New Living Translation
The prudent understand where they are going, but fools deceive themselves.
King James Bible
The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit.
Darby Bible Translation
The wisdom of the prudent is to discern his way; but the folly of the foolish is deceit.
World English Bible
The wisdom of the prudent is to think about his way, but the folly of fools is deceit.
Young's Literal Translation
The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way, And the folly of fools is deceit.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
14:8 His way - Consists not in vain speculations, but in a diligent study of his duty, and of the way to eternal happiness. The folly - The wit of ungodly men, which is really their folly, is employed only in finding out ways of deceiving.
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
1 Corinthians 3:19
For the wisdom of this world is foolishness to God. As the Scriptures say, "He traps the wise in the snare of their own cleverness."
Foolishness brings joy to those with no sense; a sensible person stays on the right path.
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