Proverbs 12:15
New International Version
The way of fools seems right to them, but the wise listen to advice.

New Living Translation
Fools think their own way is right, but the wise listen to others.

English Standard Version
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.

Berean Study Bible
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to counsel.

New American Standard Bible
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, But a wise man is he who listens to counsel.

King James Bible
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.

Christian Standard Bible
A fool's way is right in his own eyes, but whoever listens to counsel is wise.

Contemporary English Version
Fools think they know what is best, but a sensible person listens to advice.

Good News Translation
Stupid people always think they are right. Wise people listen to advice.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A fool's way is right in his own eyes, but whoever listens to counsel is wise.

International Standard Version
The lifestyle of the fool is right in his own opinion, but wise is the man who listens to advice.

NET Bible
The way of a fool is right in his own opinion, but the one who listens to advice is wise.

New Heart English Bible
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but he who is wise listens to counsel.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The way of the fool is beautiful in his eyes, and he that listens to counsel is wise.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A stubborn fool considers his own way the right one, but a person who listens to advice is wise.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The way of a fool is straight in his own eyes; But he that is wise hearkeneth unto counsel.

New American Standard 1977
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, But a wise man is he who listens to counsel.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The way of the fool is right in his own eyes, but he that hears counsel is wise.

King James 2000 Bible
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkens unto counsel is wise.

American King James Version
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that listens to counsel is wise.

American Standard Version
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes; But he that is wise hearkeneth unto counsel.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The ways of fools are right in their own eyes; but a wise man hearkens to counsels.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that is wise hearkeneth unto counsels.

Darby Bible Translation
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes; but he that is wise hearkeneth unto counsel.

English Revised Version
The way of the foolish is right in his own eyes: but he that is wise hearkeneth unto counsel.

Webster's Bible Translation
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth to counsel is wise.

World English Bible
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but he who is wise listens to counsel.

Young's Literal Translation
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, And whoso is hearkening to counsel is wise.
Study Bible
Loving Discipline and Knowledge
14By fruitful speech a man will be filled with good things, and the work of a man’s hands will reward him. 15The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to counsel. 16A fool’s anger is known at once, but a prudent man overlooks an insult.…
Cross References
Proverbs 14:12
There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death.

Proverbs 16:2
All a man's ways are pure in his own eyes, but his motives are weighed by the LORD.

Proverbs 16:25
There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death.

Proverbs 19:20
Listen to counsel and accept discipline, that you may be wise the rest of your days.

Proverbs 21:2
All a man's ways seem right to him, but the LORD weighs the heart.

Treasury of Scripture

The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that listens to counsel is wise.

way

Proverbs 3:7
Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.

Proverbs 14:16
A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil: but the fool rageth, and is confident.

Proverbs 16:2,25
All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weigheth the spirits…

but

Proverbs 1:5
A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:

Proverbs 9:9
Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.

Proverbs 19:20
Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.







Lexicon
The way
דֶּ֣רֶךְ (de·reḵ)
Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

of a fool
אֱ֭וִיל (’ĕ·wîl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 191: Foolish

[is] right
יָשָׁ֣ר (yā·šār)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3477: Straight, right

in his own eyes,
בְּעֵינָ֑יו (bə·‘ê·nāw)
Preposition-b | Noun - cdc | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5869: An eye, a fountain

but a wise [man]
חָכָֽם׃ (ḥā·ḵām)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2450: Wise

listens
וְשֹׁמֵ֖עַ (wə·šō·mê·a‘)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8085: To hear intelligently

to counsel.
לְעֵצָ֣ה (lə·‘ê·ṣāh)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6098: Advice, plan, prudence
Verse 15. - The way of a fool is right in his own eyes; i.e. in his own judgment (Proverbs 3:7: 16:2). The second clause is best translated, as in the Revised Version, "But he that is wise hearkeneth unto counsel," distrusting his own unaided judgment, which might lead him astray (Proverbs 13:10; Proverbs 14:12; Proverbs 16:25; Proverbs 21:2; comp. Ecclus. 35:19; Tobit 4:18). Theognis, 221, etc. -

Ὅς τις τοι δοκέει τὸν πλησίον ἴδμεναι οὐδὲν
Ἀλλ αὐτὸς μοῦνος ποικίλα δήνε ἔχειν
Κεῖνός γ ἄφρων ἐστὶ νόου βεβλαμμένος ἐσθλοῦ
Ἴσως γὰρ πάντες ποικίλ ἐπιστάμεθα

"Who thinks his neighbour nothing knows,
And he alone can see,
Is but a fool, for we perhaps
Know even more than he."
12:14. When men use their tongues aright, to teach and comfort others, they enjoy acceptance through Christ Jesus; and the testimony of their conscience, that they in some measure answer the end of their being. 15. A fool, in the sense of Scripture, means a wicked man, one who acts contrary to the wisdom that is from above. His rule is, to do what is right in his own eyes.
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