Proverbs 18:2

“A foole hath no delight in vnderstanding, but that his heart may discouer it selfe.”

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Other Translations

A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself.
- King James Version

A fool does not delight in understanding, But only in revealing his own mind.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

A fool hath no delight in understanding, But only that his heart may reveal itself.
- American Standard Version (1901)

A foolish man has no pleasure in good sense, but only to let what is in his heart come to light.
- Basic English Bible

A fool hath no delight in understanding, but only that his heart may reveal itself.
- Darby Bible

A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may reveal itself.
- Webster's Bible

A fool has no delight in understanding, but only in revealing his own opinion.
- World English Bible

A fool delighteth not in understanding, But -- in uncovering his heart.
- Youngs Literal Bible

A fool hath no delight in understanding, but only that his heart may lay itself bare.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 18:2


18:2 Understanding - In getting sound and saving, knowledge. The discovery - In uttering that folly and wickedness which is in his heart.


Discussion for Proverbs 18

  • Bruce
    Finding a Wife May be a Little Hard. She Needs to be a Homemaker,Helps in The Church. Reads The Bible and Praying Daily. Watching Over Her Husband. The Husband Needs to do The Same for Her and More, Providing All Her Needs,Lifting Her Higher Then Himself, Lovin Her Like Christ Loved The Church. They Will Gladly Do for Each Other. Lifting One Another Higher. He Found a Wife.
  • Virda hall
    I do t understand verse 18 22
  • Obbie Beal
    V:13 He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him. AMEN!
  • BSP
    Verse 13 shows the important of making sure we have all the facts before we reply or react to a situation.
  • William Lambert
    So many scriptures refer to the desire. There are several ways of looking at this. Desire can be viewed as an object of ones affection or as an obstacle in reaching ones fulfillment. Too often the pleasures which are associated with desire are connected with the pain that a person may be experiencing.
  • Andrea
    I believe that what we say comes from our hearts. It's a heart matter! That may not be a good thing. It's time to clean out some of old stuff that keeps us drom speaking the right things!

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