Proverbs 14:8
Good News Translation
Why is a clever person wise? Because he knows what to do. Why is a stupid person foolish? Because he only thinks he knows.

Contemporary English Version
Wise people have enough sense to find their way, but stupid fools get lost.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The wisdom of a discreet man is to understand his way: and the imprudence of fools erreth.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

The wisdom of a discreet man is to understand his way: and the imprudence of fools erreth.

wisdom

Proverbs 2:9 If wisdom shall enter into thy heart, and knowledge please thy soul:

Proverbs 8:20 That I may enrich them that love me, and may fill their treasures.

Psalm 111:10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. A good understanding to all that do it: his praise continueth for ever and ever.

Psalm 119:5,34,35,73 O! that my ways may be directed to keep thy justifications. . . .

Psalm 143:8 Cause me to hear thy mercy in the morning; for in thee have I hoped. Make the way known to me, wherein I should walk: for I have lifted up my soul to thee.

Ephesians 5:17 Wherefore, become not unwise: but understanding what is the will of God.

Colossians 1:9,10 Therefore we also, from the day that we heard it, cease not to pray for you and to beg that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will, in all wisdom and spiritual understanding: . . .

2 Timothy 3:15-17 And because from thy infancy thou hast known the holy scriptures which can instruct thee to salvation by the faith which is in Christ Jesus. . . .

James 3:13 Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge, among you? Let him shew, by a good contestation, his work in the meekness of wisdom.

folly

Proverbs 11:18 Clemency prepareth life: and the pursuing of evil things, death.

Jeremiah 13:20 Lift up your eyes, and see, you that come from the north: where is the flock that is given thee, thy beautiful cattle?

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. . . .

Ephesians 4:22 To put off, according to former conversation, the old man, who is corrupted according to the desire of error.

2 Timothy 3:13 But evil men and seducers shall grow worse and worse: erring, and driving into error,

Context
The Wise Woman
7Go against a foolish man, and he knoweth not the lips of prudence. 8The wisdom of a discreet man is to understand his way: and the imprudence of fools erreth.9A fool will laugh at sin, but among the just grace shall abide.…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 3:19
For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written: I will catch the wise in their own craftiness.

Proverbs 15:21
Folly is joy to the fool: and the wise man maketh straight his steps.

Additional Translations
The wisdom of the prudent is to discern his way, but the folly of fools deceives them.The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit.

The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way; But the folly of fools is deceit.

The wisdom of the prudent will understand their ways; but the folly of fools leads astray.

The wisdom of the prudent is to discern his way; but the folly of the foolish is deceit.

The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit.

The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit.

The wisdom of the prudent is to think about his way, but the folly of fools is deceit.

The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way, And the folly of fools is deceit.
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