Proverbs 10:23
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
7814 [e]כִּשְׂח֣וֹק
kiś-ḥō-wq
Like sportPrep-k | N-ms
3684 [e]לִ֭כְסִיל
liḵ-sîl
to a foolPrep-l | N-ms
6213 [e]עֲשׂ֣וֹת
‘ă-śō-wṯ
to doV-Qal-Inf
2154 [e]זִמָּ֑ה
zim-māh;
evil [is]N-fs
2451 [e]וְ֝חָכְמָ֗ה
wə-ḥā-ḵə-māh,
but has wisdomConj-w | N-fs
376 [e]לְאִ֣ישׁ
lə-’îš
a manPrep-l | N-msc
8394 [e]תְּבוּנָֽה׃
tə-ḇū-nāh.
of understandingN-fs









Hebrew Texts
משלי 10:23 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
כִּשְׂחֹ֣וק לִ֭כְסִיל עֲשֹׂ֣ות זִמָּ֑ה וְ֝חָכְמָ֗ה לְאִ֣ישׁ תְּבוּנָֽה׃

משלי 10:23 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
כשחוק לכסיל עשות זמה וחכמה לאיש תבונה׃

משלי 10:23 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
כשחוק לכסיל עשות זמה וחכמה לאיש תבונה׃

משלי 10:23 Hebrew Bible
כשחוק לכסיל עשות זמה וחכמה לאיש תבונה׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
Doing wickedness is like sport to a fool, And so is wisdom to a man of understanding.

King James Bible
It is as sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding hath wisdom.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
As shameful conduct is pleasure for a fool, so wisdom is for a man of understanding.
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