Proverbs 14:8

“The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The wisedome of the prudent is to vnderstand his way: but the folly of fooles is deceit.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The wisdom of the sensible is to understand his way, But the foolishness of fools is deceit.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way; But the folly of fools is deceit.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The wisdom of the man of good sense makes his way clear; but the unwise behaviour of the foolish is deceit.
- Basic English Bible

The wisdom of the prudent is to discern his way; but the folly of the foolish is deceit.
- Darby Bible

The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit.
- Webster's Bible

The wisdom of the prudent is to think about his way, but the folly of fools is deceit.
- World English Bible

The wisdom of the prudent [is] to understand his way, And the folly of fools [is] deceit.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The wisdom of the prudent is to look well to his way; but the folly of fools is deceit.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 14:8


14:8 His way - Consists not in vain speculations, but in a diligent study of his duty, and of the way to eternal happiness. The folly - The wit of ungodly men, which is really their folly, is employed only in finding out ways of deceiving.


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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