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Proverbs 15:12–14

12 A ascoffer does not love one who reproves him,

He will not go to the wise.

13 A ajoyful heart makes a 1cheerful face,

But 2when the heart is bsad, the cspirit is broken.

14 The amind of the intelligent seeks knowledge,

But the mouth of fools feeds on folly.

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Proverbs 15:12–14 — The New International Version (NIV)

12 Mockers resent correction,

so they avoid the wise.

13 A happy heart makes the face cheerful,

but heartache crushes the spirit.

14 The discerning heart seeks knowledge,

but the mouth of a fool feeds on folly.

Proverbs 15:12–14 — English Standard Version (ESV)

12 A scoffer does not like to be reproved;

he will not go to the wise.

13 A glad heart makes a cheerful face,

but by sorrow of heart the spirit is crushed.

14 The heart of him who has understanding seeks knowledge,

but the mouths of fools feed on folly.

Proverbs 15:12–14 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

12 A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him:

Neither will he go unto the wise.

13 A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance:

But by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.

14 The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge:

But the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness.

Proverbs 15:12–14 — New Living Translation (NLT)

12 Mockers hate to be corrected,

so they stay away from the wise.

13 A glad heart makes a happy face;

a broken heart crushes the spirit.

14 A wise person is hungry for knowledge,

while the fool feeds on trash.

Proverbs 15:12–14 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

12 A scoffer does not love one who corrects him,

Nor will he go to the wise.

13 A merry heart makes a cheerful countenance,

But by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.

14 The heart of him who has understanding seeks knowledge,

But the mouth of fools feeds on foolishness.

Proverbs 15:12–14 — New Century Version (NCV)

12 Those who make fun of wisdom don’t like to be corrected;

they will not ask the wise for advice.

13 Happiness makes a person smile,

but sadness can break a person’s spirit.

14 People with understanding want more knowledge,

but fools just want more foolishness.

Proverbs 15:12–14 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

12 A scoffer loveth not to be reproved;

He will not go unto the wise.

13 A glad heart maketh a cheerful countenance;

But by sorrow of heart the spirit is broken.

14 The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge;

But the mouth of fools feedeth on folly.

Proverbs 15:12–14 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

12 A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him; he will not go unto the wise.

13 A joyful heart maketh a cheerful countenance; but by sorrow of heart the spirit is broken.

14 The heart of an intelligent man seeketh knowledge; but the mouth of the foolish feedeth on folly.

Proverbs 15:12–14 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

12 A mocker does not appreciate a warning.

He will not go to wise people.

13 A joyful heart makes a cheerful face,

but with a heartache comes depression.

14 The mind of a person who has understanding searches for knowledge,

but the mouths of fools feed on stupidity.

Proverbs 15:12–14 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

12 A mocker doesn’t love one who corrects him;

he will not consult the wise.

13 A joyful heart makes a face cheerful,

but a sad heart produces a broken spirit.

14 A discerning mind seeks knowledge,

but the mouth of fools feeds on foolishness.

Proverbs 15:12–14 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

12 Scoffers do not like to be rebuked;

they will not go to the wise.

13 A glad heart makes a cheerful countenance,

but by sorrow of heart the spirit is broken.

14 The mind of one who has understanding seeks knowledge,

but the mouths of fools feed on folly.

Proverbs 15:12–14 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

12 A scoffer does not like his rebuke;

to the wise he will not go.

13 A heart of gladness will make good countenance,

but in sorrow of heart a spirit is broken.

14 The heart of him who understands will seek knowledge,

but the faces of fools, they will feed on folly.

Proverbs 15:12–14 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

12 Anyone who makes fun of others doesn’t like to be corrected.

He won’t ask wise people for advice.

13 A happy heart makes a face look cheerful.

But a sad heart produces a broken spirit.

14 A heart that understands what is right looks for knowledge.

But the mouths of foolish people feed on what is foolish.