Proverbs 14:15

“The simple believeth every word: but the prudent man looketh well to his going.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The simple beleeueth euery word: but the prudent man looketh well to his going.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The naive believes everything, But the sensible man considers his steps.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The simple believeth every word; But the prudent man looketh well to his going.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The simple man has faith in every word, but the man of good sense gives thought to his footsteps.
- Basic English Bible

The simple believeth every word; but the prudent [man] heedeth his going.
- Darby Bible

The simple believeth every word: but the prudent man looketh well to his going.
- Webster's Bible

A simple man believes everything, but the prudent man carefully considers his ways.
- World English Bible

The simple giveth credence to everything, And the prudent attendeth to his step.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The thoughtless believeth every word; but the prudent man looketh well to his going.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 14:15


14:15 The simple - A foolish man. Looketh - He orders his dealings in the world with due circumspection, not considering so much what other men say as what he ought to do.


Discussion for Proverbs 14

  • Irene123
    To Brianna - I really liked that - don't believe everything one hears about God and His Word, but search it out - Jn. 5:39; Acts 17:11. Something else interesting here: Jesus wasn't talking about the N.T. scriptures because they weren't written then; He referred to the O.T. Jesus and salvation are all thru the Old; that's what the old was all about.
  • Brianna
    Vs. 15
    The practical wisdom found in the Bible truly surpasses human thinking. This verse can be applied to so many aspects of our lives. There are so many religions and teachings, and sometimes people never research. However, this verse tells us not to believe everything we hear. Rather, THINK and research to make sure it is true.
  • Phakamani Ngema for verse 12
    This verse is based on Christians decision making, there are decisions a man does he she may think it is good but at the end he she will find hm self in danger.
  • Eric Osadebe for verse 12
    The above scripture stands to encourage Christians not to go into worldly things because the end of it is always destructive
  • 14 verse 12 is a good verse to read especially if you 're thinking of getting into the occult, witchcraft, or satanism.
  • Raphael Aminu Echioda for verse 34
    When someone has the fear of God in him her,you will have access to the secret place of the most high God. But sin is deny you of going to His presence. Just like when you offend your fellow you will be shame of request something from him her your sin will hinder you and even been obstacle.

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