Proverbs 10:23
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©HebrewStrong'sOrigin
6213a: do, makea prim. root
2154: a plan, device, wickednessfrom zamam
is like sportכִּשְׂחֹ֣וק
7814: laughter, derision, sportfrom sachaq
to a fool,לִ֭כְסִיל
3684: stupid fellow, dullard, foolfrom kasal
And [so is] wisdomוְ֝חָכְמָ֗ה
2451: wisdomfrom chakam
to a manלְאִ֣ישׁ
376: manfrom an unused word
of understanding.תְּבוּנָֽה׃
8394: an understandingfrom bin

KJV Lexicon
It is as sport
schowq  (sekh-oke')
laughter (in merriment or defiance) -- derision, laughter(-ed to scorn, -ing), mocked, sport.
to a fool
kciyl  (kes-eel')
fat, i.e. (figuratively) stupid or silly -- fool(-ish).
to do
`asah  (aw-saw')
to do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application
zimmah  (zim-maw')
a plan, especially a bad one -- heinous crime, lewd(-ly, -ness), mischief, purpose, thought, wicked (device, mind, -ness).
but a man
'iysh  (eesh)
a man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation)
of understanding
tabuwn  (taw-boon')
intelligence; by implication, an argument; by extension, caprice -- discretion, reason, skilfulness, understanding, wisdom.
hath wisdom
chokmah  (khok-maw')
wisdom (in a good sense) -- skilful, wisdom, wisely, wit.
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
Doing wickedness is like sport to a fool, And so is wisdom to a man of understanding.

King James Bible
It is as sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding hath wisdom.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
As shameful conduct is pleasure for a fool, so wisdom is for a man of understanding.

International Standard Version
Just as the fool considers wickedness his joy, so is wisdom to the discerning man.

NET Bible
Carrying out a wicked scheme is enjoyable to a fool, and so is wisdom for the one who has discernment.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
A moron, in making merry, does evil, and a man has wisdom by his reasoning.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Like the laughter of a fool when he carries out an evil plan, so is wisdom to a person who has understanding.

King James 2000 Bible
It is as sport to a fool to do wrong: but a man of understanding has wisdom.
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