Proverbs 27:12

“A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself; but the simple pass on, and are punished.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

A prudent man foreseeth the euil, and hideth himselfe: but the simple passe on, and are punished.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

A prudent man sees evil {and} hides himself, The naive proceed {and} pay the penalty.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

A prudent man seeth the evil, `and' hideth himself; `But' the simple pass on, `and' suffer for it.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The sharp man sees the evil and takes cover: the simple go straight on and get into trouble.
- Basic English Bible

A prudent [man] seeth the evil, [and] hideth himself; the simple pass on, [and] are punished.
- Darby Bible

A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself; but the simple pass on, and are punished.
- Webster's Bible

A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge; but the simple pass on, and suffer for it.
- World English Bible

The prudent hath seen the evil, he is hidden, The simple have passed on, they are punished.
- Youngs Literal Bible

A prudent man seeth the evil, and hideth himself; but the thoughtless pass on, and are punished.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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