New Living Translation
The wise are cautious and avoid danger; fools plunge ahead with reckless confidence.
King James Bible
A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil: but the fool rageth, and is confident.
Darby Bible Translation
A wise man feareth and departeth from evil; but the foolish is overbearing and confident.
World English Bible
A wise man fears, and shuns evil, but the fool is hotheaded and reckless.
Young's Literal Translation
The wise is fearing and turning from evil, And a fool is transgressing and is confident.
Proverbs 14:16 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
14:16 Feareth - Trembles at God's judgments when they are either inflicted or threatened. Rageth - Frets against God; or is enraged against his messengers. Confident - Secure and insensible of his danger.
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 …
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And this is what he says to all humanity: The fear of the Lord is true wisdom; to forsake evil is real understanding.'"
Turn away from evil and do good. Search for peace, and work to maintain it.
Don't be impressed with your own wisdom. Instead, fear the LORD and turn away from evil.
Only simpletons believe everything they're told! The prudent carefully consider their steps.
Short-tempered people do foolish things, and schemers are hated.
Unfailing love and faithfulness make atonement for sin. By fearing the LORD, people avoid evil.
A prudent person foresees danger and takes precautions. The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences.
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