New American Standard Bible
The wisdom of the sensible is to understand his way, But the foolishness of fools is deceit.
King James Bible
The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit.
Darby Bible Translation
The wisdom of the prudent is to discern his way; but the folly of the foolish is deceit.
World English Bible
The wisdom of the prudent is to think about his way, but the folly of fools is deceit.
Young's Literal Translation
The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way, And the folly of fools is deceit.
Proverbs 14:8 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The Hebrew counterpart to the Greek "Know thyself." "The highest wisdom is for a person to understand his own way. The most extreme folly is self-deceit." The word "deceit" may, however, involve fraud practiced upon others. The folly of fools shows itself then in their ceaseless effort to deceive.
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 …
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1 Corinthians 3:19
For the wisdom of this world is foolishness before God. For it is written, "He is THE ONE WHO CATCHES THE WISE IN THEIR CRAFTINESS";
Folly is joy to him who lacks sense, But a man of understanding walks straight.
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