Proverbs 1:32

“For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fooles shall destroy them.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For the waywardness of the naive will kill them, And the complacency of fools will destroy them.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For the backsliding of the simple shall slay them, And the careless ease of fools shall destroy them.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For the turning back of the simple from teaching will be the cause of their death, and the peace of the foolish will be their destruction.
- Basic English Bible

For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of the foolish shall cause them to perish.
- Darby Bible

For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.
- Webster's Bible

For the backsliding of the simple will kill them. The careless ease of fools will destroy them.
- World English Bible

For the turning of the simple slayeth them, And the security of the foolish destroyeth them.
- Youngs Literal Bible

For the waywardness of the thoughtless shall slay them, and the confidence of fools shall destroy them.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 1:32


1:32 Turning - From God. Destroy - Shall prove the occasion of their ruin, by making them presumptuous, and secure.


Discussion for Proverbs 1

  • Peter
    2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
    I got it right this time. This is the verse that I like. It is psalm, I also like psalm 23 a lot; and I thought that there was one proverb that I liked a lot. Oh yes I know what happen, I was right, this is my favourite proverb. but I was looking for the verse above and so I c what happened. FunnyLOLhaHa
  • Peter
    I don't know how I made the mistake but it the next proverb that i frequently read and love; not that i don't also love or like this one, it is just that I like the other one better maybe I like to think and or i just think that I do think of God's word day and night. I think that i do but I don' dwell on it because I still have to do other things and they are all good or Okay I suppose;
  • SONIA P
    Proverbs 1 teaches us to be obedient to God by reading and meditating on His word in order to gain spiritual knowledge, wisdom, and understanding. When we obey God, it is easy to obey our earthly father. To God be the glory. Amen.
  • Eliiah
    For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah his pleasant plant: and he looked for judgment, but behold, oppression: for righteousness, but behold a cry. Have ye not read what David did, when he was hungry, and they that were with him: How he entered into the house of God, and did eat the show bread, which was not lawful for him to eat, neither for them which were with him, but only for the priests? Or have ye not read in the law, how that on the sabbath dayS the priests in the temple profane the Sabbath, and are blameless? But they counted our life a pastime, and our time here a market for gain: for, say they, we must be getting every way, though it be by evil means. Hear ye now, O house of David: Is it a small thing for you to weary men, but will ye weary my God also? Son of man, these are the men that devise mischief, and give wicked counsel in this city: Saying, When will the new moon be gone, that we may sell corn? and the Sabbath, that we may set forth wheat, making the supply small, and the demand great, and falsifying the prices and scales by deceit? He is a merchant, the scales of deceit are in his hand: he loves to oppress.
  • Peter
    I love this or these proverbs chapter 1; and I read it often at times sometimes.
  • Stella
    It is simple yet profound...anyone can relate and understand God's teachings in Proverbs. My prodigal son in jail and many inmates are reading and studying the Book each chapter for every day of the month...the word is read daily..along with other studies...praise God!

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