Proverbs 12:8
Modern Translations
New International Version
A person is praised according to their prudence, and one with a warped mind is despised.

New Living Translation
A sensible person wins admiration, but a warped mind is despised.

English Standard Version
A man is commended according to his good sense, but one of twisted mind is despised.

Berean Study Bible
A man is praised according to his wisdom, but a twisted mind is despised.

New American Standard Bible
A person will be praised according to his insight, But one of perverse mind will be despised.

NASB 1995
A man will be praised according to his insight, But one of perverse mind will be despised.

NASB 1977
A man will be praised according to his insight, But one of perverse mind will be despised.

Amplified Bible
A man will be commended according to his insight and sound judgment, But the one who is of a perverse mind will be despised.

Christian Standard Bible
A man is praised for his insight, but a twisted mind is despised.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A man is praised for his insight, but a twisted mind is despised.

Contemporary English Version
Good sense is worthy of praise, but stupidity is a curse.

Good News Translation
If you are intelligent, you will be praised; if you are stupid, people will look down on you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A person will be praised based on his insight, but whoever has a twisted mind will be despised.

International Standard Version
A man is praised because of his wise words, but the perverted mind will be despised.

NET Bible
A person is praised in accordance with his wisdom, but the one who has a twisted mind is despised.
Classic Translations
King James Bible
A man shall be commended according to his wisdom: but he that is of a perverse heart shall be despised.

New King James Version
A man will be commended according to his wisdom, But he who is of a perverse heart will be despised.

King James 2000 Bible
A man shall be commended according to his wisdom: but he that is of a perverse heart shall be despised.

New Heart English Bible
A person is commended according to his good sense, but the one who has a perverse mind is despised.

World English Bible
A man shall be commended according to his wisdom, but he who has a warped mind shall be despised.

American King James Version
A man shall be commended according to his wisdom: but he that is of a perverse heart shall be despised.

American Standard Version
A man shall be commended according to his wisdom; But he that is of a perverse heart shall be despised.

A Faithful Version
A man shall be praised according to his wisdom, but he who is of a perverse heart shall be despised.

Darby Bible Translation
A man is commended according to his wisdom; but he that is of a perverted heart shall be despised.

English Revised Version
A man shall be commended according to his wisdom: but he that is of a perverse heart shall be despised.

Webster's Bible Translation
A man shall be commended according to his wisdom: but he that is of a perverse heart shall be despised.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
A man shall be commended for his wisedome: but the froward of heart shalbe despised.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
A man shalbe commended for his wisdome: but a foole shalbe dispised.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
A man shalbe commended for his wysdome, but a foole shal be despysed.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
A man is praised according to his wisdom, "" And the perverted of heart becomes despised.

Young's Literal Translation
According to his wisdom is a man praised, And the perverted of heart becometh despised.

Smith's Literal Translation
According to the mouth of understanding a man shall be praised: and he being perverse of heart shall be for contempt.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
A man shall be known by his learning: but he that is vain and foolish, shall be exposed to contempt.

Catholic Public Domain Version
A man will be known by his doctrine. But whoever is vain and heartless will suffer contempt.

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
The children of men praise the mouth of understanding and he who lacks his reasoning will be despised.

Lamsa Bible
A man is commended according to his wisdom; but he who lacks understanding shall be despised.

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
A man shall be commended according to his intelligence; But he that is of a distorted understanding shall be despised.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The mouth of an understanding man is praised by a man; but he that is dull of heart is had in derision.








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