Proverbs 14:6
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New Living Translation
A mocker seeks wisdom and never finds it, but knowledge comes easily to those with understanding.

King James Bible
A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: but knowledge is easy unto him that understandeth.

Darby Bible Translation
A scorner seeketh wisdom, and there is none for him; but knowledge is easy unto the intelligent.

World English Bible
A scoffer seeks wisdom, and doesn't find it, but knowledge comes easily to a discerning person.

Young's Literal Translation
A scorner hath sought wisdom, and it is not, And knowledge to the intelligent is easy.

Proverbs 14:6 Parallel
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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

14:6 Findeth it not - Because he doth not seek it aright. That understandeth - That is honest and pious.

Proverbs 14:6 Parallel Commentaries

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

Work
(Twenty-fourth Sunday after Trinity.) Proverbs xiv. 23. In all labour there is profit. I fear there are more lessons in the Book of Proverbs than most of us care to learn. There is a lesson in every verse of it, and a shrewd one. Certain I am, that for a practical, business man, who has to do his duty and to make his way in this world, there is no guide so safe as these same Proverbs of Solomon. In this world, I say; for they say little about the world to come. Their doctrine is, that what
Charles Kingsley—Town and Country Sermons

The Backslider in Heart.
Text.--The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways.--Prov. xiv. 14. I CANNOT conclude this course of lectures, without warning converts against backsliding. In discussing this subject, I will state, I. What backsliding in heart is not. II. What backsliding in heart is. III. What are evidences of backsliding in heart. IV. Show what are consequences of backsliding in heart. V. How to recover from this state. I. What backsliding in heart is not. 1. It does not consist in the subsidence
Charles Grandison Finney—Lectures on Revivals of Religion

Have Read the Letter which You in Your Wisdom have Written Me. You Inveigh against Me
I have read the letter which you in your wisdom have written me. You inveigh against me, and, though you once praised me and called me true partner and brother, you now write books to summon me to reply to the charges with which you terrify me. I see that in you are fulfilled the words of Solomon: "In the mouth of the foolish is the rod of contumely," and "A fool receives not the words of prudence, unless you say what is passing in his heart;" and the words of Isaiah: "The fool will speak folly,
Various—Life and Works of Rufinus with Jerome's Apology Against Rufinus.

Cross References
Proverbs 1:5
Let the wise listen to these proverbs and become even wiser. Let those with understanding receive guidance

Proverbs 8:9
My words are plain to anyone with understanding, clear to those with knowledge.

Proverbs 14:5
An honest witness does not lie; a false witness breathes lies.

Proverbs 14:7
Stay away from fools, for you won't find knowledge on their lips.

Proverbs 24:7
Wisdom is too lofty for fools. Among leaders at the city gate, they have nothing to say.

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