New Living Translation
Lazy people consider themselves smarter than seven wise counselors.
King James Bible
The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit than seven men that can render a reason.
Darby Bible Translation
A sluggard is wiser in his own eyes than seven men that answer discreetly.
World English Bible
The sluggard is wiser in his own eyes than seven men who answer with discretion.
Young's Literal Translation
Wiser is the slothful in his own eyes, Than seven men returning a reason.
Proverbs 26:16 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
26:16 A reason - A satisfactory reason of ail their actions.
Take a lesson from the ants, you lazybones. Learn from their ways and become wise!
Be wise, my child, and make my heart glad. Then I will be able to answer my critics.
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