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Proverbs 14:17–19

17 A quick-tempered man acts foolishly,

And a man of evil devices is hated.

18 The 1naive inherit foolishness,

But the sensible are crowned with knowledge.

19 The aevil will bow down before the good,

And the wicked at the gates of the righteous.

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Proverbs 14:17–19 — The New International Version (NIV)

17 A quick-tempered person does foolish things,

and the one who devises evil schemes is hated.

18 The simple inherit folly,

but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.

19 Evildoers will bow down in the presence of the good,

and the wicked at the gates of the righteous.

Proverbs 14:17–19 — English Standard Version (ESV)

17 A man of quick temper acts foolishly,

and a man of evil devices is hated.

18 The simple inherit folly,

but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.

19 The evil bow down before the good,

the wicked at the gates of the righteous.

Proverbs 14:17–19 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

17 He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly:

And a man of wicked devices is hated.

18 The simple inherit folly:

But the prudent are crowned with knowledge.

19 The evil bow before the good;

And the wicked at the gates of the righteous.

Proverbs 14:17–19 — New Living Translation (NLT)

17 Short-tempered people do foolish things,

and schemers are hated.

18 Simpletons are clothed with foolishness,

but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.

19 Evil people will bow before good people;

the wicked will bow at the gates of the godly.

Proverbs 14:17–19 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

17 A quick-tempered man acts foolishly,

And a man of wicked intentions is hated.

18 The simple inherit folly,

But the prudent are crowned with knowledge.

19 The evil will bow before the good,

And the wicked at the gates of the righteous.

Proverbs 14:17–19 — New Century Version (NCV)

17 Someone with a quick temper does foolish things,

but someone with understanding remains calm.

18 Fools are rewarded with nothing but more foolishness,

but the wise are rewarded with knowledge.

19 Evil people will bow down to those who are good;

the wicked will bow down at the door of those who do right.

Proverbs 14:17–19 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

17 He that is soon angry will deal foolishly;

And a man of wicked devices is hated.

18 The simple inherit folly;

But the prudent are crowned with knowledge.

19 The evil bow down before the good;

And the wicked, at the gates of the righteous.

Proverbs 14:17–19 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

17 He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly, and a man of mischievous devices is hated.

18 The simple inherit folly; but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.

19 The evil bow before the good, and the wicked at the gates of the righteous man.

Proverbs 14:17–19 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

17 A short-tempered person acts stupidly,

and a person who plots evil is hated.

18 Gullible people are gifted with stupidity,

but sensible people are crowned with knowledge.

19 Evil people will bow to good people.

Wicked people will bow at the gates of a righteous person.

Proverbs 14:17–19 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

17 A quick-tempered man acts foolishly,

and a man who schemes is hated.

18 The inexperienced inherit foolishness,

but the sensible are crowned with knowledge.

19 The evil bow before those who are good,

the wicked, at the gates of the righteous.

Proverbs 14:17–19 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

17 One who is quick-tempered acts foolishly,

and the schemer is hated.

18 The simple are adorned with folly,

but the clever are crowned with knowledge.

19 The evil bow down before the good,

the wicked at the gates of the righteous.

Proverbs 14:17–19 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

17 He who is short of temper will act foolishly,

and the man who schemes will be hated.

18 The simple are adorned with folly,

but the clever are crowned with knowledge.

19 The evil bow down before the good,

and the wicked at the gates of the righteous.

Proverbs 14:17–19 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

17 Anyone who gets angry quickly does foolish things.

And a man who is tricky is hated.

18 Childish people act in keeping with their foolish ways.

But knowledge makes wise people feel like kings.

19 Evil people will bow down in front of good people.

And those who do wrong will bow down at the gates of those who do right.