Proverbs 14 :6

Proverbs 14 :6 Translations

American King James Version (AKJV)

A scorner seeks wisdom, and finds it not: but knowledge is easy to him that understands.

King James Version (KJV)

A scorner seeks wisdom, and finds it not: but knowledge is easy to him that understands.

American Standard Version (ASV)

A scoffer seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not; But knowledge is easy unto him that hath understanding.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

The hater of authority, searching for wisdom, does not get it; but knowledge comes readily to the open-minded man.

Webster's Revision

A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: but knowledge is easy to him that understandeth.

World English Bible

A scoffer seeks wisdom, and doesn't find it, but knowledge comes easily to a discerning person.

English Revised Version (ERV)

A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: but knowledge is easy unto him that hath understanding.

Definitions for Proverbs 14 :6

Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 14 :6

A scorner seeketh wisdom - I believe the scorner means, in this book, the man that despises the counsel of God; the infidel. Such may seek wisdom; but he never can find it, because he does not seek it where it is to be found; neither in the teaching of God's Spirit, nor in the revelation of his will.

Barnes' Commentary on Proverbs 14 :6

Findeth it not - literally, there is none. The successful pursuit of wisdom presupposes at least earnestness and reverence. The scoffer shuts himself out from the capacity of recognizing truth.

Wesley's Commentary on Proverbs 14 :6

14:6 Findeth it not - Because he doth not seek it aright. That understandeth - That is honest and pious.
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