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Proverbs 22:3

    Proverbs 22:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    A prudent man foresees the evil, and hides himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    A prudent man seeth the evil, and hideth himself; But the simple pass on, and suffer for it.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The sharp man sees the evil and takes cover: the simple go straight on and get into trouble.

    Webster's Revision

    A prudent man seeth the evil, and hideth himself; But the simple pass on, and suffer for it.

    World English Bible

    A prudent man sees danger, and hides himself; but the simple pass on, and suffer for it.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    A prudent man seeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and suffer for it.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 22:3

    A prudent man foreseeth the evil - God in mercy has denied man the knowledge of futurity; but in its place he has given him hope and prudence. By hope he is continually expecting and anticipating good; by prudence he derives and employs means to secure it. His experience shows him that there are many natural evils in a current state, the course of which he can neither stem nor divert: prudence shows him beforehand the means he may use to step out of their way, and hide himself. The simple - the inexperienced, headstrong, giddy, and foolish - rush on in the career of hope, without prudence to regulate, chastise, and guide it; thus they commit many faults, make many miscarriages, and suffer often in consequence; and the commission of crimes leads to punishment.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 22:3

    22:3 The evil - The judgment of God threatened, and approaching. Hideth - Retires to his strong tower, by prayer and repentance, puts himself under the protection of the almighty. Pass on - Carefully and securely.