Proverbs 22:3
Good News Translation
Sensible people will see trouble coming and avoid it, but an unthinking person will walk right into it and regret it later.

Contemporary English Version
When you see trouble coming, don't be stupid and walk right into it--be smart and hide.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The prudent man saw the evil, and hid himself: the simple passed on, and suffered loss.

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The prudent man saw the evil, and hid himself: the simple passed on, and suffered loss.

prudent

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

Proverbs 27:12 The prudent man seeing evil hideth himself: little ones passing on have suffered losses.

Exodus 9:20,21 He that feared the word of the Lord among Pharao's servants, made his servants and his cattle flee into houses: . . .

Isaiah 26:20,21 Go, my people, enter into thy chambers, shut thy doors upon thee, hide thyself a little for a moment, until the indignation pass away. . . .

Matthew 24:15-18 When therefore you shall see the abomination of desolation, which was spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place: he that readeth let him understand. . . .

1 Thessalonians 5:2-6 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord shall so come as a thief in the night. . . .

Hebrews 6:18 That by two immutable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we may have the strongest comfort, we who have fled for refuge to hold fast the hope set before us.

Hebrews 11:7 By faith Noe, having received an answer concerning those things which as yet were not seen, moved with fear, framed the ark for the saving of his house: by the which he condemned the world and was instituted heir of the justice which is by faith.

the simple

Proverbs 7:7,22,23 Who passeth through the street by the corner, and goeth nigh the way of her house, . . .

Proverbs 9:16-18 Stolen waters are sweeter, and hidden bread is more pleasant. . . .

Proverbs 29:1 The man that with a stiff neck despiseth him that reproveth him, shall suddenly be destroyed: and health shall not follow him.

Context
A Good Name
2The rich and poor have met one another: the Lord is the maker of them both. 3The prudent man saw the evil, and hid himself: the simple passed on, and suffered loss.4The fruit of humility is the fear of the Lord, riches and glory and life.…
Cross References
Proverbs 1:22
Turn ye at my reproof: behold I will utter my spirit to you, and will shew you my words.

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

Proverbs 22:4
The fruit of humility is the fear of the Lord, riches and glory and life.

Proverbs 27:12
The prudent man seeing evil hideth himself: little ones passing on have suffered losses.

Isaiah 26:20
Go, my people, enter into thy chambers, shut thy doors upon thee, hide thyself a little for a moment, until the indignation pass away.

Additional Translations
The prudent see danger and take cover, but the simple keep going and suffer the consequences.A prudent man foresees the evil, and hides himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.

A prudent man seeth the evil, and hideth himself; But the simple pass on, and suffer for it.

An intelligent man seeing a bad man severely punished is himself instructed, but fools pass by and are punished.

A prudent [man] seeth the evil, and hideth himself; but the simple pass on, and are punished.

A prudent man seeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and suffer for it.

A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.

A prudent man sees danger, and hides himself; but the simple pass on, and suffer for it.

The prudent hath seen the evil, and is hidden, And the simple have passed on, and are punished.
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