Proverbs 14:24
Good News Translation
Wise people are rewarded with wealth, but fools are known by their foolishness.

Contemporary English Version
Wisdom can make you rich, but foolishness leads to more foolishness.

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

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The crown of the wise, is their riches: the folly of fools, imprudence.

crown

Psalm 112:9 He hath distributed, he hath given to the poor: his justice remaineth for ever and ever: his horn shall be exalted in glory.

Ecclesiastes 7:11,12 Wisdom with riches is more profitable, and bringeth more advantage to them that see the sun. . . .

Isaiah 33:6 And there shall be faith in thy times: riches of salvation, wisdom and knowledge: the fear of the Lord is his treasure.

Luke 16:9 And I say to you: Make unto you friends of the mammon of iniquity: that when you shall fail, they may receive you into everlasting dwellings.

foolishness

Proverbs 27:22 Though thou shouldst bray a fool in the mortar, as when a pestle striketh upon sodden barley, his folly would not be taken from him.

Psalm 49:10-13 He shall not see destruction, when he shall see the wise dying: the senseless and the fool shall perish together: And they shall leave their riches to strangers: . . .

Luke 12:19,20 And I will say to my soul: Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years. Take thy rest: eat, drink, make good cheer. . . .

Luke 16:19-25 There was a certain rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and feasted sumptuously every day. . . .

Context
The Wise Woman
23In much work there shall be abundance: but where there are many words, there is oftentimes want. 24The crown of the wise, is their riches: the folly of fools, imprudence.25A faithful witness delivereth souls: and the double dealer uttereth lies.…
Cross References
Proverbs 10:22
A fool worketh mischief as it were for sport: but wisdom is prudence to a man.

Proverbs 13:8
The ransom of a man's life are his riches: but he that is poor, beareth not reprehension.

Proverbs 14:23
In much work there shall be abundance: but where there are many words, there is oftentimes want.

Proverbs 21:20
There is a treasure to be desired, and oil in the dwelling of the just: and the foolish man shall spend it.

Additional Translations
The crown of the wise is their wealth, but the effort of fools is folly.The crown of the wise is their riches: but the foolishness of fools is folly.

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

A prudent man is the crown of the wise: but the occupation of fools is evil.

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

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

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

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

The crown of the wise is their wealth, The folly of fools is folly.
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