New American Standard Bible
The sluggard is wiser in his own eyes Than seven men who can give a discreet answer.
King James Bible
The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit than seven men that can render a reason.
Darby Bible Translation
A sluggard is wiser in his own eyes than seven men that answer discreetly.
World English Bible
The sluggard is wiser in his own eyes than seven men who answer with discretion.
Young's Literal Translation
Wiser is the slothful in his own eyes, Than seven men returning a reason.
Proverbs 26:16 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Seven - The definite number used for the indefinite (compare Proverbs 24:16).
Reason - Better, a right judgment.
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We shall not be curious in the ranking of the duties in which Christian love should exercise itself. All the commandments of the second table are but branches of it: they might be reduced all to the works of righteousness and of mercy. But truly these are interwoven through other. Though mercy uses to be restricted to the showing of compassion upon men in misery, yet there is a righteousness in that mercy, and there is mercy in the most part of the acts of righteousness, as in not judging rashly, …
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning
Go to the ant, O sluggard, Observe her ways and be wise,
Be wise, my son, and make my heart glad, That I may reply to him who reproaches me.
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