Proverbs 14:6
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English Standard Version
A scoffer seeks wisdom in vain, but knowledge is easy for a man of understanding.

King James Bible
A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: but knowledge is easy unto him that understandeth.

American Standard Version
A scoffer seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not; But knowledge is easy unto him that hath understanding.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: the learning of the wise is easy.

English Revised Version
A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: but knowledge is easy unto him that hath understanding.

Webster's Bible Translation
A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: but knowledge is easy to him that understandeth.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

25 The righteous has to eat to the satisfying of his soul;

     But the body of the godless must suffer want.

Jerome translates תחסר freely by insaturabilis (he has want equals has never enough), but in that case we would have expected תחסר תּמיד; also in 25a עד־שׂבע would have been used. We have thus before us no commendation of temperance and moderation in contrast to gluttony, but a statement regarding the diversity of fortune of the righteous and the godless - another way of clothing the idea of Proverbs 10:3. שׂבע is a segolate form, thus an infin. formation, formally different from the similar שׂבע, Proverbs 3:10. Regarding בּטן, vid., Psychol. p. 265f.; it is a nobler word than "Bauch" [belly], for it denotes not the external arch, but, like κοιλία (R. בט, concavus), the inner body, here like Proverbs 18:20, as that which receives the nourishment and changes it in succum et sanguinem. That God richly nourishes the righteous, and on the contrary brings the godless to want and misery, is indeed a rule with many exceptions, but understood in the light of the N.T., it has deep inward everlasting truth.

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Proverbs 18:2 A fool has no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself.

Proverbs 26:12 See you a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.

Isaiah 8:20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.

Jeremiah 8:9 The wise men are ashamed, they are dismayed and taken: see, they have rejected the word of the LORD; and what wisdom is in them?

Matthew 6:22,23 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore your eye be single, your whole body shall be full of light...

Matthew 11:25-27 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank you, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth...

Romans 1:21-28 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations...

Romans 9:31,32 But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, has not attained to the law of righteousness...

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

1 Corinthians 8:2 And if any man think that he knows any thing, he knows nothing yet as he ought to know.

2 Peter 3:3-5 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts...

knowledge

Proverbs 8:9 They are all plain to him that understands, and right to them that find knowledge.

Proverbs 17:24 Wisdom is before him that has understanding; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.

Psalm 119:18,98-100 Open you my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law...

Matthew 13:11,12 He answered and said to them, Because it is given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given...

James 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that gives to all men liberally, and upbraides not; and it shall be given him.

Cross References
Proverbs 1:5
Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance,

Proverbs 8:9
They are all straight to him who understands, and right to those who find knowledge.

Proverbs 14:5
A faithful witness does not lie, but a false witness breathes out lies.

Proverbs 14:7
Leave the presence of a fool, for there you do not meet words of knowledge.

Proverbs 24:7
Wisdom is too high for a fool; in the gate he does not open his mouth.

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