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Proverbs 14:15–16

15 The 1naive believes everything,

But the sensible man considers his steps.

16 A wise man 1is cautious and aturns away from evil,

But a fool is arrogant and careless.

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Proverbs 14:15–16 — The New International Version (NIV)

15 The simple believe anything,

but the prudent give thought to their steps.

16 The wise fear the Lord and shun evil,

but a fool is hotheaded and yet feels secure.

Proverbs 14:15–16 — English Standard Version (ESV)

15 The simple believes everything,

but the prudent gives thought to his steps.

16 One who is wise is cautious and turns away from evil,

but a fool is reckless and careless.

Proverbs 14:15–16 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

15 The simple believeth every word:

But the prudent man looketh well to his going.

16 A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil:

But the fool rageth, and is confident.

Proverbs 14:15–16 — New Living Translation (NLT)

15 Only simpletons believe everything they’re told!

The prudent carefully consider their steps.

16 The wise are cautious and avoid danger;

fools plunge ahead with reckless confidence.

Proverbs 14:15–16 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

15 The simple believes every word,

But the prudent considers well his steps.

16 A wise man fears and departs from evil,

But a fool rages and is self-confident.

Proverbs 14:15–16 — New Century Version (NCV)

15 Fools will believe anything,

but the wise think about what they do.

16 Wise people are careful and stay out of trouble,

but fools are careless and quick to act.

Proverbs 14:15–16 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

15 The simple believeth every word;

But the prudent man looketh well to his going.

16 A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil;

But the fool beareth himself insolently, and is confident.

Proverbs 14:15–16 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

15 The simple believeth every word; but the prudent man heedeth his going.

16 A wise man feareth and departeth from evil; but the foolish is overbearing and confident.

Proverbs 14:15–16 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

15 A gullible person believes anything,

but a sensible person watches his step.

16 A wise person is cautious and turns away from evil,

but a fool is carelessand overconfident.

Proverbs 14:15–16 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

15 The inexperienced one believes anything,

but the sensible one watches his steps.

16 A wise man is cautious and turns from evil,

but a fool is easily angered and is careless.

Proverbs 14:15–16 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

15 The simple believe everything,

but the clever consider their steps.

16 The wise are cautious and turn away from evil,

but the fool throws off restraint and is careless.

Proverbs 14:15–16 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

15 The simple will believe every word,

but the clever will consider his step.

16 The wise is cautious and turns from evil,

but the fool throws off restraint and is confident.

Proverbs 14:15–16 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

15 A childish person believes anything.

But a wise person thinks about how he lives.

16 A wise person has respect for the Lord and avoids evil.

But a foolish person gets mad and is thoughtless.