Proverbs 26:12

“Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Seest thou a man wise in his owne conceit? there is more hope of a foole then of him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? There is more hope of a fool than of him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Have you seen a man who seems to himself to be wise? There is more hope for the foolish than for him.
- Basic English Bible

Hast thou seen a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope of a fool than of him.
- Darby Bible

Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.
- Webster's Bible

Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
- World English Bible

Thou hast seen a man wise in his own eyes, More hope of a fool than of him!
- Youngs Literal Bible

Seest thou a man wise in his own eyes? there is more hope of a fool than of him.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Proverbs 26:12

  • Susan Dalton for verse 12
    "Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? There is more hope of a fool than of him." (Proverbs 26:12)

    Like the prominent cravings of the presidents of the United States of America coming forth out of Mount Rushmore, is a man wise in his own conceits. For out of his inner mind onto his outer appearance is seen an outcropping like unto the carvings of the presidents seen protruding out from the mountain.

    It says, "I am wise, I am wise without God; my wisdom is wiser than God."

    The Word of God says, "...there is more hope of a fool than of him."

    Though in his mind, his wisdom is seen like the carvings coming forth out of Mount Rushmore; he will die a fool: he chose not the Wisdom of God.

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