Proverbs 14:24
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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
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Clarke'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

crown

Psalm 112:9 He has dispersed, he has given to the poor; his righteousness endures for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honor.

Ecclesiastes 7:11,12 Wisdom is good with an inheritance: and by it there is profit to them that see the sun...

Isaiah 33:6 And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of your times, and strength of salvation: the fear of the LORD is his treasure.

Luke 16:9 And I say to you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when you fail...

foolishness

Proverbs 27:22 Though you should bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet will not his foolishness depart from him.

Psalm 49:10-13 For he sees that wise men die, likewise the fool and the brutish person perish, and leave their wealth to others...

Luke 12:19,20 And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have much goods laid up for many years; take your ease, eat, drink, and be merry...

Luke 16:19-25 There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day...

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A 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
'Fools make a mock at sin; but among the righteous there is favour.'--Proverbs xiv, 9. The wisdom of this Book of Proverbs is not simply intellectual, but it has its roots in reverence and obedience to God, and for its accompaniment, righteousness. The wise man is the good man, and the good man is the godly man. And as is wisdom, so its opposite, folly, is not only intellectual feebleness--the bad man is a fool, and the godless is a bad man. The greatest amount of brain-power cultivated to the highest
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Epistle xxx. To Eulogius, Bishop of Alexandria.
To Eulogius, Bishop of Alexandria. Gregory to Eulogius, &c. Our common son, the bearer of these presents, when he brought the letters of your Holiness found me sick, and has left me sick; whence it has ensued that the scanty water of my brief epistle has been hardly able to exude to the large fountain of your Blessedness. But it was a heavenly boon that, while in a state of bodily pain, I received the letter of your Holiness to lift me up with joy for the instruction of the heretics of the city
Saint Gregory the Great—the Epistles of Saint Gregory the Great

The Intercession of Christ
Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us! T he Redemption of the soul is precious. Fools make mock of sin (Proverbs 14:9) . But they will not think lightly of it, who duly consider the majesty, authority, and goodness of Him, against whom it is committed; and who are taught, by what God actually has done, what sin rendered necessary to be done, before a sinner could have a well-grounded
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 2

Cross References
Proverbs 10:22
The blessing of the LORD brings wealth, without painful toil for it.

Proverbs 13:8
A person's riches may ransom their life, but the poor cannot respond to threatening rebukes.

Proverbs 14:23
All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.

Proverbs 21:20
The wise store up choice food and olive oil, but fools gulp theirs down.

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