Proverbs 26:16
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©HebrewStrong'sOrigin
The sluggardעָצֵ֣ל
(a·tzel)
6102: sluggish, lazyfrom atsel
is wiserחָכָ֣ם
(cha·cham)
2450: wisefrom chakam
in his own eyesבְּעֵינָ֑יו
(be·'ei·nav;)
5869: an eyeof uncertain derivation
Than 
 
4480: froma prim. preposition
sevenמִ֝שִּׁבְעָ֗ה
(mi·shiv·'ah)
7651: sevena prim. card. number
men who can giveמְשִׁ֣יבֵי
(me·shi·vei)
7725: to turn back, returna prim. root
a discreetטָֽעַם׃
(ta·'am.)
2940: taste, judgmentfrom taam
answer. 
 
7725: to turn back, returna prim. root









KJV Lexicon
The sluggard
`atsel  (aw-tsale')
indolent -- slothful, sluggard.
is wiser
chakam  (khaw-kawm')
wise, (i.e. intelligent, skilful or artful) -- cunning (man), subtil, (un-), wise(hearted), man).
in his own conceit
`ayin  (ah'-yin)
an eye; by analogy, a fountain (as the eye of the landscape)
than seven men
sheba`  (sheh'-bah)
a primitive cardinal number; seven (as the sacred full one); also (adverbially) seven times; by implication, a week; by extension, an indefinite number
that can render
shuwb  (shoob)
to turn back (hence, away) transitively or intransitively, literally or figuratively
a reason
ta`am  (tah'-am)
a taste, i.e. (figuratively) perception; by implication, intelligence; transitively, a mandate
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
The sluggard is wiser in his own eyes Than seven men who can give a discreet answer.

King James Bible
The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit than seven men that can render a reason.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
In his own eyes, a slacker is wiser than seven men who can answer sensibly.

International Standard Version
The lazy person is wiser in his own opinion than seven men who can give an appropriate response.

NET Bible
The sluggard is wiser in his own estimation than seven people who respond with good sense.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The lazy one is wiser in his own eyes than seven men who make sense.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A lazy person thinks he is wiser than seven people who give a sensible answer.

King James 2000 Bible
The sluggard is wiser in his own eyes than seven men that can answer reasonably.
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