Proverbs 8:5
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New International Version
You who are simple, gain prudence; you who are foolish, set your hearts on it.

New Living Translation
You simple people, use good judgment. You foolish people, show some understanding.

English Standard Version
O simple ones, learn prudence; O fools, learn sense.

New American Standard Bible
"O naive ones, understand prudence; And, O fools, understand wisdom.

King James Bible
O ye simple, understand wisdom: and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Learn to be shrewd, you who are inexperienced; develop common sense, you who are foolish.

International Standard Version
Understand prudence, you na�ve people; and gain an understanding heart, you foolish ones.

NET Bible
You who are naive, discern wisdom! And you fools, understand discernment!

New Heart English Bible
You simple, understand prudence. You fools, be of an understanding heart.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“That children may understand subtlety and the feeble minds may know in their heart.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You gullible people, learn how to be sensible. You fools, get a heart that has understanding.

JPS Tanakh 1917
O ye thoughtless, understand prudence, And, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart.

New American Standard 1977
“O naive ones, discern prudence;
            And, O fools, discern wisdom.

Jubilee Bible 2000
O ye simple, understand prudence; and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart.

King James 2000 Bible
O you simple, understand wisdom: and, you fools, be of an understanding heart.

American King James Version
O you simple, understand wisdom: and, you fools, be you of an understanding heart.

American Standard Version
O ye simple, understand prudence; And, ye fools, be of an understanding heart.

Douay-Rheims Bible
O little ones, understand subtilty, and ye unwise, take notice.

Darby Bible Translation
O ye simple, understand prudence; and ye foolish, understand sense.

English Revised Version
O ye simple, understand subtilty; and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart.

Webster's Bible Translation
O ye simple, understand wisdom: and ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart.

World English Bible
You simple, understand prudence. You fools, be of an understanding heart.

Young's Literal Translation
Understand, ye simple ones, prudence, And ye fools, understand the heart,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
8:1-11 The will of God is made known by the works of creation, and by the consciences of men, but more clearly by Moses and the prophets. The chief difficulty is to get men to attend to instruction. Yet attention to the words of Christ, will guide the most ignorant into saving knowledge of the truth. Where there is an understanding heart, and willingness to receive the truth in love, wisdom is valued above silver and gold.
Study Bible
The Excellence of Wisdom
4"To you, O men, I call, And my voice is to the sons of men. 5"O naive ones, understand prudence; And, O fools, understand wisdom. 6"Listen, for I will speak noble things; And the opening of my lips will reveal right things.…
Cross References
Proverbs 1:4
To give prudence to the naive, To the youth knowledge and discretion,

Proverbs 1:22
"How long, O naive ones, will you love being simple-minded? And scoffers delight themselves in scoffing And fools hate knowledge?

Proverbs 1:32
"For the waywardness of the naive will kill them, And the complacency of fools will destroy them.

Proverbs 3:35
The wise will inherit honor, But fools display dishonor.

Proverbs 8:4
"To you, O men, I call, And my voice is to the sons of men.

Proverbs 8:12
"I, wisdom, dwell with prudence, And I find knowledge and discretion.

Proverbs 9:4
"Whoever is naive, let him turn in here!" To him who lacks understanding she says,
Treasury of Scripture

O you simple, understand wisdom: and, you fools, be you of an understanding heart.

Proverbs 1:22 How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity? and the scorners …

Proverbs 9:4 Whoever is simple, let him turn in here: as for him that wants understanding, …

Psalm 19:7 The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony …

Psalm 94:8 Understand, you brutish among the people: and you fools, when will you be wise?

Isaiah 42:13 The LORD shall go forth as a mighty man, he shall stir up jealousy …

Isaiah 55:1-3 Ho, every one that thirsts, come you to the waters, and he that has …

Acts 26:18 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and …

1 Corinthians 1:28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, has …

1 Corinthians 6:9-11 Know you not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of …

Revelation 3:17,18 Because you say, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need …

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