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Proverbs 14:16

    Proverbs 14:16 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    A wise man fears, and departs from evil: but the fool rages, and is confident.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil; But the fool beareth himself insolently, and is confident.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The wise man, fearing, keeps himself from evil; but the foolish man goes on in his pride, with no thought of danger.

    Webster's Revision

    A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil; But the fool beareth himself insolently, and is confident.

    World English Bible

    A wise man fears, and shuns evil, but the fool is hotheaded and reckless.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil: but the fool beareth himself insolently, and is confident.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 14:16

    A wise man feareth - He can never trust in himself, though he be satisfied from himself. He knows that his suffiency is of God; and he has that fear that causes him to depart from evil, which is a guardian to the love he feels. Love renders him cautious; the other makes him confident. His caution leads him from sin; his confidence leads him to God.