Proverbs 14:15
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New International Version
The simple believe anything, but the prudent give thought to their steps.

New Living Translation
Only simpletons believe everything they're told! The prudent carefully consider their steps.

English Standard Version
The simple believes everything, but the prudent gives thought to his steps.

New American Standard Bible
The naive believes everything, But the sensible man considers his steps.

King James Bible
The simple believeth every word: but the prudent man looketh well to his going.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The inexperienced one believes anything, but the sensible one watches his steps.

International Standard Version
An unthinking person believes everything, but the prudent one thinks before acting.

NET Bible
A naive person believes everything, but the shrewd person discerns his steps.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
A child believes every word, and a cunning one distinguishes good from evil.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A gullible person believes anything, but a sensible person watches his step.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The thoughtless believeth every word; But the prudent man looketh well to his going.

New American Standard 1977
The naive believes everything,
            But the prudent man considers his steps.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The simple believes every word, but the prudent man understands his steps.

King James 2000 Bible
The simple believes every word: but the prudent man looks well where he is going.

American King James Version
The simple believes every word: but the prudent man looks well to his going.

American Standard Version
The simple believeth every word; But the prudent man looketh well to his going.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The innocent believeth every word: the discreet man considereth his steps. No good shall come to the deceitful son: but the wise servant shall prosper in his dealings, and his way shall be made straight.

Darby Bible Translation
The simple believeth every word; but the prudent [man] heedeth his going.

English Revised Version
The simple believeth every word: but the prudent man looketh well to his going.

Webster's Bible Translation
The simple believeth every word: but the prudent man looketh well to 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.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
14:1 A woman who has no fear of God, who is wilful and wasteful, and indulges her ease, will as certainly ruin her family, as if she plucked her house down. 2. Here are grace and sin in their true colours. Those that despise God's precepts and promises, despise God and all his power and mercy. 3. Pride grows from that root of bitterness which is in the heart. The root must be plucked up, or we cannot conquer this branch. The prudent words of wise men get them out of difficulties. 4. There can be no advantage without something which, though of little moment, will affright the indolent. 5. A conscientious witness will not dare to represent anything otherwise than according to his knowledge. 6. A scorner treats Divine things with contempt. He that feels his ignorance and unworthiness will search the Scriptures in a humble spirit. 7. We discover a wicked man if there is no savour of piety in his discourse. 8. We are travellers, whose concern is, not to spy out wonders, but to get to their journey's end; to understand the rules we are to walk by, also the ends we are to walk toward. The bad man cheats himself, and goes on in his mistake. 9. Foolish and profane men consider sin a mere trifle, to be made light of rather than mourned over. Fools mock at the sin-offering; but those that make light of sin, make light of Christ. 10. We do not know what stings of conscience, or consuming passions, torment the prosperous sinner. Nor does the world know the peace of mind a serious Christian enjoys, even in poverty and sickness. 11. Sin ruins many great families; whilst righteousness often raises and strengthens even mean families. 12. The ways of carelessness, of worldliness, and of sensuality, seem right to those that walk in them; but self-deceivers prove self-destroyers. See the vanity of carnal mirth. 14. Of all sinners backsliders will have the most terror when they reflect on their own ways. 15. Eager readiness to believe what others say, has ever proved mischievous. The whole world was thus ruined at first. The man who is spiritually wise, depends on the Saviour alone for acceptance. He is watchful against the enemies of his salvation, by taking heed to God's word. 16. Holy fear guards against every thing unholy. 17. An angry man is to be pitied as well as blamed; but the revengeful is more hateful.
Study Bible
Every Wise Woman Builds Her House
14The backslider in heart will have his fill of his own ways, But a good man will be satisfied with his. 15The naive believes everything, But the sensible man considers his steps. 16A wise man is cautious and turns away from evil, But a fool is arrogant and careless.…
Cross References
Proverbs 14:14
The backslider in heart will have his fill of his own ways, But a good man will be satisfied with his.

Proverbs 14:16
A wise man is cautious and turns away from evil, But a fool is arrogant and careless.

Proverbs 17:4
An evildoer listens to wicked lips; A liar pays attention to a destructive tongue.
Treasury of Scripture

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Ephesians 5:17 Why be you not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.

1 John 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they …

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Proverbs 14:8 The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly …

Amos 5:13 Therefore the prudent shall keep silence in that time; for it is an evil time.

Acts 13:7 Which was with the deputy of the country, Sergius Paulus, a prudent …

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