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Proverbs 26:16

    Proverbs 26:16 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit than seven men that can render a reason.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit than seven men that can render a reason.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit Than seven men that can render a reason.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The hater of work seems to himself wiser than seven men who are able to give an answer with good sense.

    Webster's Revision

    The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit Than seven men that can render a reason.

    World English Bible

    The sluggard is wiser in his own eyes than seven men who answer with discretion.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit than seven men that can render a reason.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 26:16

    Than seven men that can render a reason - Seven here only means perfection, abundance, or multitude. He is wiser in his own eyes than a multitude of the wisest men. "Than seven men that sytt and teach." - Coverdale; i.e., than seven doctors of the law, or heads of the schools of the prophets, who always sat while they taught.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 26:16

    Seven - The definite number used for the indefinite (compare Proverbs 24:16).

    Reason - Better, a right judgment.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 26:16

    26:16 A reason - A satisfactory reason of ail their actions.