Proverbs 13:15
New International Version
Good judgment wins favor, but the way of the unfaithful leads to their destruction.

New Living Translation
A person with good sense is respected; a treacherous person is headed for destruction.

English Standard Version
Good sense wins favor, but the way of the treacherous is their ruin.

Berean Study Bible
Good understanding wins favor, but the way of the faithless is difficult.

New American Standard Bible
Good understanding produces favor, But the way of the treacherous is hard.

New King James Version
Good understanding gains favor, But the way of the unfaithful is hard.

King James Bible
Good understanding giveth favour: but the way of transgressors is hard.

Christian Standard Bible
Good sense wins favor, but the way of the treacherous never changes.

Contemporary English Version
Sound judgment is praised, but people without good sense are on the way to disaster.

Good News Translation
Intelligence wins respect, but those who can't be trusted are on the road to ruin.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Good sense wins favor, but the way of the treacherous never changes.

International Standard Version
Good understanding produces grace, but the lifestyle of the treacherous never changes.

NET Bible
Keen insight wins favor, but the conduct of the unfaithful is harsh.

New Heart English Bible
Good understanding brings favor; but the way of the unfaithful leads to calamity.

A Faithful Version
Good understanding gives favor, but the way of transgressors is hard.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Good understanding gives compassion, and the way of the evil is unto destruction.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Good sense brings favor, but the way of treacherous people is always the same.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Good understanding giveth grace; But the way of the faithless is harsh.

New American Standard 1977
Good understanding produces favor, But the way of the treacherous is hard.

King James 2000 Bible
Good understanding gives favor: but the way of transgressors is hard.

American King James Version
Good understanding gives favor: but the way of transgressors is hard.

American Standard Version
Good understanding giveth favor; But the way of the transgressor is hard.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Sound discretion gives favour, and to know the law is the part of a sound understanding: but the ways of scorners tend to destruction.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Good instruction shall give grace: in the way of scorners is a deep pit.

Darby Bible Translation
Good understanding procureth favour; but the way of the treacherous is hard.

English Revised Version
Good understanding giveth favour: but the way of the treacherous is rugged.

Webster's Bible Translation
Good understanding giveth favor: but the way of transgressors is hard.

World English Bible
Good understanding wins favor; but the way of the unfaithful is hard.

Young's Literal Translation
Good understanding giveth grace, And the way of the treacherous is hard.
Study Bible
A Father's Discipline
14The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, turning one from the snares of death. 15Good understanding wins favor, but the way of the faithless is difficult.16Every prudent man acts with knowledge, but a fool displays his folly.…
Cross References
Psalm 111:10
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow His precepts have a rich understanding. His praise endures forever!

Proverbs 3:4
Then you will find favor and high regard in the sight of God and man.

Treasury of Scripture

Good understanding gives favor: but the way of transgressors is hard.

good

Proverbs 3:4
So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.

Proverbs 14:35
The king's favour is toward a wise servant: but his wrath is against him that causeth shame.

1 Samuel 18:14-16
And David behaved himself wisely in all his ways; and the LORD was with him…

but

Proverbs 4:19
The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.

Proverbs 15:10
Correction is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way: and he that hateth reproof shall die.

Psalm 95:9-11
When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my work…









Lexicon
Good
ט֭וֹב (ṭō·wḇ)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good

understanding
שֵֽׂכֶל־ (śê·ḵel-)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7922: Intelligence, success

wins
יִתֶּן־ (yit·ten-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

favor,
חֵ֑ן (ḥên)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2580: Graciousness, subjective, objective

but the way
וְדֶ֖רֶךְ (wə·ḏe·reḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - common singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

of the faithless
בֹּגְדִ֣ים (bō·ḡə·ḏîm)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 898: To cover, to act covertly, to pillage

is difficult.
אֵיתָֽן׃ (’ê·ṯān)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 386: Perennial, ever-flowing, permanence
(15) Good understanding giveth favour.--Comp. the union of "wisdom" and "favour with God and man" (Luke 2:52).

The way of transgressors is hard.--Rough and barren as the valley described in Deuteronomy 21:4, in contrast to the green "pastures" and "waters of comfort" of Psalm 23:2.

Verse 15. - Good understanding giveth favour (Proverbs 3:4); makes one acceptable to God and man. We are told of Christ that "he increased in wisdom and in stature, and in favour with God and man" (Luke 2:52). As a good and wise man uses his gifts and graces properly, he wins higher favour from God, and kindles the love and respect of his fellow men. Alter this clause the Septuagint introduces that which occurs also in Proverbs 9:10, "It belongs to a good understanding (διανοίας) to know the Law." The way of transgressors is hard; rough and rugged, leading to desolation, not to waters of comfort. Ecclus. 21:10, "The way of sinners is made plain with stones, but at the end thereof is the pit of hell." Vulgate, "In the way of scorners is an abyss;" Septuagint, "The ways of scorners end in destruction."
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