Proverbs 12:15
New International Version
The way of fools seems right to them, but the wise listen to advice.

New Living Translation
Fools think their own way is right, but the wise listen to others.

English Standard Version
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.

Berean Study Bible
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to counsel.

King James Bible
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.

New King James Version
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, But he who heeds counsel is wise.

New American Standard Bible
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, But a person who listens to advice is wise.

NASB 1995
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, But a wise man is he who listens to counsel.

NASB 1977
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, But a wise man is he who listens to counsel.

Amplified Bible
The way of the [arrogant] fool [who rejects God’s wisdom] is right in his own eyes, But a wise and prudent man is he who listens to counsel.

Christian Standard Bible
A fool’s way is right in his own eyes, but whoever listens to counsel is wise.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A fool’s way is right in his own eyes, but whoever listens to counsel is wise.

American Standard Version
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes; But he that is wise hearkeneth unto counsel.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The way of the fool is beautiful in his eyes, and he that listens to counsel is wise.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The ways of fools are right in their own eyes; but a wise man hearkens to counsels.

Contemporary English Version
Fools think they know what is best, but a sensible person listens to advice.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that is wise hearkeneth unto counsels.

English Revised Version
The way of the foolish is right in his own eyes: but he that is wise hearkeneth unto counsel.

Good News Translation
Stupid people always think they are right. Wise people listen to advice.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A stubborn fool considers his own way the right one, but a person who listens to advice is wise.

International Standard Version
The lifestyle of the fool is right in his own opinion, but wise is the man who listens to advice.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The way of a fool is straight in his own eyes; But he that is wise hearkeneth unto counsel.

Literal Standard Version
The way of a fool [is] right in his own eyes, And whoever is listening to counsel [is] wise.

NET Bible
The way of a fool is right in his own opinion, but the one who listens to advice is wise.

New Heart English Bible
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but he who is wise listens to counsel.

World English Bible
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but he who is wise listens to counsel.

Young's Literal Translation
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, And whoso is hearkening to counsel is wise.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Loving Discipline and Knowledge
14By fruitful speech a man is filled with good things, and the work of his hands returns to him. 15The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to counsel. 16A fool’s anger is known at once, but a prudent man overlooks an insult.…

Cross References
Proverbs 14:12
There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death.

Proverbs 16:2
All a man's ways are pure in his own eyes, but his motives are weighed out by the LORD.

Proverbs 16:25
There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death.

Proverbs 19:20
Listen to counsel and accept discipline, that you may be wise the rest of your days.

Proverbs 21:2
All a man's ways seem right to him, but the LORD weighs the heart.


Treasury of Scripture

The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that listens to counsel is wise.

way

Proverbs 3:7
Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.

Proverbs 14:16
A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil: but the fool rageth, and is confident.

Proverbs 16:2,25
All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weigheth the spirits…

but

Proverbs 1:5
A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:

Proverbs 9:9
Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.

Proverbs 19:20
Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.









Verse 15. - The way of a fool is right in his own eyes; i.e. in his own judgment (Proverbs 3:7: 16:2). The second clause is best translated, as in the Revised Version, "But he that is wise hearkeneth unto counsel," distrusting his own unaided judgment, which might lead him astray (Proverbs 13:10; Proverbs 14:12; Proverbs 16:25; Proverbs 21:2; comp. Ecclus. 35:19; Tobit 4:18). Theognis, 221, etc. -

Ὅς τις τοι δοκέει τὸν πλησίον ἴδμεναι οὐδὲν
Ἀλλ αὐτὸς μοῦνος ποικίλα δήνε ἔχειν
Κεῖνός γ ἄφρων ἐστὶ νόου βεβλαμμένος ἐσθλοῦ
Ἴσως γὰρ πάντες ποικίλ ἐπιστάμεθα

"Who thinks his neighbour nothing knows,
And he alone can see,
Is but a fool, for we perhaps
Know even more than he."


Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The way
דֶּ֣רֶךְ (de·reḵ)
Noun - common singular
Strong's 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

of a fool
אֱ֭וִיל (’ĕ·wîl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 191: Foolish

[is] right
יָשָׁ֣ר (yā·šār)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 3477: Straight, right

in his own eyes,
בְּעֵינָ֑יו (bə·‘ê·nāw)
Preposition-b | Noun - cdc | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5869: An eye, a fountain

but a wise [man]
חָכָֽם׃ (ḥā·ḵām)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 2450: Wise

listens
וְשֹׁמֵ֖עַ (wə·šō·mê·a‘)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 8085: To hear intelligently

to counsel.
לְעֵצָ֣ה (lə·‘ê·ṣāh)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 6098: Advice, plan, prudence


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