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

  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 12:18 there is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword but the tongue of the wise is health PSALM 34:13 keep thy tongue from evil and thy lips from speaking guile PSALM 120:2 deliver my soul O LORD from lying lips and from a deceitful tongue PSALM 140:3 they have sharpened their tongues like a serpent adders poison is under their lips --- SELAH
  • BSP
    Verse 2: If we want to have Jehovah God's approval, we must be good according to his standards.
  • BSP
    This verse shows how much God hates liars. We must be honest in our speech and conduct in order to be pleasing to Jehovah God.
  • BSP
    Verse 23: a shrewd person knows when to speak and when not to and does not brag about what he or she knows.
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 12:17 HE THAT SPEAKETH TRUTH SHOWETH FORTH RIGHTEOUSNESS BUT A FALSE WITNESS DECEIT --- PSALM 15:1 LORD WHO SHALL ABIDE IN THY TABERNACLE WHO SHALL DWELL IN THY HOLY HILL --- 15:2 HE THAT WAKETH UPRIGHTLY AND WORKETH RIGHTEOUSNESS AND SPEAKETH THE TRUTH IN HIS HEART --- EPHESIANS 5:9 FOR THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT IS IN ALL GOOD NESS AND RIGHTEOUSNESS AND TRUTH
  • Bert Clayton
    Too many get pleasure at anothers'misery and suffering. Doesn't matter if human or other species of animal. Or even turning a blind eye with neglect.

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