Proverbs 12:8
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 man will be praised according to his insight, But one of perverse mind will be despised.

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

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.

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

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The children of men praise the mouth of understanding and he who lacks his reasoning will be despised.

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

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

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
A man shall be commended according to his wisdom, but he that is of a perverse heart shall 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.

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.

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

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.

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

Young's Literal Translation
According to his wisdom is a man praised, And the perverted of heart becometh despised.
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
Loving Discipline and Knowledge
7The wicked are overthrown and perish, but the house of the righteous will stand. 8A man is praised according to his wisdom, but a twisted mind is despised. 9Better to be lightly esteemed, yet have a servant, than to be self-important but lack food.…
Cross References
Proverbs 12:7
The wicked are overthrown and perish, but the house of the righteous will stand.

Proverbs 12:9
Better to be lightly esteemed, yet have a servant, than to be self-important but lack food.

Proverbs 29:27
An unjust man is detestable to the righteous, and one whose way is upright is detestable to the wicked.

Isaiah 19:14
The LORD has poured into her a spirit of confusion. Egypt has been led astray in all she does, as a drunkard staggers around in his vomit.

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Lexicon
A man
אִ֑ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

is praised
יְהֻלַּל־ (yə·hul·lal-)
Verb - Pual - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1984: To shine

according
לְֽפִי־ (lə·p̄î·śi-)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6310: The mouth, edge, portion, side, according to

to his wisdom,
שִׂ֭כְלוֹ (ḵə·lōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7922: Intelligence, success

but a twisted
וְנַעֲוֵה־ (wə·na·‘ă·wêh-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Participle - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 5753: To bend, twist

mind
לֵ֝֗ב (lêḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3820: The heart, the feelings, the will, the intellect, centre

is
יִהְיֶ֥ה (yih·yeh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

despised.
לָבֽוּז׃ (lā·ḇūz)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 937: Disrespect
(8) According to his wisdom--i.e., intelligent observance of the ends to be pursued in life, and the best means of attaining to them; in other words, finding out the will of God and how to fulfil it.

Shall be despised.--Comp. 1Samuel 2:30.

Verse 8. - According to his wisdom. A man who gives practical proof of wisdom by life and character, whose words and actions show that he is actuated by high views, is praised and acknowledged by all (see on Proverbs 27:21). Thus we read of David, that he behaved himself wisely, "and he was acceptable in the sight of all the people" (1 Samuel 18:5). The Septuagint, taking lephi differently, renders, "The mouth of the prudent is commended by men." He that is of a perverse heart; Vulgate, "a vain and senseless man;" Septuagint, "one slow of heart (νωθροκάρδιος)." One who takes distorted views of things, judges unfairly, has no sympathy for others, shall be despised. 12:1 Those who have grace, will delight in the instructions given them. Those that stifle their convictions, are like brutes. 2. The man who covers selfish and vicious designs under a profession of religion or friendship, will be condemned. 3. Though men may advance themselves by sinful arts, they cannot settle and secure themselves. But those who by faith are rooted in Christ, are firmly fixed. 4. A wife who is pious, prudent, and looks well to the ways of her household, who makes conscience of her duty, and can bear crosses; such a one is an honour and comfort to her husband. She that is the reverse of this, preys upon him, and consumes him. 5. Thoughts are not free; they are under the Divine knowledge, therefore under the Divine command. It is a man's shame to act with deceit, with trick and design. 6. Wicked people speak mischief to their neighbours. A man may sometimes do a good work with one good word. 7. God's blessing is often continued to the families of godly men, while the wicked are overthrown. 8. The apostles showed wisdom by glorying in shame for the name of Christ. 9. He that lives in a humble state, who has no one to wait upon him, but gets bread by his own labour, is happier than he that glories in high birth or gay attire, and wants necessaries.
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