Proverbs 26:16
Good News Translation
A lazy person will think he is smarter than seven men who can give good reasons for their opinions.

Contemporary English Version
A lazy person says, "I am smarter than everyone else."

Douay-Rheims Bible
The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit, than seven men that speak sentences.

New American Bible
In their own eyes sluggards are wiser than seven who answer with good judgment.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit, than seven men that speak sentences.

Proverbs 26:12 Hast thou seen a man wise in his own conceit? there shall be more hope of a fool than of him.

Proverbs 12:15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that is wise hearkeneth unto counsels.

1 Peter 3:15 But sanctify the Lord Christ in your hearts, being ready always to satisfy every one that asketh you a reason of that hope which is in you.

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Similitudes and Instructions
15The slothful hideth his hand under his armpit, and it grieveth him to turn it to his mouth. 16The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit, than seven men that speak sentences.17As he that taketh a dog by the ears, so is he that passeth by in anger, and meddleth with another man's quarrel.…
Cross References
Proverbs 6:6
Which, although she hath no guide, nor master, nor captain,

Proverbs 27:11
Study wisdom, my son, and make my heart joyful, that thou mayst give an answer to him that reproacheth.

Additional Translations
The sluggard is wiser in his own eyes than seven men who answer discreetly.The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit than seven men that can render a reason.

The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit Than seven men that can render a reason.

A sluggard seems to himself wiser than one who most satisfactorily brings back a message.

A sluggard is wiser in his own eyes than seven [men] that answer discreetly.

The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit than seven men that can render a reason.

The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit than seven men that can render a reason.

The sluggard is wiser in his own eyes than seven men who answer with discretion.

Wiser is the slothful in his own eyes, Than seven men returning a reason.
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