New International Version
Folly brings joy to one who has no sense, but whoever has understanding keeps a straight course.
King James Bible
Folly is joy to him that is destitute of wisdom: but a man of understanding walketh uprightly.
Darby Bible Translation
Folly is joy to him that is void of sense; but a man of understanding regulateth his walk.
World English Bible
Folly is joy to one who is void of wisdom, but a man of understanding keeps his way straight.
Young's Literal Translation
Folly is joy to one lacking heart, And a man of intelligence directeth his going.
Proverbs 15:21 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The way of the slothful man is as a hedge of thorns - Because he is slothful, he imagines ten thousand difficulties in the way which cannot be surmounted; but they are all the creatures of his own imagination, and that imagination is formed by his sloth.
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LibraryGod, the All-Seeing One
A sermon (No. 177) delivered on Sabbath morning, February 14, 1858 At The Music Hall, Royal Surrey Gardens by C. H. Spurgeon. "Hell and destruction are before the Lord: how much more then the hearts of the children of men?" -- Proverbs 15:11. You have often smiled at the ignorance of heathens who bow themselves before gods of wood and stone. You have quoted the words of Scripture and you have said, "Eyes have they, but they see not; ears have they, but they hear not." You have therefore argued that …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
How the Humble and the Haughty are to be Admonished.
An Exposition on the First Ten Chapters of Genesis, and Part of the Eleventh
Be very careful, then, how you live--not as unwise but as wise,
A fool finds pleasure in wicked schemes, but a person of understanding delights in wisdom.
The wisdom of the prudent is to give thought to their ways, but the folly of fools is deception.
Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.
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