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.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
14:6 Findeth it not - Because he doth not seek it aright. That understandeth - That is honest and pious.
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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Have Read the Letter which You in Your Wisdom have Written Me. You Inveigh against Me
Let the wise listen to these proverbs and become even wiser. Let those with understanding receive guidance
My words are plain to anyone with understanding, clear to those with knowledge.
An honest witness does not lie; a false witness breathes lies.
Stay away from fools, for you won't find knowledge on their lips.
Wisdom is too lofty for fools. Among leaders at the city gate, they have nothing to say.
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