Proverbs 28:26

“He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Hee that trusteth in his owne heart, is a foole: but who so walketh wisely, he shall be deliuered.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He who trusts in his own heart is a fool, But he who walks wisely will be delivered.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool; But whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He whose faith is in himself is foolish; but everyone walking wisely will be kept safe.
- Basic English Bible

He that confideth in his own heart is a fool; but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.
- Darby Bible

He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoever walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.
- Webster's Bible

One who trusts in himself is a fool; but one who walks in wisdom is kept safe.
- World English Bible

Whoso is trusting in his heart is a fool, And whoso is walking in wisdom is delivered.
- Youngs Literal Bible

He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool; but whoso walketh wisely, he shall escape.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 28:26

28:26 Wisely - Distrusting his own judgment, and seeking the advice of others, and especially of God.

Discussion for Proverbs 28

  • Sims
    Bill re v 13 I agree up to a point, let me explain. And let me start at the end, God deals in judgement and mercy. A persons conscience will always condem him her especially when one hardens their heart. The Holy Spirit convicts each and every one of us about our own personal predisposition. Christians need to know and remember, flesh was bad when we were non-believers, it's the same now that we're believers, in Christ. And there is now NO condemnation, we are new creatures in Christ. I'm just encouraging people to be blameless across the board in their daily life. God bless you all for we are His kin, tasked to love one another, amen.
  • Ruby Dixon for verse 14
    i recognize that our God addresses us in different ways sometimes man, woman, child, peoples,nations,but when he says man i think he is addressing human thereby i feel convicted and want to fear HIM with Loving fear and obey Him...
  • if you are not will not understand the bible..God said those who live a worldly life will not or my half to repent and ask the lord to forgive you of your sins..and put your love,faith,trust in our lord and savior..or you will never understand the bible..
  • Anthony C
    God is so GOOD His Spirit teaches us how to live Holy on a day to day basis in the book of Proverbs. He gives us a chance to get whatever is not right in His eyes to get it right so no excuses. May God Bless anyone who reads this comment.
  • Notice the implication of this verse. The Lord does not show mercy to those saints who conceal their sins and refuse to confess and forsake them. He deals in judgment, not mercy.
  • Valerie Norberry VanOrden for verse 11
    There are many who are arrogant, wise in their own conceit and comfortable in this life. Psalms says elsewhere "Because they have no changes,they fear not God ". Contrast the "successful " with those who have been chased from place to place for their devout faith. Many times persecution makes a person poor and misunderstood.

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