Proverbs 28:11

“The rich man is wise in his own conceit; but the poor that hath understanding searcheth him out.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The rich man is wise in his owne conceit: but the poore that hath vnderstanding searcheth him out.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The rich man is wise in his own eyes, But the poor who has understanding sees through him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The rich man is wise in his own conceit; But the poor that hath understanding searcheth him out.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The man of wealth seems to himself to be wise, but the poor man who has sense has a low opinion of him.
- Basic English Bible

A rich man is wise in his own eyes; but the poor that hath understanding searcheth him out.
- Darby Bible

The rich man is wise in his own conceit; but the poor man that hath understanding searcheth him out.
- Webster's Bible

The rich man is wise in his own eyes; but the poor who has understanding sees through him.
- World English Bible

A rich man is wise in his own eyes, And the intelligent poor searcheth him.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The rich man is wise in his own eyes; but the poor that hath understanding searcheth him through.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Proverbs 28:11

  • Valerie Norberry VanOrden for verse 11
    There are many who are arrogant, wise in their own conceit and comfortable in this life. Psalms says elsewhere "Because they have no changes,they fear not God ". Contrast the "successful " with those who have been chased from place to place for their devout faith. Many times persecution makes a person poor and misunderstood.

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