Proverbs 17:24

“Wisedome is before him that hath vnderstanding: but the eyes of a foole are in the ends of the earth.”

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Other Translations

Wisdom [is] before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool [are] in the ends of the earth.
- King James Version

Wisdom is in the presence of the one who has understanding, But the eyes of a fool are on the ends of the earth.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Wisdom is before the face of him that hath understanding; But the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Wisdom is before the face of him who has sense; but the eyes of the foolish are on the ends of the earth.
- Basic English Bible

Wisdom is before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.
- Darby Bible

Wisdom is before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.
- Webster's Bible

Wisdom is before the face of one who has understanding, but the eyes of a fool wander to the ends of the earth.
- World English Bible

The face of the intelligent [is] to wisdom, And the eyes of a fool -- at the end of the earth.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Wisdom is before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 17:24


17:24 In the face - His wisdom appears even in his looks. The eyes - Minding most, those things which are remotest from him, and least concern him.


Discussion for Proverbs 17

  • Jennifer Macamaux
    It says it right there being miserable and scared and anxious and stressed brings on sickness and disease period.
  • I Am that Michael Isaac Dale
    A friend will be corrected by my Holy Father. It is written, The blueness of a wound cleanses away evil: so do stripes the inward parts of the belly. Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beat him with the rod, he shall not die. but Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
  • BSP
    Verse 17: True friends are there for each other both in good times and in bad times. We especially need to be a friend in the adverse times.
  • Edna L'Herault
    I LOVE TO READ PROVERBS AND ALSO PSALMS 23. I FEEL COMFORTED AND HAVE PEACE IN MY HEART AND SOUL WHEN I READ PSALMS AND PROVERBS. MAY GOD BE WITH US ALL.
  • Kc
    Read all the peoples comments and Thank you for your wisdom
  • Jd
    watch ur words be wise in everythg

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