Proverbs 12:15
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New International Version
The way of fools seems right to them, but the wise listen to advice.

King James Bible
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.

Darby Bible Translation
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes; but he that is wise hearkeneth unto counsel.

World English Bible
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but he who is wise listens to counsel.

Young's Literal Translation
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, And whoso is hearkening to counsel is wise.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips - A man who deals in lies and false oaths will sooner or later be found out to his own ruin. There is another proverb as true as this: A liar had need of a good memory; for as the truth is not in him, he says and unsays, and often contradicts himself.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Proverbs 3:7 Be not wise in your own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.

Proverbs 14:16 A wise man fears, and departs from evil: but the fool rages, and is confident.

Proverbs 16:2,25 All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weighs the spirits...

Proverbs 25:12,16 As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover on an obedient ear...

Proverbs 28:11 The rich man is wise in his own conceit; but the poor that has understanding searches him out.

Proverbs 30:12 There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness.

Luke 18:11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank you, that I am not as other men are, extortionists, unjust, adulterers...

Galatians 6:3 For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself.

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Proverbs 1:5 A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain to wise counsels:

Proverbs 9:9 Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.

Proverbs 19:20 Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that you may be wise in your latter end.

Ecclesiastes 4:13 Better is a poor and a wise child than an old and foolish king, who will no more be admonished.

Jeremiah 38:15 Then Jeremiah said to Zedekiah, If I declare it to you, will you not surely put me to death? and if I give you counsel...

Library
The Many-Sided Contrast of Wisdom and Folly
'Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish. 2. A good man obtaineth favour of the Lord: but a man of wicked devices will he condemn. 3. A man shall not be established by wickedness; but the root of the righteous shall not be moved. 4. A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones. 5. The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit. 6. The words of the wicked are to lie
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Of Having Confidence in God when Evil Words are Cast at Us
"My Son, stand fast and believe in Me. For what are words but words? They fly through the air, but they bruise no stone. If thou are guilty, think how thou wouldst gladly amend thyself; if thou knowest nothing against thyself, consider that thou wilt gladly bear this for God's sake. It is little enough that thou sometimes hast to bear hard words, for thou art not yet able to bear hard blows. And wherefore do such trivial matters go to thine heart, except that thou art yet carnal, and regardest
Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ

Cross References
Proverbs 14:12
There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.

Proverbs 16:2
All a person's ways seem pure to them, but motives are weighed by the LORD.

Proverbs 16:25
There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.

Proverbs 19:20
Listen to advice and accept discipline, and at the end you will be counted among the wise.

Proverbs 21:2
A person may think their own ways are right, but the LORD weighs the heart.

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