New International Version
The simple believe anything, but the prudent give thought to their steps.
King James Bible
The simple believeth every word: but the prudent man looketh well to his going.
Darby Bible Translation
The simple believeth every word; but the prudent [man] heedeth his going.
World English Bible
A simple man believes everything, but the prudent man carefully considers his ways.
Young's Literal Translation
The simple giveth credence to everything, And the prudent attendeth to his step.
Proverbs 14:15 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways -
1. Who is the backslider? סוג sug.
1. The man who once walked in the ways of religion, but has withdrawn from them.
2. The man who once fought manfully against the world, the devil, and the flesh; but has retreated from the battle, or joined the enemy.
3. The man who once belonged to the congregation of the saints, but is now removed from them, and is set down in the synagogue of Satan.
2. But who is the backslider in Heart?
1. Not he who was surprised and overcome by the power of temptation, and the weakness of his own heart.
2. But he who drinks down iniquity with greediness.
3. Who gives cheerful way to the bent of his own nature, and now delights in fulfilling the lusts of the flesh and of the mind.
4. Who loves sin as before he loved godliness.
3. What are his own ways? Folly, sin, disappointment, and death; with the apprehension of the wrath of God, and the sharp twingings of a guilty conscience.
4. What is implied in being filled with his own ways? Having his soul saturated with folly, sin, and disappointment. At last ending here below in death, and then commencing an eternal existence where the fire is not quenched, and under the influence of that worm that never dieth. Alas, alas! who may abide when God doeth this?
And a good man shall be satisfied from himself -
1. Who is the good man? (איש טוב ish tob).
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TEXT: "The wicked shall not be unpunished."--Prov. 11:21. There are very many passages of Scripture which ought to be read in connection with this text; as for example, "Fools make a mock at sin" (Proverbs 14:9), for only a fool would. Better trifle with the pestilence and expose one's self to the plague than to discount the blighting effects of sin. And, again, "The soul that sinneth it shall die" (Ezekiel 18:4). From this clear statement of the word of God there is no escape. Or, again, "Our …
J. Wilbur Chapman—And Judas Iscariot
Sin the Mocker
Epistle xxx. To Eulogius, Bishop of Alexandria.
The Intercession of Christ
The faithless will be fully repaid for their ways, and the good rewarded for theirs.
The wise fear the LORD and shun evil, but a fool is hotheaded and yet feels secure.
A wicked person listens to deceitful lips; a liar pays attention to a destructive tongue.
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