New American Standard Bible
A wise man is cautious and turns away from evil, But a fool is arrogant and careless.
King James Bible
A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil: but the fool rageth, and is confident.
Darby Bible Translation
A wise man feareth and departeth from evil; but the foolish is overbearing and confident.
World English Bible
A wise man fears, and shuns evil, but the fool is hotheaded and reckless.
Young's Literal Translation
The wise is fearing and turning from evil, And a fool is transgressing and is confident.
Proverbs 14:16 Parallel
LibrarySatisfied from Self
'... A good man shall be satisfied from himself.'--PROVERBS xiv. 14. At first sight this saying strikes one as somewhat unlike the ordinary Scripture tone, and savouring rather of a Stoical self-complacency; but we recall parallel sayings, such as Christ's words, 'The water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water'; and the Apostle's, 'Then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone.' We further note that the text has an antithetic parallel in the preceding clause, where the picture is …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Godly Fear and Its Goodly Consequence
How the Kindly-Disposed and the Envious are to be Admonished.
A Believer's Privilege at Death
"And to man He said, 'Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; And to depart from evil is understanding.'"
Depart from evil and do good; Seek peace and pursue it.
Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the LORD and turn away from evil.
The naive believes everything, But the sensible man considers his steps.
A quick-tempered man acts foolishly, And a man of evil devices is hated.
By lovingkindness and truth iniquity is atoned for, And by the fear of the LORD one keeps away from evil.
The prudent sees the evil and hides himself, But the naive go on, and are punished for it.
Jump to PreviousArrogant Beareth Behaveth Careless Cautious Confident Danger Departeth Evil Feareth Fearing Fears Fool Foolish Goes Insolently Keeps Pride Rageth Reckless Restraint Shuns Thought Throws Transgressing Turns Wise
Jump to NextArrogant Beareth Behaveth Careless Cautious Confident Danger Departeth Evil Feareth Fearing Fears Fool Foolish Goes Insolently Keeps Pride Rageth Reckless Restraint Shuns Thought Throws Transgressing Turns Wise
LinksProverbs 14:16 NIV
Proverbs 14:16 NLT
Proverbs 14:16 ESV
Proverbs 14:16 NASB
Proverbs 14:16 KJV
Proverbs 14:16 Bible Apps
Proverbs 14:16 Biblia Paralela
Proverbs 14:16 Chinese Bible
Proverbs 14:16 French Bible
Proverbs 14:16 German Bible
Proverbs 14:16 Commentaries