Proverbs 26:12
Good News Translation
The most stupid fool is better off than those who think they are wise when they are not.

Contemporary English Version
There is more hope for a fool than for someone who says, "I'm really smart!"

Douay-Rheims Bible
Hast thou seen a man wise in his own conceit? there shall be more hope of a fool than of him.

New American Bible
You see those who are wise in their own eyes? There is more hope for fools than for them.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Hast thou seen a man wise in his own conceit? there shall be more hope of a fool than of him.

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Proverbs 22:29 Hast thou seen a man swift in his work? he shall stand before kings, and shall not be before those that are obscure.

Proverbs 29:20 Hast thou seen a man hasty to speak? folly is rather to be looked for, than his amendment.

Matthew 21:31 Which of the two did the father's will? They say to him: The first. Jesus saith to them: Amen I say to you that the publicans and the harlots shall go into the kingdom of God before you.

Luke 7:44 And turning to the woman, he said unto Simon: Dost thou see this woman? I entered into thy house: thou gavest me no water for my feet. But she with tears hath washed my feet; and with her hairs hath wiped them.

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Proverbs 26:5,16 Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he imagine himself to be wise. . . .

Proverbs 28:11 The rich man seemeth to himself wise: but the poor man that is prudent shall search him out.

Proverbs 29:20 Hast thou seen a man hasty to speak? folly is rather to be looked for, than his amendment.

Matthew 21:31 Which of the two did the father's will? They say to him: The first. Jesus saith to them: Amen I say to you that the publicans and the harlots shall go into the kingdom of God before you.

Luke 18:11 The Pharisee standing, prayed thus with himself: O God, I give thee thanks that I am not as the rest of men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, as also is this publican.

Romans 12:16 Being of one mind one towards another. Not minding high things, but consenting to the humble. Be not wise in your own conceits.

1 Corinthians 3:18,19 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seem to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise. . . .

2 Corinthians 8:1,2 Now we make known unto you, brethren, the grace of God that hath been given in the churches of Macedonia. . . .

Revelation 3:17 Because thou sayest: I am rich and made wealthy and have need of nothing: and knowest not that thou art wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked.

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Similitudes and Instructions
11As a dog that returneth to his vomit, so is the fool that repeateth his folly. 12Hast thou seen a man wise in his own conceit? there shall be more hope of a fool than of him.13The slothful man saith: There is a lion in the way, and a lioness in the roads.…
Cross References
John 9:41
Jesus said to them: If you were blind, you should not have sin: but now you say: We see. Your sin remaineth.

Proverbs 3:7
For it shall be health to thy navel, and moistening to thy bones.

Proverbs 26:5
Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he imagine himself to be wise.

Proverbs 28:11
The rich man seemeth to himself wise: but the poor man that is prudent shall search him out.

Proverbs 29:20
Hast thou seen a man hasty to speak? folly is rather to be looked for, than his amendment.

Additional Translations
Do you see a man who is wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.See you a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.

Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? There is more hope of a fool than of him.

I have seen a man who seemed to himself to be wise; but a fool had more hope than he.

Hast thou seen a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope of a fool than of him.

Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.

Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.

Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.

Thou hast seen a man wise in his own eyes, More hope of a fool than of him!
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