Proverbs 13:15

“Good understanding giveth favour: but the way of transgressors is hard.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Good vnderstanding giueth fauour: but the way of transgressours is hard.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Good understanding produces favor, But the way of the treacherous is hard.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Good understanding giveth favor; But the way of the transgressor is hard.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Wise behaviour gets approval, but the way of the false is their destruction.
- Basic English Bible

Good understanding procureth favour; but the way of the treacherous is hard.
- Darby Bible

Good understanding giveth favor: but the way of transgressors is hard.
- Webster's Bible

Good understanding wins favor; but the way of the unfaithful is hard.
- World English Bible

Good understanding giveth grace, And the way of the treacherous [is] hard.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Good understanding giveth grace; but the way of the faithless is harsh.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 13:15


13:15 Giveth - Makes a man acceptable to God. Rough - Offensive and hateful to God and men, as rough ways are to a traveller.


Discussion for Proverbs 13

  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 13:3 he that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction PROVERBS 6:23 for the commandment is a lamp and --- the law is light --- and reproofs of instruction are --- the way of life ---
  • BSP
    We become like those that we choose to have ongoing association with. This will always be the case so it is wise to make sure that we guard our association with our life.
  • Steve morrow
    PSALM 5:5 THE FOOLISH SHALL NOT STAND IN THY SIGHT THOU HATEST --- ALL WORKERS --- OF INIQUITY PROVERBS 26:12 SEEST THOU A MAN WISE IN HIS OWN CONCEIT THERE IS MORE HOPE OF A FOOL THAN OF HIM GALATIANS 3:1 O FOOLISH GALATIANS WHO HATH BEWITCHED YOU THAT YOU SHOULD NOT OBEY THE TRUTH BEFORE WHOSE EYES JESUS CHRIST HATH BEEN EVIDENTLY SET FORTH CRUCIFIED AMONG YOU PROVERBS 10:8 THE WISE IN HEART WILL RECEIVE COMMANDMENTS BUT A PRATING FOOL SHALL FALL 1 PETER 2:15 FOR SO IS THE WILL OF GOD THAT WITH WELL DOING YOU MAY PUT TO SILENCE THE IGNORANCE OF FOOLISH MEN GALATIANS 6:9 AND LET US NOT BE WEARY IN WELL DOING FOR IN DUE SEASON WE SHALL REAP --- IF --- WE FAINT NOT
  • Dan the Man
    Hope deferred maketh the heart sick, but when the desire cometh it is a tree of life. Proverbs 13:12

    Great verse on having dreams, aspirations, goals, and other such things. ACTION! ACTION PRODUCES DESIRE! ACTION PERSUADES THE HEART! I'm shooting for a beautiful and healthy neuroplastic forest. Trees are so cool. Rainbow Eucalyptus, Larch, White Birch, Myrtle are some of my favorites.
  • Thomas Edward Hale
    Proverbs 13:13 and all the people shall say Amen Psalm 115 and when victory is not in sight fight onward Christian soldiers
  • Ukim Bassey
    Say very little or nothing at all, and you'll hardly fall into trouble, but talk always and one day you'll destroy your life with your mouth.

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