New American Standard Bible
Even when the fool walks along the road, his sense is lacking and he demonstrates to everyone that he is a fool.
King James Bible
Yea also, when he that is a fool walketh by the way, his wisdom faileth him, and he saith to every one that he is a fool.
Darby Bible Translation
Yea also, when he that is a fool walketh by the way, his sense faileth him, and he saith to every one that he is a fool.
World English Bible
Yes also, when the fool walks by the way, his understanding fails him, and he says to everyone that he is a fool.
Young's Literal Translation
And also, when he that is a fool Is walking in the way, his heart is lacking, And he hath said to every one, 'He is a fool.'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
"Way" may be understood either literally (compare Ecclesiastes 10:15), or figuratively, of the course of action which he follows.
He saith ... - He exposes his folly to every one he meets.
Library"For they that are after the Flesh do Mind,"
Rom. viii. s 5, 6.--"For they that are after the flesh do mind," &c. "For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace." There are many differences among men in this world, that, as to outward appearance, are great and wide, and indeed they are so eagerly pursued, and seriously minded by men, as if they were great and momentous. You see what a strife and contention there is among men, how to be extracted out of the dregs of the multitude, and set a little higher …
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning
Every prudent man acts with knowledge, But a fool displays folly.
A fool does not delight in understanding, But only in revealing his own mind.
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