Proverbs 12:15

“The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The way of a foole is right in his owne eyes: but he that hearkeneth vnto counsell, is wise.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, But a wise man is he who listens to counsel.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The way of a fool is right in his own eyes; But he that is wise hearkeneth unto counsel.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The way of the foolish man seems right to him? but the wise man gives ear to suggestions.
- Basic English Bible

The way of a fool is right in his own eyes; but he that is wise hearkeneth unto counsel.
- Darby Bible

The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth to counsel is wise.
- Webster's Bible

The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but he who is wise listens to counsel.
- World English Bible

The way of a fool [is] right in his own eyes, And whoso is hearkening to counsel [is] wise.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The way of a fool is straight in his own eyes; but he that is wise hearkeneth unto counsel.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 12:15


12:15 Hearkeneth - That distrusts his own judgments, and seeks counsel from others.


Discussion for Proverbs 12

  • Bridgette Alvarez
    Verse 7 says, "The wicked are overthrown, and are not: but the house of the righteous shall stand." I struggled with this verse because of God's mercies. Then God lead me to the story of Paul, the chief sinner as he called himself, and how he was delivered and I came to the understanding how both could be true. God gives the wicked a chance to repent but if they don't then there is a consequence.
  • MasterProhet
    Galatians 6:7 state that Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth , that shall he also reap.
  • Mr. Smith
    What "land" is vs 11 speaking of, but the land of our own human imagination. We must "till" it (ie. plow to prepare for harvesting crops) to bring forth our righteous desires. Matthew says a good man our of the good treasure of the heart (our imagination) brings forth good things. We till our land by imagining that we've already go that which we desire. Meditating over and over again on the Word
  • Tammy Shelton
    I've learned so much from the book of Proverbs. And it has helped me with so much that's going on in my life. I say this because this is my second time studying the book of Proverbs and I've fallen in love with it.
  • BSP
    Verse 19 shows that God hates a liar and that they will be destroyed eventually, but the one who speaks truth is in line for everlasting life.
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counsellors of peace is joy. Shalom.

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