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.
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.
Proverbs 14:6 Parallel
CommentaryKeil 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.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance,
They are all straight to him who understands, and right to those who find knowledge.
A faithful witness does not lie, but a false witness breathes out lies.
Leave the presence of a fool, for there you do not meet words of knowledge.
Wisdom is too high for a fool; in the gate he does not open his mouth.
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