New Living Translation
Doing wrong is fun for a fool, but living wisely brings pleasure to the sensible.
King James Bible
It is as sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding hath wisdom.
Darby Bible Translation
It is as sport to a foolish man to do wickedness; but a man of understanding hath wisdom.
World English Bible
It is a fool's pleasure to do wickedness, but wisdom is a man of understanding's pleasure.
Young's Literal Translation
To execute inventions is as play to a fool, And wisdom to a man of understanding.
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From listening to the teaching of Christ, we turn once more to follow His working. It will be remembered, that the visit to Bethany divides the period from the Feast of the Dedication to the last Paschal week into two parts. It also forms the prelude and preparation for the awful events of the End. For, it was on that occasion that the members of the Sanhedrin formally resolved on His Death. It now only remained to settle and carry out the plans for giving effect to their purpose. This is one aspect …
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Letter xxxi (A. D. 1132) to the Abbot of a Certain Monastery at York, from which the Prior had Departed, Taking Several Religious with Him.
The Poor in Spirit are Enriched with a Kingdom
They take pleasure in doing wrong, and they enjoy the twisted ways of evil.
Foolishness brings joy to those with no sense; a sensible person stays on the right path.
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