Proverbs 14:8
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English Standard Version
The wisdom of the prudent is to discern his way, but the folly of fools is deceiving.

King James Bible
The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit.

American Standard Version
The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way; But the folly of fools is deceit.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The wisdom of a. discreet man is to understand his way: and the imprudence of fools erreth.

English Revised Version
The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit.

Webster's Bible Translation
The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

2 He walketh in his uprightness who feareth Jahve,

   And perverse in his ways is he that despiseth Him.

That which syntactically lies nearest is also that which is intended; the ideas standing in the first place are the predicates. Wherein it shows itself, and whereby it is recognised, that a man fears God, or stands in a relation to Him of indifference instead of one of fear and reverence, shall be declared: the former walketh in his uprightness, i.e., so far as the consciousness of duty which animates him prescribes; the latter in his conduct follows no higher rule than his own lust, which drives him sometimes hither and sometimes thither. הולך בּישׁרו .rehtih (cf. ישׁר הולך, Micah 2:7) is of kindred meaning with הולך בּתמּו, Proverbs 28:6 (הולך בּתּום, Proverbs 10:9), and הולך נכחו, Isaiah 57:2. The connection of נלוז דּרכיו follows the scheme of 2 Kings 18:37, and not 2 Samuel 15:32, Ewald, 288c. If the second word, which particularizes the idea of the first, has the reflexive suff. as here, then the accusative connection, or, as Proverbs 2:15, the prepositional, is more usual than the genitive. Regarding לוּז, flectere, inclinare (a word common to the author of chap. 1-9), vid., at Proverbs 2:15. With בּוזהוּ, cf. 1 Samuel 2:30; the suffix without doubt refers to God, for בוזהו is the word that stands in parallel contrast to 'ירא ה.

Proverbs 14:8 Parallel Commentaries

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wisdom

Proverbs 2:9 Then shall you understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yes, every good path.

Proverbs 8:20 I lead in the way of righteousness, in the middle of the paths of judgment:

Psalm 111:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments...

Psalm 119:5,34,35,73 O that my ways were directed to keep your statutes!...

Psalm 143:8 Cause me to hear your loving kindness in the morning; for in you do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk...

Ephesians 5:17 Why be you not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.

Colossians 1:9,10 For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you...

2 Timothy 3:15-17 And that from a child you have known the holy scriptures...

James 3:13 Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him show out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.

folly

Proverbs 11:18 The wicked works a deceitful work: but to him that sows righteousness shall be a sure reward.

Jeremiah 13:20 Lift up your eyes, and behold them that come from the north: where is the flock that was given you, your beautiful flock?

Luke 12:19,20 And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have much goods laid up for many years; take your ease, eat, drink, and be merry...

Ephesians 4:22 That you put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;

2 Timothy 3:13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.

Cross References
1 Corinthians 3:19
For the wisdom of this world is folly with God. For it is written, "He catches the wise in their craftiness,"

Proverbs 15:21
Folly is a joy to him who lacks sense, but a man of understanding walks straight ahead.

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