Proverbs 22:3
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English Standard Version
The prudent sees danger and hides himself, but the simple go on and suffer for it.

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

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

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

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

Webster's Bible Translation
A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.

Proverbs 22:3 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

28 A false witness shall perish;

     But he who heareth shall always speak truth.

The lxx translate 28b by ἀνὴρ δὲ φυλασσόμενος λαλήσει. Cappellus supposes that they read לנצר for לנצה, which, however, cannot mean "taking care." Hitzig further imagines שׂמח for שׁמע, and brings out the meaning: "the man that rejoiceth to deliver shall speak." But where in all the world does נצר mean "to deliver"? It means, "to guard, preserve;" and to reach the meaning of "to deliver," a clause must be added with מן, as מרע. When one who speaks lies (עד כּזבים), and a man who hears (אישׁ שּׁומע, plene, and with the orthophonic Dagesh), are contrasted, the former is one who fancifully or malevolently falsifies the fact, and the latter is one who before he speaks hears in order that he may say nothing that he has not surely heard. As לב שׁמע, 1 Kings 3:9, means an obedient heart, so here אישׁ שּׁומע means a man who attentively hears, carefully proves. Such an one will speak לנצח, i.e., not: according to the truth, and not: for victory (Aquila, Symmachus, Theodotion, εἰς νῖκος), i.e., so that accomplishes it (Oetinger); for the Heb. נצח has neither that Arab. nor this Aram. signification; but, with the transference of the root meaning of radiating or streaming over, to time, continuous existence (vid., Orelli, Synonyma der Zeit und Ewigkeit, pp. 96-97), thus: he will speak for continuance, i.e., either: without ever requiring to be silent, or, which we prefer: so that what he says stands; on the contrary, he who testifies mere fictions, i.e., avers that they are truth, is destroyed (28a equals Proverbs 19:9, cf. 5): he himself comes to nothing, since his testimonies are referred to their groundlessness and falsity; for שׁקר אין לו רגלים, the lie has no feet on which it can stand, it comes to nothing sooner or later.

Proverbs 22:3 Parallel Commentaries

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prudent

Proverbs 14:16 A wise man fears, and departs from evil: but the fool rages, and is confident.

Proverbs 27:12 A prudent man foresees the evil, and hides himself; but the simple pass on, and are punished.

Exodus 9:20,21 He that feared the word of the LORD among the servants of Pharaoh made his servants and his cattle flee into the houses...

Isaiah 26:20,21 Come, my people, enter you into your chambers, and shut your doors about you: hide yourself as it were for a little moment...

Matthew 24:15-18 When you therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoever reads...

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

Hebrews 6:18 That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation...

Hebrews 11:7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house...

the simple

Proverbs 7:7,22,23 And beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, a young man void of understanding...

Proverbs 9:16-18 Whoever is simple, let him turn in here: and as for him that wants understanding, she said to him...

Proverbs 29:1 He, that being often reproved hardens his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.

Cross References
Proverbs 1:22
"How long, O simple ones, will you love being simple? How long will scoffers delight in their scoffing and fools hate knowledge?

Proverbs 14:16
One who is wise is cautious and turns away from evil, but a fool is reckless and careless.

Proverbs 22:4
The reward for humility and fear of the LORD is riches and honor and life.

Proverbs 27:12
The prudent sees danger and hides himself, but the simple go on and suffer for it.

Isaiah 26:20
Come, my people, enter your chambers, and shut your doors behind you; hide yourselves for a little while until the fury has passed by.

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