Proverbs 13:16

“Every prudent man dealeth with knowledge: but a fool layeth open his folly.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Euery prudent man dealeth with knowledge: but a foole layeth open his folly.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Every prudent man acts with knowledge, But a fool displays folly.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Every prudent man worketh with knowledge; But a fool flaunteth `his' folly.
- American Standard Version (1901)

A sharp man does everything with knowledge, but a foolish man makes clear his foolish thoughts.
- Basic English Bible

Every prudent [man] acteth with knowledge; but the foolish layeth open [his] folly.
- Darby Bible

Every prudent man dealeth with knowledge: but a fool layeth open his folly.
- Webster's Bible

Every prudent man acts from knowledge, but a fool exposes folly.
- World English Bible

Every prudent one dealeth with knowledge, And a fool spreadeth out folly.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Every prudent man dealeth with forethought; but a fool unfoldeth folly.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 13:16


13:16 Knowledge - Considerately and discreetly. Layeth open - By his foolish actions.


Discussion for Proverbs 13:16

  • Cathy Edwards for verse 16
    A great book of wisdom For all to learn and apply to ones every day life and situations threw the divine word of the holy spirit.

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