Ecclesiastes 10:3
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New International Version
Even as fools walk along the road, they lack sense and show everyone how stupid they are.

New Living Translation
You can identify fools just by the way they walk down the street!

English Standard Version
Even when the fool walks on the road, he lacks sense, and he says to everyone that he is a fool.

New American Standard Bible
Even when the fool walks along the road, his sense is lacking and he demonstrates to everyone that he is a fool.

King James Bible
Yea also, when he that is a fool walketh by the way, his wisdom faileth him, and he saith to every one that he is a fool.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Even when the fool walks along the road, his heart lacks sense, and he shows everyone he is a fool.

International Standard Version
Furthermore, the way a fool lives shows he has no sense; he proclaims to everyone that he's a fool.

NET Bible
Even when a fool walks along the road he lacks sense, and shows everyone what a fool he is.

New Heart English Bible
Yes also, when the fool walks by the way, his understanding fails him, and he says to everyone that he is a fool.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Even when a fool goes walking, he has no sense and shows everyone else that he's a fool.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Yea also, when a fool walketh by the way, his understanding faileth him, and he saith to every one that he is a fool.

New American Standard 1977
Even when the fool walks along the road his sense is lacking, and he demonstrates to everyone that he is a fool.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Even when the fool walks by the way, he lacks prudence, and he says unto every one that he is a fool.

King James 2000 Bible
Yea also, when he that is a fool walks by the way, his wisdom fails him, and he says to every one that he is a fool.

American King James Version
Yes also, when he that is a fool walks by the way, his wisdom fails him, and he said to every one that he is a fool.

American Standard Version
Yea also, when the fool walketh by the way, his understanding faileth him, and he saith to every one that he is a fool.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Yea, and the fool when he walketh in the way, whereas be himself is a fool, esteemeth all men fools.

Darby Bible Translation
Yea also, when he that is a fool walketh by the way, his sense faileth [him], and he saith to every one [that] he is a fool.

English Revised Version
Yea also, when the fool walketh by the way, his understanding faileth him, and he saith to every one that he is a fool.

Webster's Bible Translation
Also, when he that is a fool walketh by the way, his wisdom faileth him, and he saith to every one that he is a fool.

World English Bible
Yes also, when the fool walks by the way, his understanding fails him, and he says to everyone that he is a fool.

Young's Literal Translation
And also, when he that is a fool Is walking in the way, his heart is lacking, And he hath said to every one, 'He is a fool.'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
10:1-3 Those especially who make a profession of religion, should keep from all appearances of evil. A wise man has great advantage over a fool, who is always at a loss when he has anything to do. Sin is the reproach of sinners, wherever they go, and shows their folly.
Study Bible
Wisdom and Folly
2A wise man's heart directs him toward the right, but the foolish man's heart directs him toward the left. 3Even when the fool walks along the road, his sense is lacking and he demonstrates to everyone that he is a fool. 4If the ruler's temper rises against you, do not abandon your position, because composure allays great offenses.…
Cross References
Proverbs 13:16
Every prudent man acts with knowledge, But a fool displays folly.

Proverbs 18:2
A fool does not delight in understanding, But only in revealing his own mind.
Treasury of Scripture

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