New International Version
The wisdom of the prudent is to give thought to their ways, but the folly of fools is deception.
King James Bible
The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit.
Darby Bible Translation
The wisdom of the prudent is to discern his way; but the folly of the foolish is deceit.
World English Bible
The wisdom of the prudent is to think about his way, but the folly of fools is deceit.
Young's Literal Translation
The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way, And the folly of fools is deceit.
Proverbs 14:8 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Is to understand his way - Instead of הבין habin, to understand, הכין hachin, to Direct his way, is found in one MS. It makes a very good sense.
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
1 Corinthians 3:19
For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God's sight. As it is written: "He catches the wise in their craftiness";
Folly brings joy to one who has no sense, but whoever has understanding keeps a straight course.
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