New International Version
The discerning heart seeks knowledge, but the mouth of a fool feeds on folly.
King James Bible
The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge: but the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness.
Darby Bible Translation
The heart of an intelligent [man] seeketh knowledge; but the mouth of the foolish feedeth on folly.
World English Bible
The heart of one who has understanding seeks knowledge, but the mouths of fools feed on folly.
Young's Literal Translation
The heart of the intelligent seeketh knowledge, And the mouth of fools enjoyeth folly.
Proverbs 15:14 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
By sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken - Every kind of sorrow worketh death, but that which is the offspring of true repentance. This alone is healthful to the soul. The indulgence of a disposition to sighing tends to destroy life. Every deep sigh throws off a portion of the vital energy.
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A sermon (No. 177) delivered on Sabbath morning, February 14, 1858 At The Music Hall, Royal Surrey Gardens by C. H. Spurgeon. "Hell and destruction are before the Lord: how much more then the hearts of the children of men?" -- Proverbs 15:11. You have often smiled at the ignorance of heathens who bow themselves before gods of wood and stone. You have quoted the words of Scripture and you have said, "Eyes have they, but they see not; ears have they, but they hear not." You have therefore argued that …
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All the days of the oppressed are wretched, but the cheerful heart has a continual feast.
The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge, for the ears of the wise seek it out.
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