New American Standard Bible
A fool does not delight in understanding, But only in revealing his own mind.
King James Bible
A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself.
Darby Bible Translation
A fool hath no delight in understanding, but only that his heart may reveal itself.
World English Bible
A fool has no delight in understanding, but only in revealing his own opinion.
Young's Literal Translation
A fool delighteth not in understanding, But -- in uncovering his heart.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Another form of egotism. In "understanding," i. e., self-knowledge, the "fool" finds no pleasure; but self-assertion, talking about himself and his own opinions, is his highest joy.
LibraryPride and Humility
A sermon (No. 97) delivered on Sabbath Morning, August 17, 1856 by C. H. Spurgeon. "Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honor is humility."--Proverbs 18:12. Almost every event has its prophetic prelude. It is an old and common saying that "coming events cast their shadows before them;" the wise man teaches us the same lesson in the verse before us. When destruction walks through the land it casts its shadow; it is in the shape of pride. When honor visits a man's house it casts …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
Pride and Humility
Of the Character of the Unregenerate.
"Boast not Thyself of To-Morrow, for Thou Knowest not what a Day May Bring Forth. "
A prudent man conceals knowledge, But the heart of fools proclaims folly.
Every prudent man acts with knowledge, But a fool displays folly.
When a wicked man comes, contempt also comes, And with dishonor comes scorn.
Even when the fool walks along the road, his sense is lacking and he demonstrates to everyone that he is a fool.
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