Proverbs 28:26
New International Version
Those who trust in themselves are fools, but those who walk in wisdom are kept safe.

New Living Translation
Those who trust their own insight are foolish, but anyone who walks in wisdom is safe.

English Standard Version
Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered.

Berean Study Bible
He who trusts in himself is a fool, but one who walks in wisdom will be safe.

King James Bible
He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.

New King James Version
He who trusts in his own heart is a fool, But whoever walks wisely will be delivered.

New American Standard Bible
One who trusts in his own heart is a fool, But one who walks wisely will flee to safety.

NASB 1995
He who trusts in his own heart is a fool, But he who walks wisely will be delivered.

NASB 1977
He who trusts in his own heart is a fool, But he who walks wisely will be delivered.

Amplified Bible
He who trusts confidently in his own heart is a [dull, thickheaded] fool, But he who walks in [skillful and godly] wisdom will be rescued.

Christian Standard Bible
The one who trusts in himself is a fool, but one who walks in wisdom will be safe.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The one who trusts in himself is a fool, but one who walks in wisdom will be safe.

American Standard Version
He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool; But whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He that trusts upon his own heart is a fool and he that walks in integrity will be delivered.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
He that trusts to a bold heart, such an one is a fool: but he that walks in wisdom shall be safe.

Contemporary English Version
Only fools would trust what they alone think, but if you live by wisdom, you will do all right.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that trusteth in his own heart, is a fool: but he that walketh wisely, he shall be saved.

English Revised Version
He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.

Good News Translation
It is foolish to follow your own opinions. Be safe, and follow the teachings of wiser people.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Whoever trusts his own heart is a fool. Whoever walks in wisdom will survive.

International Standard Version
Whoever trusts in himself is foolish, but whoever lives wisely will be kept safe.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool; But whoso walketh wisely, he shall escape.

Literal Standard Version
Whoever is trusting in his heart is a fool, And whoever is walking in wisdom is delivered.

NET Bible
The one who trusts in his own heart is a fool, but the one who walks in wisdom will escape.

New Heart English Bible
One who trusts in himself is a fool; but one who walks in wisdom is kept safe.

World English Bible
One who trusts in himself is a fool; but one who walks in wisdom is kept safe.

Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is trusting in his heart is a fool, And whoso is walking in wisdom is delivered.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Boldness of the Righteous
25A greedy man stirs up strife, but he who trusts in the LORD will prosper. 26He who trusts in himself is a fool, but one who walks in wisdom will be safe. 27Whoever gives to the poor will not be in need, but he who hides his eyes will receive many curses.…

Cross References
Proverbs 2:12
to deliver you from the way of evil, from the man who speaks perversity,

Proverbs 3:5
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding;


Treasury of Scripture

He that trusts in his own heart is a fool: but whoever walks wisely, he shall be delivered.

that

Proverbs 3:5
Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

2 Kings 8:13
And Hazael said, But what, is thy servant a dog, that he should do this great thing? And Elisha answered, The LORD hath shewed me that thou shalt be king over Syria.

Jeremiah 17:9
The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?

but

Job 28:28
And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.

2 Timothy 3:15
And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

James 1:5
If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.









(26) He that trusteth in his own heart, is confident in his own wisdom (comp. 1Corinthians 3:18, sqq.); he will perish in his folly.

But whoso walketh wisely.--Literally, in wisdom, which begins with the "fear of the Lord" (Proverbs 9:10), "shall be delivered" from the trouble into which the "fool" is brought by his self-confidence.

Verse 26. - He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool (see Genesis 6:5; Genesis 8:21). What is here censured is that presumptuous confidence in one's own thoughts, plans, and imaginations which leads a man to neglect both God's inspirations and the counsel of others (comp. ver. 14; Proverbs 14:16). "Let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fail" (1 Corinthians 10:12). Septuagint, "Whoso trusteth to a bold heart, such a one is a fool." Whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered. This man looks outside himself for direction; be trusts in the wisdom which is from above; he walks in the fear of the Lord, and is saved from the dangers to which self-confidence exposes the fool. The best commentary on the gnome is Jeremiah 9:23, 24, "Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches: but let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the Lord which exercise loving kindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the Lord,"

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
He who trusts
בּוֹטֵ֣חַ (bō·w·ṭê·aḥ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 982: To trust, be confident, sure

in himself
בְּ֭לִבּוֹ (bə·lib·bōw)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 3820: The heart, the feelings, the will, the intellect, centre

is a fool,
כְסִ֑יל (ḵə·sîl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3684: Stupid fellow, dullard, fool

but one who walks
וְהוֹלֵ֥ךְ (wə·hō·w·lêḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 1980: To go, come, walk

in wisdom
בְּ֝חָכְמָ֗ה (bə·ḥā·ḵə·māh)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 2451: Wisdom

will be safe.
יִמָּלֵֽט׃ (yim·mā·lêṭ)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 4422: To be smooth, to escape, to release, rescue, to bring forth young, emit sparks


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