Proverbs 22:3
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New International Version
The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty.

King James Bible
A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.

Darby Bible Translation
A prudent [man] seeth the evil, and hideth himself; but the simple pass on, and are punished.

World English Bible
A prudent man sees danger, and hides himself; but the simple pass on, and suffer for it.

Young's Literal Translation
The prudent hath seen the evil, and is hidden, And the simple have passed on, and are punished.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

A prudent man foreseeth the evil - God in mercy has denied man the knowledge of futurity; but in its place he has given him hope and prudence. By hope he is continually expecting and anticipating good; by prudence he derives and employs means to secure it. His experience shows him that there are many natural evils in a current state, the course of which he can neither stem nor divert: prudence shows him beforehand the means he may use to step out of their way, and hide himself. The simple - the inexperienced, headstrong, giddy, and foolish - rush on in the career of hope, without prudence to regulate, chastise, and guide it; thus they commit many faults, make many miscarriages, and suffer often in consequence; and the commission of crimes leads to punishment.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

prudent

Proverbs 14:16 A wise man fears, and departs from evil: but the fool rages, and is confident.

Proverbs 27:12 A prudent man foresees the evil, and hides himself; but the simple pass on, and are punished.

Exodus 9:20,21 He that feared the word of the LORD among the servants of Pharaoh made his servants and his cattle flee into the houses...

Isaiah 26:20,21 Come, my people, enter you into your chambers, and shut your doors about you: hide yourself as it were for a little moment...

Matthew 24:15-18 When you therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoever reads...

1 Thessalonians 5:2-6 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night...

Hebrews 6:18 That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation...

Hebrews 11:7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house...

the simple

Proverbs 7:7,22,23 And beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, a young man void of understanding...

Proverbs 9:16-18 Whoever is simple, let him turn in here: and as for him that wants understanding, she said to him...

Proverbs 29:1 He, that being often reproved hardens his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.

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The Rich and the Poor
Chapel Royal, Whitehall, 1871. Proverbs xxii. 2. "The rich and poor meet together: the Lord is the maker of them all." I have been asked to preach here this afternoon on behalf of the Parochial Mission Women's Fund. I may best describe the object for which I plead, as an attempt to civilise and Christianise the women of the lower classes in the poorer districts of London and other great towns, by means of women of their own class--women, who have gone through the same struggles as they have,
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons

The Christian Business World
Scripture references: Proverbs 22:29; Romans 12:11; Psalms 24:1; 50:10-12; Haggai 2:8; Psalm 49:6,10,16,17; 62:10; Matthew 13:22; Mark 10:23,24; Job 31:24-26; Proverbs 3:9; Matthew 25:14-30; 24:45-51; 6:19-21; Luke 12:16-21. THE IDEAL IN THE BUSINESS WORLD There is often a wide difference between the methods actually employed in doing business and when they should be. Good men who are in the thick of the battle of competition and rivalry with other firms in the same line of trade, are the quickest
Henry T. Sell—Studies in the Life of the Christian

Cross References
Proverbs 1:22
"How long will you who are simple love your simple ways? How long will mockers delight in mockery and fools hate knowledge?

Proverbs 14:16
The wise fear the LORD and shun evil, but a fool is hotheaded and yet feels secure.

Proverbs 22:4
Humility is the fear of the LORD; its wages are riches and honor and life.

Proverbs 27:12
The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty.

Isaiah 26:20
Go, my people, enter your rooms and shut the doors behind you; hide yourselves for a little while until his wrath has passed by.

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