New International Version
Fools find no pleasure in understanding but delight in airing their own opinions.
King James Bible
A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself.
Darby Bible Translation
A fool hath no delight in understanding, but only that his heart may reveal itself.
World English Bible
A fool has no delight in understanding, but only in revealing his own opinion.
Young's Literal Translation
A fool delighteth not in understanding, But -- in uncovering his heart.
Proverbs 18:2 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
But that his heart may discover itself - It is a fact that most vain and foolish people are never satisfied in company, but in showing their own nonsense and emptiness. But this verse may be understood as confirming the view already given of the preceding, and may be translated thus: "But a fool doth not delight in understanding, though it should even manifest itself:" so I understand כי אם בהתגלות ki im behithgalloth. The separated person seeks understanding in every hidden thing, and feels his toil well repaid when he finds it, even after the most painful and expensive search: the other regards it not, though its secret springs should be laid open to him without toil or expense.
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. "
The prudent keep their knowledge to themselves, but a fool's heart blurts out folly.
All who are prudent act with knowledge, but fools expose their folly.
When wickedness comes, so does contempt, and with shame comes reproach.
Even as fools walk along the road, they lack sense and show everyone how stupid they are.
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