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Proverbs 14:8

    Proverbs 14:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way; But the folly of fools is deceit.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The wisdom of the man of good sense makes his way clear; but the unwise behaviour of the foolish is deceit.

    Webster's Revision

    The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way; But the folly of fools is deceit.

    World English Bible

    The wisdom of the prudent is to think about his way, but the folly of fools is deceit.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 14:8

    Is to understand his way - Instead of הבין habin, to understand, הכין hachin, to Direct his way, is found in one MS. It makes a very good sense.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 14:8

    The Hebrew counterpart to the Greek "Know thyself." "The highest wisdom is for a person to understand his own way. The most extreme folly is self-deceit." The word "deceit" may, however, involve fraud practiced upon others. The folly of fools shows itself then in their ceaseless effort to deceive.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 14:8

    14:8 His way - Consists not in vain speculations, but in a diligent study of his duty, and of the way to eternal happiness. The folly - The wit of ungodly men, which is really their folly, is employed only in finding out ways of deceiving.