Proverbs 10:23
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Holman Christian Standard Bible
As shameful conduct is pleasure for a fool, so wisdom is for a man of understanding.

New American Standard Bible
Doing wickedness is like sport to a fool, And [so is] wisdom to a man of understanding.

King James Bible
[It is] as sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding hath wisdom.
Parallel Verses
New International Version
A fool finds pleasure in wicked schemes, but a person of understanding delights in wisdom.

New Living Translation
Doing wrong is fun for a fool, but living wisely brings pleasure to the sensible.

English Standard Version
Doing wrong is like a joke to a fool, but wisdom is pleasure to a man of understanding.

New American Standard Bible
Doing wickedness is like sport to a fool, And so is wisdom to a man of understanding.

King James Bible
It is as sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding hath wisdom.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
As shameful conduct is pleasure for a fool, so wisdom is for a man of understanding.

International Standard Version
Just as the fool considers wickedness his joy, so is wisdom to the discerning man.

NET Bible
Carrying out a wicked scheme is enjoyable to a fool, and so is wisdom for the one who has discernment.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
A moron, in making merry, does evil, and a man has wisdom by his reasoning.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Like the laughter of a fool when he carries out an evil plan, so is wisdom to a person who has understanding.

King James 2000 Bible
It is as sport to a fool to do wrong: but a man of understanding has wisdom.

American King James Version
It is as sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding has wisdom.

American Standard Version
It is as sport to a fool to do wickedness; And'so is wisdom to a man of understanding.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A fool worketh mischief as it were for sport: but wisdom is prudence to a man.

Darby Bible Translation
It is as sport to a foolish man to do wickedness; but a man of understanding hath wisdom.

English Revised Version
It is as sport to a fool to do wickedness: and so is wisdom to a man of understanding.

Webster's Bible Translation
It is as sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding hath wisdom.

World English Bible
It is a fool's pleasure to do wickedness, but wisdom is a man of understanding's pleasure.

Young's Literal Translation
To execute inventions is as play to a fool, And wisdom to a man of understanding.
Cross References
Proverbs 2:14
Who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the frowardness of the wicked;

Proverbs 15:21
Folly is joy to him that is destitute of wisdom: but a man of understanding walketh uprightly.

Proverbs 1:1
The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel;

Proverbs 10:22
The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.

Proverbs 10:21
The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom.

Proverbs 10:20
The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is little worth.

Proverbs 10:24
The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him: but the desire of the righteous shall be granted.

Proverbs 10:25
As the whirlwind passeth, so is the wicked no more: but the righteous is an everlasting foundation.

Proverbs 10:26
As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them that send him.
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