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Proverbs 14:16

16  aOne who is wise is cautious4 and bturns away from evil,

but a fool is reckless and careless.

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

16 The wise fear the Lord and shun evil,

but a fool is hotheaded and yet feels secure.

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

16 A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil:

But the fool rageth, and is confident.

Proverbs 14:16 — New Living Translation (NLT)

16 The wise are cautious and avoid danger;

fools plunge ahead with reckless confidence.

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

16 A wise man fears and departs from evil,

But a fool rages and is self-confident.

Proverbs 14:16 — New Century Version (NCV)

16 Wise people are careful and stay out of trouble,

but fools are careless and quick to act.

Proverbs 14:16 — American Standard Version (ASV)

16 A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil;

But the fool beareth himself insolently, and is confident.

Proverbs 14:16 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

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

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

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

but a fool is carelessand overconfident. 

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

16 A wise man is cautious and turns from evil,

but a fool is easily angered and is careless.

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

16 The wise are cautious and turn away from evil,

but the fool throws off restraint and is careless.

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

16 The wise is cautious and turns from evil,

but the fool throws off restraint and is confident.

Proverbs 14:16 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

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

But a foolish person gets mad and is thoughtless.

Proverbs 14:16 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

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

But a fool is arrogant and careless.


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