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Proverbs 10:23

    Proverbs 10:23 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    It is as sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding hath wisdom.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    It is as sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding has wisdom.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    It is as sport to a fool to do wickedness; And'so is wisdom to a man of understanding.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    It is sport to the foolish man to do evil, but the man of good sense takes delight in wisdom.

    Webster's Revision

    It is as sport to a fool to do wickedness; And'so is wisdom to a man of understanding.

    World English Bible

    It is a fool's pleasure to do wickedness, but wisdom is a man of understanding's pleasure.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    It is as sport to a fool to do wickedness: and so is wisdom to a man of understanding.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 10:23

    It is a sport to a fool to do mischief - What a millstone weight of iniquity hangs about the necks of most of the jesters. facetious and witty people! "How many lies do they tell in jest, to go to the devil in earnest!"

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 10:23

    As the fool finds his sport in doing mischief, so the man of understanding finds in wisdom his truest refreshment and delight.