Proverbs 27:12
New International Version
The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty.

New Living Translation
A prudent person foresees danger and takes precautions. The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences.

English Standard Version
The prudent sees danger and hides himself, but the simple go on and suffer for it.

Berean Study Bible
The prudent see danger and take cover; but the simple keep going and pay the penalty.

King James Bible
A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself; but the simple pass on, and are punished.

New King James Version
A prudent man foresees evil and hides himself; The simple pass on and are punished.

New American Standard Bible
A prudent person sees evil and hides himself; But the naive proceed, and pay the penalty.

NASB 1995
A prudent man sees evil and hides himself, The naive proceed and pay the penalty.

NASB 1977
A prudent man sees evil and hides himself, The naive proceed and pay the penalty.

Amplified Bible
A prudent man sees evil and hides himself and avoids it, But the naive [who are easily misled] continue on and are punished [by suffering the consequences of sin].

Christian Standard Bible
A sensible person sees danger and takes cover; the inexperienced keep going and are punished.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A sensible person sees danger and takes cover; the inexperienced keep going and are punished.

American Standard Version
A prudent man seeth the evil, and hideth himself; But the simple pass on, and'suffer for it.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
A cunning man sees evil and is hidden, but fools have passed by it and have suffered loss.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
A wise man, when evils are approaching, hides himself; but fools pass on, and will be punished.

Contemporary English Version
Be cautious and hide when you see danger--don't be stupid and walk right into trouble.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The prudent man seeing evil hideth himself: little ones passing on have suffered losses.

English Revised Version
A prudent man seeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and suffer for it.

Good News Translation
Sensible people will see trouble coming and avoid it, but an unthinking person will walk right into it and regret it later.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Sensible people foresee trouble and hide. Gullible people go ahead [and] suffer.

International Standard Version
Those who are prudent see danger and take refuge, but the na�ve continue on and suffer the consequences.

JPS Tanakh 1917
A prudent man seeth the evil, and hideth himself; But the thoughtless pass on, and are punished.

Literal Standard Version
The prudent has seen the evil, he is hidden, The simple have passed on, they are punished.

NET Bible
A shrewd person sees danger and hides himself, but the naive keep right on going and suffer for it.

New Heart English Bible
A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge; but the simple pass on, and suffer for it.

World English Bible
A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge; but the simple pass on, and suffer for it.

Young's Literal Translation
The prudent hath seen the evil, he is hidden, The simple have passed on, they are punished.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Do not Boast about Tomorrow
11Be wise, my son, and bring joy to my heart, so that I can answer him who taunts me. 12The prudent see danger and take cover; but the simple keep going and pay the penalty. 13Take the garment of him who posts security for a stranger; get collateral if it is for a foreigner.…

Cross References
Proverbs 22:3
The prudent see danger and take cover, but the simple keep going and suffer the consequences.

Proverbs 27:11
Be wise, my son, and bring joy to my heart, so that I can answer him who taunts me.

Proverbs 27:13
Take the garment of him who posts security for a stranger; get collateral if it is for a foreigner.


Treasury of Scripture

A prudent man foresees the evil, and hides himself; but the simple pass on, and are punished.

Proverbs 18:10
The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.

Proverbs 22:3
A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.

Exodus 9:20,21
He that feared the word of the LORD among the servants of Pharaoh made his servants and his cattle flee into the houses: …









(12) A prudent man foreseeth the evil.--See above on Proverbs 22:3.

Verse 12. - A repetition of Proverbs 22:3. The sentence is asyndeton.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The prudent
עָר֤וּם (‘ā·rūm)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 6175: Crafty, shrewd, sensible

see
רָאָ֣ה (rā·’āh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7200: To see

danger
רָעָ֣ה (rā·‘āh)
Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's 7451: Bad, evil

and take cover;
נִסְתָּ֑ר (nis·tār)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5641: To hide, conceal

[but] the simple
פְּ֝תָאיִ֗ם (pə·ṯā·yim)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 6612: Simple, perhaps open-minded

keep going
עָבְר֥וּ (‘ā·ḇə·rū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 5674: To pass over, through, or by, pass on

[and] pay the penalty.
נֶעֱנָֽשׁוּ׃ (ne·‘ĕ·nā·šū)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 6064: To urge, to inflict a, penalty, to fine


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