Proverbs 14:24
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New International Version
The wealth of the wise is their crown, but the folly of fools yields folly.

New Living Translation
Wealth is a crown for the wise; the effort of fools yields only foolishness.

English Standard Version
The crown of the wise is their wealth, but the folly of fools brings folly.

New American Standard Bible
The crown of the wise is their riches, But the folly of fools is foolishness.

King James Bible
The crown of the wise is their riches: but the foolishness of fools is folly.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The crown of the wise is their wealth, but the foolishness of fools produces foolishness.

International Standard Version
The crown of the wise is their wealth, but the stupidity of fools is just that—stupidity!

NET Bible
The crown of the wise is their riches, but the folly of fools is folly.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
A crown of the wise is their wealth, and the way of life of fools is their insanity.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The crown of wise people is their wealth. The stupidity of fools is just that-stupidity!

JPS Tanakh 1917
The crown of the wise is their riches; But the folly of fools remaineth folly.

New American Standard 1977
The crown of the wise is their riches,
            But the folly of fools is foolishness.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The crown of the wise is their wisdom, but that which distinguishes fools is their folly.

King James 2000 Bible
The crown of the wise is their riches: but the foolishness of fools is folly.

American King James Version
The crown of the wise is their riches: but the foolishness of fools is folly.

American Standard Version
The crown of the wise is their riches; But the folly of fools is only folly.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The crown of the wise is their riches: the folly of fools, imprudence.

Darby Bible Translation
The crown of the wise is their riches; the folly of the foolish is folly.

English Revised Version
The crown of the wise is their riches: but the folly of fools is only folly.

Webster's Bible Translation
The crown of the wise is their riches: but the foolishness of fools is folly.

World English Bible
The crown of the wise is their riches, but the folly of fools crowns them with folly.

Young's Literal Translation
The crown of the wise is their wealth, The folly of fools is folly.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
14:18. Sin is the shame of sinners; but wisdom is the honour of the wise. 19. Even bad men acknowledge the excellency of God's people. 20. Friendship in the world is governed by self-interest. It is good to have God our Friend; he will not desert us. 21. To despise a man for his employment or appearance is a sin. 22. How wisely those consult their own interest, who not only do good, but devise it! 23. Labour of the head, or of the hand, will turn to some good account. But if men's religion runs all out in talk and noise, they will come to nothing. 24. The riches of men of wisdom and piety enlarge their usefulness. 25. An upright man will venture the displeasure of the greatest, to bring truth to light. 26,27. Those who fear the Lord so as to obey and serve him, have a strong ground of confidence, and will be preserved. Let us seek to this Fountain of life, that we may escape the snares of death. 28. Let all that wish well to the kingdom of Christ, do what they can, that many may be added to his church. 29. A mild, patient man is one that learns of Christ, who is Wisdom itself. Unbridled passion is folly made known. 30. An upright, contented, and benevolent mind, tends to health. 31. To oppress the poor is to reproach our Creator. 32. The wicked man has his soul forced from him; he dies in his sins, under the guilt and power of them. But godly men, though they have pain and some dread of death, have the blessed hope, which God, who cannot lie, has given them. 33. Wisdom possesses the heart, and thus regulates the affections and tempers. 34. Piety and holiness always promote industry, sobriety, and honesty. 35. The great King who reigns over heaven and earth, will reward faithful servants who honour his gospel by the proper discharge of the duties of their stations: he despises not the services of the lowest.
Study Bible
Every Wise Woman Builds Her House
23In all labor there is profit, But mere talk leads only to poverty. 24The crown of the wise is their riches, But the folly of fools is foolishness. 25A truthful witness saves lives, But he who utters lies is treacherous.…
Cross References
Proverbs 10:22
It is the blessing of the LORD that makes rich, And He adds no sorrow to it.

Proverbs 13:8
The ransom of a man's life is his wealth, But the poor hears no rebuke.

Proverbs 14:23
In all labor there is profit, But mere talk leads only to poverty.

Proverbs 21:20
There is precious treasure and oil in the dwelling of the wise, But a foolish man swallows it up.
Treasury of Scripture

The crown of the wise is their riches: but the foolishness of fools is folly.

crown

Psalm 112:9 He has dispersed, he has given to the poor; his righteousness endures …

Ecclesiastes 7:11,12 Wisdom is good with an inheritance: and by it there is profit to …

Isaiah 33:6 And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of your times, and …

Luke 16:9 And I say to you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; …

foolishness

Proverbs 27:22 Though you should bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, …

Psalm 49:10-13 For he sees that wise men die, likewise the fool and the brutish …

Luke 12:19,20 And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have much goods laid up for …

Luke 16:19-25 There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine …

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