New Living Translation
Simpletons are clothed with foolishness, but the prudent 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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
14:18 Inherit - They possess it as their inheritance, holding it fast, and glorying in it. Knowledge - The saving knowledge of God and of their own duty.
Library"Boast not Thyself of to Morrow, for Thou Knowest not what a Day May Bring Forth. "
Prov. xxvii. 1.--"Boast not thyself of to morrow, for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth." As man is naturally given to boasting and gloriation in something (for the heart cannot want some object to rest upon and take complacency in, it is framed with such a capacity of employing other things), so there is a strong inclination in man towards the time to come, he hath an immortal appetite, and an appetite of immortality; and therefore his desires usually stretch farther than the present …
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Short-tempered people do foolish things, and schemers are hated.
Evil people will bow before good people; the wicked will bow at the gates of the godly.
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