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.
Darby Bible Translation
It is as sport to a foolish man to do wickedness; but a man of understanding hath wisdom.
World English Bible
It is a fool's pleasure to do wickedness, but wisdom is a man of understanding's pleasure.
Young's Literal Translation
To execute inventions is as play to a fool, And wisdom to a man of understanding.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
As the fool finds his sport in doing mischief, so the man of understanding finds in wisdom his truest refreshment and delight.
LibraryThe Folly of Slander. Part 2.
"He that uttereth slander is a fool."--Prov. x. 18. I have formerly in this place, discoursing upon this text, explained the nature of the sin here condemned, with its several kinds and ways of practising. II. I shall now proceed to declare the folly of it; and to make good by divers reasons the assertion of the wise man, that "He who uttereth slander is a fool." 1. Slandering is foolish, as sinful and wicked. All sin is foolish upon many accounts; as proceeding from ignorance, error, inconsiderateness, …
Isaac Barrow—Sermons on Evil-Speaking, by Isaac Barrow
Lii. Trust in God.
"But Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God, and his Righteousness, and all These Things Shall be Added unto You. "
Pride of Prosperity
Who delight in doing evil And rejoice in the perversity of evil;
Folly is joy to him who lacks sense, But a man of understanding walks straight.
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