New American Standard Bible
The naive believes everything, But the sensible man considers his steps.
King James Bible
The simple believeth every word: but the prudent man looketh well to his going.
Darby Bible Translation
The simple believeth every word; but the prudent man heedeth his going.
World English Bible
A simple man believes everything, but the prudent man carefully considers his ways.
Young's Literal Translation
The simple giveth credence to everything, And the prudent attendeth to his step.
Proverbs 14:15 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Simple - In the bad sense (compare Proverbs 1:22).
LibrarySatisfied from Self
'... A good man shall be satisfied from himself.'--PROVERBS xiv. 14. At first sight this saying strikes one as somewhat unlike the ordinary Scripture tone, and savouring rather of a Stoical self-complacency; but we recall parallel sayings, such as Christ's words, 'The water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water'; and the Apostle's, 'Then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone.' We further note that the text has an antithetic parallel in the preceding clause, where the picture is …
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An evildoer listens to wicked lips; A liar pays attention to a destructive tongue.
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