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

  • A disciple
    Brandie; It is so glaringly apparent that the Churches are teaching FALSE DOCTRINE! God was not more severe to the people of old time under the first covenant, than to the people from the time of Christ's first coming; but for Jesus' sake He waits for the fullness of the Nations to come in.
  • Brandie Burleson
    In response to Sinner82, this is the old testament before Jesus came. God's judgment was harsher before Jesus. He did not enjoy destroying the wicked, that's why He sent His son to die so that sinners like us would no longer be destroyed, but have a way for forgiveness.
  • A disciple
    Sinner; Perhaps you should try and read the chapter again a few times, slowly; and take note. It is not about God taking pleasure in bringing evil upon you, as you blasphemously suggest; but about men, as God's sons, should hear their Father's instructions, and take a course in life after His good character; and not be a defiant sinner and heathen; in the end good for nothing but to be destroyed.
  • BSP
    Verse 5: A wise person is willing to listen and learn.
  • Sinner82
    I thought He took no pleasure in the destruction of the wicked.....this doesn't add up
  • BSP
    Verse 10: Those who are doing bad things may try to entice others to join them in their bad course but here we are warned not to follow them and consent.

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