New International Version
The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge, for the ears of the wise seek it out.
King James Bible
The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.
Darby Bible Translation
The heart of an intelligent [man] getteth knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.
World English Bible
The heart of the discerning gets knowledge. The ear of the wise seeks knowledge.
Young's Literal Translation
The heart of the intelligent getteth knowledge, And the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.
Proverbs 18:15 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The spirit of a man will sustain - A man sustains the ills of his body, and the trials of life, by the strength and energy of his mind. But if the mind be scoundrel, if this be cast down, if slow-consuming care and grief have shot the dagger into the soul, what can then sustain the man? Nothing but the unseen God. Therefore, let the afflicted pray. A man's own spirit has, in general, sufficient fortitude to bear up under the unavoidable trials of life; but when the conscience is wounded by sin, and the soul is dying by iniquity, who can lift him up? God alone; for salvation is of the Lord.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
'The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe. 11. The rich man's wealth is his strong city, and as an high wall in his own conceit'--PROVERBS xviii. 10,11. The mere reading of these two verses shows that, contrary to the usual rule in the Book of Proverbs, they have a bearing on each other. They are intended to suggest a very strong contrast, and that contrast is even more emphatic in the original than in our translation; because, as the margin of your Bibles …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Cause and Cure of a Wounded Spirit
"And if Christ be in You, the Body is Dead Because of Sin: but the Spirit is Life Because of Righteousness. "
I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.
The discerning heart seeks knowledge, but the mouth of a fool feeds on folly.
Whoever heeds life-giving correction will be at home among the wise.
Buy the truth and do not sell it-- wisdom, instruction and insight as well.
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