Proverbs 1:32

“For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fooles shall destroy them.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For the waywardness of the naive will kill them, And the complacency of fools will destroy them.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For the backsliding of the simple shall slay them, And the careless ease of fools shall destroy them.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For the turning back of the simple from teaching will be the cause of their death, and the peace of the foolish will be their destruction.
- Basic English Bible

For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of the foolish shall cause them to perish.
- Darby Bible

For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.
- Webster's Bible

For the backsliding of the simple will kill them. The careless ease of fools will destroy them.
- World English Bible

For the turning of the simple slayeth them, And the security of the foolish destroyeth them.
- Youngs Literal Bible

For the waywardness of the thoughtless shall slay them, and the confidence of fools shall destroy them.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 1:32


1:32 Turning - From God. Destroy - Shall prove the occasion of their ruin, by making them presumptuous, and secure.


Discussion for Proverbs 1:32

  • Abednego timothy for verse 32
    prosperity of fools destroy them ' true ',our wealth,knowledge,beauty and others are key trap to old and young alike instead serving GOD.
  • Valentine for verse 32
    prosperity of fools shall destroy them. when they are doing what with the prosperity? money etc? Advise please.
  • Amen, your word is true! The turning away of the simple shall slay them. Let we become a diligent man! PRAISE THE LORD IN ALL MY HEART!HALLELUJAH.
  • Katherine for verse 32
    Matthew 15:14 “Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.” When fools and simple become prosperous, they shall destroy other fools and sinners. In essence, they destroy themselves.

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