New International Version
The wealth of the wise is their crown, but the folly of fools yields folly.
King James Bible
The crown of the wise is their riches: but the foolishness of fools is folly.
Darby Bible Translation
The crown of the wise is their riches; the folly of the foolish is folly.
World English Bible
The crown of the wise is their riches, but the folly of fools crowns them with folly.
Young's Literal Translation
The crown of the wise is their wealth, The folly of fools is folly.
Proverbs 14:24 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
But the foolishness of fools is folly - The Targum reads, The honor of fools is folly. The fool, from his foolishness, produces acts of folly. This appears to be the meaning.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryA Startling Statement
TEXT: "The wicked shall not be unpunished."--Prov. 11:21. There are very many passages of Scripture which ought to be read in connection with this text; as for example, "Fools make a mock at sin" (Proverbs 14:9), for only a fool would. Better trifle with the pestilence and expose one's self to the plague than to discount the blighting effects of sin. And, again, "The soul that sinneth it shall die" (Ezekiel 18:4). From this clear statement of the word of God there is no escape. Or, again, "Our …
J. Wilbur Chapman—And Judas Iscariot
Sin the Mocker
Epistle xxx. To Eulogius, Bishop of Alexandria.
The Intercession of Christ
The blessing of the LORD brings wealth, without painful toil for it.
A person's riches may ransom their life, but the poor cannot respond to threatening rebukes.
All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.
The wise store up choice food and olive oil, but fools gulp theirs down.
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