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

  • Michael C.
    Hi, Lisa; There are wonderful prayers in the Bible, for us to know what we should ask for, and how; Psalm 119 (e.g.) and the Epistles are a good place to start. As we read, and pray about what we read, we gain understanding. He gave us this whole big Bible, full of knowledge and understanding, for all we need to know in this life; and to prepare ourselves for meeting Him, for the day of eternity.
  • Hakeem kazeem
    Comment*Tank u sir
    I understand that God use our problem to turn us back to him and he as promise to gave. us holy spirit.

  • Esther.a
    God bless me when i read proverbs1 it is the word
  • Michael C.
    Dear Valarie - The Lord has called you by name, and chosen you for Salvation. There are many prayers in the Bible; they were written for us to learn how to pray. Psalm 119 has great prayers for understanding, as also the Epistles of Paul; (Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians). Feed on the Scriptures; "Write them down, pray them in, and work them out!" We live by every word of God. He gives us life.
  • Valarie Garland
    I've been Seeking God and the real truth for years. and I still have a hard time understanding all that i read and what I've learned. please help me pray for understanding.

    Thank You Brother's and Sister's
  • Michael C.
    Isaac, the Lord Jesus loves you and He has many things to show you.We understand only by His Spirit, which inspired the holy Prophets and Apostles to write the Bible.That's why we need the Holy Spirit, to give us understanding and lead us in walking in the truth.God teaches us knowledge and causes us to grow little by little over time and by doing all He says. Get to know your Bible

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