Proverbs 27:12
New International Version
The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty.

New Living Translation
A prudent person foresees danger and takes precautions. The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences.

English Standard Version
The prudent sees danger and hides himself, but the simple go on and suffer for it.

Berean Study Bible
The prudent see danger and take cover; but the simple keep going and pay the penalty.

New American Standard Bible
A prudent man sees evil and hides himself, The naive proceed and pay the penalty.

King James Bible
A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself; but the simple pass on, and are punished.

Christian Standard Bible
A sensible person sees danger and takes cover; the inexperienced keep going and are punished.

Contemporary English Version
Be cautious and hide when you see danger--don't be stupid and walk right into trouble.

Good News Translation
Sensible people will see trouble coming and avoid it, but an unthinking person will walk right into it and regret it later.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A sensible person sees danger and takes cover; the inexperienced keep going and are punished.

International Standard Version
Those who are prudent see danger and take refuge, but the na�ve continue on and suffer the consequences.

NET Bible
A shrewd person sees danger and hides himself, but the naive keep right on going and suffer for it.

New Heart English Bible
A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge; but the simple pass on, and suffer for it.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
A cunning man sees evil and is hidden, but fools have passed by it and have suffered loss.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Sensible people foresee trouble and hide. Gullible people go ahead [and] suffer.

JPS Tanakh 1917
A prudent man seeth the evil, and hideth himself; But the thoughtless pass on, and are punished.

New American Standard 1977
A prudent man sees evil and hides himself, The naive proceed and pay the penalty.

Jubilee Bible 2000
A prudent man foresees the evil and hides himself, but the simple pass on and are hurt by it.

King James 2000 Bible
A prudent man foresees the evil, and hides himself; but the simple pass on, and are punished.

American King James Version
A prudent man foresees the evil, and hides himself; but the simple pass on, and are punished.

American Standard Version
A prudent man seeth the evil, and hideth himself; But the simple pass on, and'suffer for it.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
A wise man, when evils are approaching, hides himself; but fools pass on, and will be punished.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The prudent man seeing evil hideth himself: little ones passing on have suffered losses.

Darby Bible Translation
A prudent [man] seeth the evil, [and] hideth himself; the simple pass on, [and] are punished.

English Revised Version
A prudent man seeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and suffer for it.

Webster's Bible Translation
A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself; but the simple pass on, and are punished.

World English Bible
A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge; but the simple pass on, and suffer for it.

Young's Literal Translation
The prudent hath seen the evil, he is hidden, The simple have passed on, they are punished.
Study Bible
Do not Boast about Tomorrow
11Be wise, my son, and bring joy to my heart, so that I can answer him who taunts me. 12The prudent see danger and take cover; but the simple keep going and pay the penalty. 13Take the garment of him who posts security for a stranger; get collateral if it is for a wayward woman.…
Cross References
Proverbs 22:3
The prudent see danger and take cover, but the simple keep going and suffer the consequences.

Proverbs 27:11
Be wise, my son, and bring joy to my heart, so that I can answer him who taunts me.

Proverbs 27:13
Take the garment of him who posts security for a stranger; get collateral if it is for a wayward woman.

Treasury of Scripture

A prudent man foresees the evil, and hides himself; but the simple pass on, and are punished.

Proverbs 18:10
The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.

Proverbs 22:3
A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.

Exodus 9:20,21
He that feared the word of the LORD among the servants of Pharaoh made his servants and his cattle flee into the houses: …







Lexicon
The prudent
עָר֤וּם (‘ā·rūm)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6175: Crafty, shrewd, sensible

see
רָאָ֣ה (rā·’āh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7200: To see

danger
רָעָ֣ה (rā·‘āh)
Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7451: Bad, evil

and take cover;
נִסְתָּ֑ר (nis·tār)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5641: To hide, conceal

[but] the simple
פְּ֝תָאיִ֗ם (pə·ṯā·yim)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6612: Simple, perhaps open-minded

keep going
עָבְר֥וּ (‘ā·ḇə·rū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 5674: To pass over, through, or by, pass on

[and] pay the penalty.
נֶעֱנָֽשׁוּ׃ (ne·‘ĕ·nā·šū)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 6064: To urge, to inflict a, penalty, to fine
(12) A prudent man foreseeth the evil.--See above on Proverbs 22:3.

Verse 12. - A repetition of Proverbs 22:3. The sentence is asyndeton. 27:9,10. Depend not for relief upon a kinsman, merely for kindred's sake; apply to those who are at hand, and will help in need. But there is a Friend that sticketh closer than a brother, and let us place entire confidence in him. 11. An affectionate parent urges his son to prudent conduct that should gladden his heart. The good conduct of Christians is the best answer to all who find fault with the gospel. 12. Where there is temptation, if we thrust ourselves into it, there will be sin, and punishment will follow. 13. An honest man may be made a beggar, but he is not honest that makes himself one. 14. It is folly to be fond of being praised; it is a temptation to pride.
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