New International Version
The wise inherit honor, but fools get only shame.
King James Bible
The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools.
Darby Bible Translation
The wise shall inherit glory; but shame shall be the promotion of the foolish.
World English Bible
The wise will inherit glory, but shame will be the promotion of fools.
Young's Literal Translation
Honour do the wise inherit, And fools are bearing away shame!
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The wise - The person who follows the dictates of wisdom, as mentioned above, shall inherit glory; because, being one of the heavenly family, a child of God, he has thereby heaven for his inheritance; but fools, such as those mentioned chapters 1 and 2, shall have ignominy for their exaltation. Many such fools as Solomon speaks of are exalted to the gibbet and gallows. The way to prevent this and the like evils, is to attend to the voice of wisdom.
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LibraryMarch 6. "Lean not unto Thine Own Understanding" (Prov. Iii. 5).
"Lean not unto thine own understanding" (Prov. iii. 5). Faith is hindered by reliance upon human wisdom, whether our own or the wisdom of others. The devil's first bait to Eve was an offer of wisdom, and for this she sold her faith. "Ye shall be as gods," he said, "knowing good and evil," and from the hour she began to know she ceased to trust. It was the spies that lost the Land of Promise to Israel of old. It was their foolish proposition to search out the land, and find out by investigation whether …
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You who are simple, gain prudence; you who are foolish, set your hearts on it.
The righteous hate what is false, but the wicked make themselves a stench and bring shame on themselves.
Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever.
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