Proverbs 14:6
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New American Standard Bible
A scoffer seeks wisdom and finds none, But knowledge is easy to one who has understanding.

King James Bible
A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: but knowledge is easy unto him that understandeth.

Darby Bible Translation
A scorner seeketh wisdom, and there is none for him; but knowledge is easy unto the intelligent.

World English Bible
A scoffer seeks wisdom, and doesn't find it, but knowledge comes easily to a discerning person.

Young's Literal Translation
A scorner hath sought wisdom, and it is not, And knowledge to the intelligent is easy.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Findeth it not - literally, there is none. The successful pursuit of wisdom presupposes at least earnestness and reverence. The scoffer shuts himself out from the capacity of recognizing truth.

Proverbs 14:6 Parallel Commentaries

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Satisfied 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
A sermon (No. 1290) delivered at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, by C. H. Spurgeon. "In the fear of the Lord is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge."--Proverbs 14:26. In the Book of Proverbs you meet with sentences of pithy wisdom, which to all appearance belong entirely to this world, and pertain to the economy of the life that now is. I do not know whether it is true, but it was said that years ago our friends in Scotland had a little book widely circulated
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs

How the Kindly-Disposed and the Envious are to be Admonished.
(Admonition 11.) Differently to be admonished are the kindly-disposed and the envious. For the kindly-disposed are to be admonished so to rejoice in what is good in others as to desire to have the like as their own; so to praise with affection the deeds of their neighbours as also to multiply them by imitation, lest in this stadium of the present life they assist at the contest of others as eager backers, but inert spectators, and remain without a prize after the contest, in that they toiled not
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

A Believer's Privilege at Death
'For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.' Phil 1:1I. Hope is a Christian's anchor, which he casts within the veil. Rejoicing in hope.' Rom 12:12. A Christian's hope is not in this life, but he hash hope in his death.' Prov 14:42. The best of a saint's comfort begins when his life ends; but the wicked have all their heaven here. Woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation.' Luke 6:64. You may make your acquittance, and write Received in full payment.' Son, remember that
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

Cross References
Proverbs 1:5
A wise man will hear and increase in learning, And a man of understanding will acquire wise counsel,

Proverbs 8:9
"They are all straightforward to him who understands, And right to those who find knowledge.

Proverbs 14:5
A trustworthy witness will not lie, But a false witness utters lies.

Proverbs 14:7
Leave the presence of a fool, Or you will not discern words of knowledge.

Proverbs 24:7
Wisdom is too exalted for a fool, He does not open his mouth in the gate.

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