Proverbs 16:22

“Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it: but the instruction of fools is folly.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Proverbs 16:22

Understanding is a well-spring of life vnto him that hath it: but the instruction of fooles is folly.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Understanding is a fountain of life to one who has it, But the discipline of fools is folly.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Understanding is a well-spring of life unto him that hath it; But the correction of fools is `their' folly.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Wisdom is a fountain of life to him who has it; but the punishment of the foolish is their foolish behaviour.
- Basic English Bible

Wisdom is a fountain of life for him that hath it; but the instruction of fools is folly.
- Darby Bible

Understanding is a well-spring of life to him that hath it: but the instruction of fools is folly.
- Webster's Bible

Understanding is a fountain of life to one who has it, but the punishment of fools is their folly.
- World English Bible

A fountain of life [is] understanding to its possessors, The instruction of fools is folly.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Understanding is a fountain of life unto him that hath it; but folly is the chastisement of fools.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Proverbs 16:22

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 16:22


16:22 The instruction - Their most grave and serious counsels are foolish.


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