Proverbs 22:3

“A prudent man foreseeth the euill, and hideth himselfe: but the simple passe on, and are punished.”

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Other Translations

A prudent [man] foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.
- King James Version

The prudent sees the evil and hides himself, But the naive go on, and are punished for it.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

A prudent man seeth the evil, and hideth himself; But the simple pass on, and suffer for it.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The sharp man sees the evil and takes cover: the simple go straight on and get into trouble.
- Basic English Bible

A prudent [man] seeth the evil, and hideth himself; but the simple pass on, and are punished.
- Darby Bible

A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.
- Webster's Bible

A prudent man sees danger, and hides himself; but the simple pass on, and suffer for it.
- World English Bible

The prudent hath seen the evil, and is hidden, And the simple have passed on, and are punished.
- Youngs Literal Bible

A prudent man seeth the evil, and hideth himself; but the thoughtless pass on, and are punished.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 22:3


22:3 The evil - The judgment of God threatened, and approaching. Hideth - Retires to his strong tower, by prayer and repentance, puts himself under the protection of the almighty. Pass on - Carefully and securely.


Discussion for Proverbs 22

  • Unknown
    I believe in balance. For JESUS came that we have life and live to the full not destitute or a vagabond. But not materialistic or greedy with our wealth. I believe we should understand that money in good hands is a good thing but in greedy selfish ways is bad. So we should always live in our means and strive for better living and to help others who are hurting like your neighbors!
  • BSP
    Verse 17 encourages us to listen to the words of wise ones. The Bible is the major source of wisdom that we can turn to.
  • Barbsra
    Very good can't wait for tomorrow ty
  • BSP
    Children need parental guidance and discipline. The child still has free will and will ultimately have to decide what he or she will do, but they are more likely to follow the direction given from their parents if it is done so consistently and with love.
  • Vanessa
    Humble I pray for your son too, I know how hard it is with children you can lead them, and show them,but until they see for themselves, we pray to our Father and Lord to intercede. it's rough times , they are told they can do and be anything and it's ok, breaks my heart , how blind they live, I pray to God always to open their eyes for I have failed.
  • BSP
    Verse 4: There are many rewards from God for the person who is humble and fears him.

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