Proverbs 14:18
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English Standard Version
The simple inherit folly, but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.

King James Bible
The simple inherit folly: but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.

American Standard Version
The simple inherit folly; But the prudent are crowned with knowledge.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The childish shall possess folly, and the prudent, shall look for knowledge.

English Revised Version
The simple inherit folly: but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.

Webster's Bible Translation
The simple inherit folly: but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.

Proverbs 14:18 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

12 There is a way that seemeth right to one,

     But the end thereof are the ways of death.

This is literally repeated in Proverbs 16:25. The rightness is present only as a phantom, for it arises wholly from a terrible self-deception; the man judges falsely and goes astray when, without regard to God and His word, he follows only his own opinions. It is the way of estrangement from God, of fleshly security; the way of vice, in which the blinded thinks to spend his life, to set himself to fulfil his purposes; but the end thereof (אחריתהּ with neut. fem.: the end of this intention, that in which it issues) are the ways of death. He who thus deceives himself regarding his course of life, sees himself at last arrived at a point from which every way which now further remains to him leads only down to death. The self-delusion of one ends in death by the sentence of the judge, that of another in self-murder; of one in loathsome disease, of another in a slow decay under the agony of conscience, or in sorrow over a henceforth dishonoured and distracted life.

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inherit

Proverbs 3:35 The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools.

Proverbs 11:29 He that troubles his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart.

Jeremiah 16:19 O LORD, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come to you from the ends of the earth...

Jeremiah 44:17 But we will certainly do whatever thing goes forth out of our own mouth, to burn incense to the queen of heaven...

Matthew 23:29-32 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because you build the tombs of the prophets...

1 Peter 1:18 For as much as you know that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold...

the prudent

Proverbs 4:7-9 Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all your getting get understanding...

Proverbs 11:30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that wins souls is wise.

Daniel 12:3 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament...

2 Timothy 4:8 From now on there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day...

1 Peter 5:4 And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, you shall receive a crown of glory that fades not away.

Cross References
Proverbs 14:17
A man of quick temper acts foolishly, and a man of evil devices is hated.

Proverbs 14:19
The evil bow down before the good, the wicked at the gates of the righteous.

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