Proverbs 18:2
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New International Version
Fools find no pleasure in understanding but delight in airing their own opinions.

New Living Translation
Fools have no interest in understanding; they only want to air their own opinions.

English Standard Version
A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion.

New American Standard Bible
A fool does not delight in understanding, But only in revealing his own mind.

King James Bible
A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A fool does not delight in understanding, but only wants to show off his opinions.

International Standard Version
A fool finds no satisfaction in trying to understand, for he would rather express his own opinion.

NET Bible
A fool takes no pleasure in understanding but only in disclosing what is on his mind.

New Heart English Bible
A fool has no delight in understanding, but only in revealing his own opinion.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
A fool does not delight in wisdom because his heart meditates upon madness.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A fool does not find joy in understanding but only in expressing his own opinion.

JPS Tanakh 1917
A fool hath no delight in understanding, But only that his heart may lay itself bare.

New American Standard 1977
A fool does not delight in understanding,
            But only in revealing his own mind.

Jubilee Bible 2000
A fool has no delight in understanding, but in that which his own heart discovers.

King James 2000 Bible
A fool has no delight in understanding, but that his heart may express itself.

American King James Version
A fool has no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself.

American Standard Version
A fool hath no delight in understanding, But only that his heart may reveal itself.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A fool receiveth not the words of prudence: unless thou say those things which are in his heart.

Darby Bible Translation
A fool hath no delight in understanding, but only that his heart may reveal itself.

English Revised Version
A fool hath no delight in understanding, but only that his heart may reveal itself.

Webster's Bible Translation
A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may reveal itself.

World English Bible
A fool has no delight in understanding, but only in revealing his own opinion.

Young's Literal Translation
A fool delighteth not in understanding, But -- in uncovering his heart.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
18:1 If we would get knowledge and grace, we must try all methods of improving ourselves. 2. Those make nothing to purpose, of learning or religion, whose only design is to have something to make a show with. 3. As soon as sin entered, shame followed.
Study Bible
The Unfriendly Pursue Selfishness
1He who separates himself seeks his own desire, He quarrels against all sound wisdom. 2A fool does not delight in understanding, But only in revealing his own mind. 3When a wicked man comes, contempt also comes, And with dishonor comes scorn.…
Cross References
Proverbs 12:23
A prudent man conceals knowledge, But the heart of fools proclaims folly.

Proverbs 13:16
Every prudent man acts with knowledge, But a fool displays folly.

Proverbs 18:3
When a wicked man comes, contempt also comes, And with dishonor comes scorn.

Ecclesiastes 10:3
Even when the fool walks along the road, his sense is lacking and he demonstrates to everyone that he is a fool.
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