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Proverbs 13:15

    Proverbs 13:15 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Good understanding giveth favour: but the way of transgressors is hard.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Good understanding gives favor: but the way of transgressors is hard.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Good understanding giveth favor; But the way of the transgressor is hard.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Wise behaviour gets approval, but the way of the false is their destruction.

    Webster's Revision

    Good understanding giveth favor; But the way of the transgressor is hard.

    World English Bible

    Good understanding wins favor; but the way of the unfaithful is hard.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Good understanding giveth favour: but the way of the treacherous is rugged.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 13:15

    Hard - The primary meaning of the original word is permanence (compare Deuteronomy 21:4; Micah 6:2). This may be applied as here to the hard dry rock, to running streams, or to stagnant pools. In either case, the idea is that of the barren dry soil, or the impassable marsh, in contrast with the fountain of life, carrying joy and refreshment with it.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 13:15

    13:15 Giveth - Makes a man acceptable to God. Rough - Offensive and hateful to God and men, as rough ways are to a traveller.