Proverbs 14:8

“The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The wisedome of the prudent is to vnderstand his way: but the folly of fooles is deceit.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The wisdom of the sensible is to understand his way, But the foolishness of fools is deceit.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way; But the folly of fools is deceit.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The wisdom of the man of good sense makes his way clear; but the unwise behaviour of the foolish is deceit.
- Basic English Bible

The wisdom of the prudent is to discern his way; but the folly of the foolish is deceit.
- Darby Bible

The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit.
- Webster's Bible

The wisdom of the prudent is to think about his way, but the folly of fools is deceit.
- World English Bible

The wisdom of the prudent [is] to understand his way, And the folly of fools [is] deceit.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The wisdom of the prudent is to look well to his way; but the folly of fools is deceit.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 14:8


14:8 His way - Consists not in vain speculations, but in a diligent study of his duty, and of the way to eternal happiness. The folly - The wit of ungodly men, which is really their folly, is employed only in finding out ways of deceiving.


Discussion for Proverbs 14

  • Tim mock
    Proverbs is one of the most instructional books of the Bible. God truly inspire Solomon .
  • This is the verse to read and take to heart before doing...pretty much anything. Also this verse came to my attention by the grace of God when I was into the occult. It one of the first verses I came to that would help point me into a new direction. This verse indicates that the occult,witchcraft,etc. Is a lie and a deception that will only lead a person to hell.
  • Phakamani Ngema for verse 12
    This verse is based on Christians decision making, there are decisions a man does he she may think it is good but at the end he she will find hm self in danger.
  • Eric Osadebe for verse 12
    The above scripture stands to encourage Christians not to go into worldly things because the end of it is always destructive
  • 14 verse 12 is a good verse to read especially if you 're thinking of getting into the occult, witchcraft, or satanism.
  • Raphael Aminu Echioda for verse 34
    When someone has the fear of God in him her,you will have access to the secret place of the most high God. But sin is deny you of going to His presence. Just like when you offend your fellow you will be shame of request something from him her your sin will hinder you and even been obstacle.

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