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

  • JD James Matthew Davis
    Proverbs ! is Romans chapter 1 verses 18 -32 amazing I never quit thought about it before it was plain as Day when I read it here. Great Promise From The Lord that all are Blessed that seek The Lord and have obedience to His Will and Folly and Tumult will result when Someone seeks only there Own Will . thank You fgor Your website JD
  • Geraldine cole
    Everything about Jesus Is owsome! There is no one like him but His Father God .and The Holy Ghost he is a Gentleman study yiur bible to get to No them they are all One Amen
  • JP
    Hi Sheila. I very much feel like you, that there is so much to scripture it's difficult to know where to begin! However I think putting aside time for Holy Bible study is most worthwhile and you're doing exactly the right thing. I'd like to recommend you start with any of the four gospel books and perhaps a part of the OT that's fairly easy going, like Ecclesiates for example. May God bless you!
  • Lucinda Palestrant
    A true believer obeys out of "Fear of the Lord." Without the Fear of the Lord there is no love.
    Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, also found in the book of Psalms. If you do not have Fear of the Lord, you have no Godly wisdom. God is wisdom.
  • Veegee
    I read the statements and I would like to add a little clarity to some. God does want His children to fear Him. in a manner that you are aware of His power. However, He wants His children to obey out of love. Proverb gives us steps to take that leads to sound wisdom from on High. Veegee
  • Glenda Fay Rhames
    God is a God that wants us to love Him and not fear Him.Just like man's law you must obey. With disobedience comes consequences.God want us to love and obey him.That was the reason God came in the form of man, Jesus Christ to give us an example that we can see and feel. I don't fear God but I do fear getting on His bad side.I don't fear the police either. Bad side not for me. My Father is for me!

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