Proverbs 15:21
Good News Translation
Stupid people are happy with their foolishness, but the wise will do what is right.

Contemporary English Version
Stupidity brings happiness to senseless fools, but everyone with good sense follows the straight path.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Folly is joy to the fool: and the wise man maketh straight his steps.

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

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Proverbs 10:23 That which the wicked feareth, shall come upon him: to the just their desire shall be given.

Proverbs 14:9 A fool will laugh at sin, but among the just grace shall abide.

Proverbs 26:18,19 As he is guilty that shooteth arrows, and lances unto death. . . .

destitute of wisdom

Proverbs 11:12 He that walketh deceitfully, revealeth secrets: but he that is faithful, concealeth the thing committed to him by his friend.

a man

Proverbs 14:16 A wise man feareth, and declineth from evil: the fool leapeth over, and is confident.

Job 28:28 And he said to man: Behold the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom: and to depart from evil, is understanding.

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.

Ephesians 5:15 See therefore, brethren, how you walk circumspectly: not as unwise,

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.

Context
A Gentle Answer Turns Away Wrath
20A wise son maketh a father joyful: but the foolish man despiseth his mother. 21Folly is joy to the fool: and the wise man maketh straight his steps.22Designs are brought to nothing where there is no counsel: but where there are many counsellors, they are established.…
Cross References
Ephesians 5:15
See therefore, brethren, how you walk circumspectly: not as unwise,

Proverbs 10:23
That which the wicked feareth, shall come upon him: to the just their desire shall be given.

Proverbs 14:8
The wisdom of a discreet man is to understand his way: and the imprudence of fools erreth.

Proverbs 15:22
Designs are brought to nothing where there is no counsel: but where there are many counsellors, they are established.

Additional Translations
Folly is joy to one who lacks judgment, but a man of understanding walks a straight path.Folly is joy to him that is destitute of wisdom: but a man of understanding walks uprightly.

Folly is joy to him that is void of wisdom; But a man of understanding maketh straight his going.

The ways of a foolish man are void of sense; but a wise man proceeds on his way aright.

Folly is joy to him that is void of sense; but a man of understanding regulateth his walk.

Folly is joy to him that is void of wisdom: but a man of understanding maketh straight his going.

Folly is joy to him that is destitute of wisdom: but a man of understanding walketh uprightly.

Folly is joy to one who is void of wisdom, but a man of understanding keeps his way straight.

Folly is joy to one lacking heart, And a man of intelligence directeth his going.
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