New Living Translation
Only simpletons believe everything they're told! The prudent carefully consider their steps.
King James Bible
The simple believeth every word: but the prudent man looketh well to his going.
Darby Bible Translation
The simple believeth every word; but the prudent man heedeth his going.
World English Bible
A simple man believes everything, but the prudent man carefully considers his ways.
Young's Literal Translation
The simple giveth credence to everything, And the prudent attendeth to his step.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
14:15 The simple - A foolish man. Looketh - He orders his dealings in the world with due circumspection, not considering so much what other men say as what he ought to do.
Library"Boast not Thyself of to Morrow, for Thou Knowest not what a Day May Bring Forth. "
Prov. xxvii. 1.--"Boast not thyself of to morrow, for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth." As man is naturally given to boasting and gloriation in something (for the heart cannot want some object to rest upon and take complacency in, it is framed with such a capacity of employing other things), so there is a strong inclination in man towards the time to come, he hath an immortal appetite, and an appetite of immortality; and therefore his desires usually stretch farther than the present …
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning
The Backslider in Heart.
Have Read the Letter which You in Your Wisdom have Written Me. You Inveigh against Me
Backsliders get what they deserve; good people receive their reward.
The wise are cautious and avoid danger; fools plunge ahead with reckless confidence.
Wrongdoers eagerly listen to gossip; liars pay close attention to slander.
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