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Proverbs 17:24

    Proverbs 17:24 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Wisdom is before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Wisdom is before him that has understanding; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Wisdom is before the face of him that hath understanding; But the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Wisdom is before the face of him who has sense; but the eyes of the foolish are on the ends of the earth.

    Webster's Revision

    Wisdom is before the face of him that hath understanding; But the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.

    World English Bible

    Wisdom is before the face of one who has understanding, but the eyes of a fool wander to the ends of the earth.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Wisdom is before the face of him that hath understanding: but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 17:24

    Are in the ends of the earth - Wisdom is within the sight and reach at every man: but he whose desires are scattered abroad, who is always aiming at impossible things, or is of an unsteady disposition, is not likely to find it.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 17:24

    Before him - Set straight before his eyes as the mark to which they look. Others, following the Septuagint and Vulgate, interpret the verse, Wisdom is seen in the clear, stedfast look of the wise man as contrasted with the wandering gaze of the fool.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 17:24

    17:24 In the face - His wisdom appears even in his looks. The eyes - Minding most, those things which are remotest from him, and least concern him.