New American Standard Bible
The naive inherit foolishness, But the sensible are crowned with knowledge.
King James Bible
The simple inherit folly: but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.
Darby Bible Translation
The simple inherit folly; but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.
World English Bible
The simple inherit folly, but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.
Young's Literal Translation
The simple have inherited folly, And the prudent are crowned with knowledge.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Crowned - The teacher anticipates the truth, and the paradox, of the Stoic saying, "The wise is the only king."
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 …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
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How the Kindly-Disposed and the Envious are to be Admonished.
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A quick-tempered man acts foolishly, And a man of evil devices is hated.
The evil will bow down before the good, And the wicked at the gates of the righteous.
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