Proverbs 22 :3

Proverbs 22 :3 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

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

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.

Definitions for Proverbs 22 :3

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.

Barnes's Commentary on Proverbs 22 :3

Wesley's Commentary 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.
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