Proverbs 8:5

“O ye simple, understand wisdom: and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

O yee simple, vnderstand wisedome: and yee fooles, be yee of an vnderstanding heart.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"O naive ones, understand prudence; And, O fools, understand wisdom.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

O ye simple, understand prudence; And, ye fools, be of an understanding heart.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Become expert in reason, O you simple ones; you foolish ones, take training to heart.
- Basic English Bible

O ye simple, understand prudence; and ye foolish, understand sense.
- Darby Bible

O ye simple, understand wisdom: and ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart.
- Webster's Bible

You simple, understand prudence. You fools, be of an understanding heart.
- World English Bible

Understand, ye simple ones, prudence, And ye fools, understand the heart,
- Youngs Literal Bible

O ye thoughtless, understand prudence, and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 8:5


8:5 Ye simple - Who want knowledge, and experience. Fools - Wilful sinners.


Discussion for Proverbs 8:5

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