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Proverbs 14:6

    Proverbs 14:6 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    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.

    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' Notes 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 Notes on Proverbs 14:6

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