Luke 18:11 The Pharisee standing, prayed thus with himself: O God, I give thee thanks that I am not as the rest of men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, as also is this publican.

Romans 12:16 Being of one mind one towards another. Not minding high things, but consenting to the humble. Be not wise in your own conceits.

1 Corinthians 3:18,19 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seem to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise. . . .

2 Corinthians 8:1,2 Now we make known unto you, brethren, the grace of God that hath been given in the churches of Macedonia. . . .

Revelation 3:17 Because thou sayest: I am rich and made wealthy and have need of nothing: and knowest not that thou art wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked.

Context
Similitudes and Instructions
11As a dog that returneth to his vomit, so is the fool that repeateth his folly. 12Hast thou seen a man wise in his own conceit? there shall be more hope of a fool than of him.13The slothful man saith: There is a lion in the way, and a lioness in the roads.…
Cross References
John 9:41
Jesus said to them: If you were blind, you should not have sin: but now you say: We see. Your sin remaineth.

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

Proverbs 26:5
Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he imagine himself to be wise.

Proverbs 28:11
The rich man seemeth to himself wise: but the poor man that is prudent shall search him out.

Proverbs 29:20
Hast thou seen a man hasty to speak? folly is rather to be looked for, than his amendment.

Additional Translations
Do you see a man who is wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.See you a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.

Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? There is more hope of a fool than of him.

I have seen a man who seemed to himself to be wise; but a fool had more hope than he.

Hast thou seen a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope of a fool than of him.

Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.

Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.

Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.

Thou hast seen a man wise in his own eyes, More hope of a fool than of him!
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