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Proverbs 16:22

22  Good sense is sa fountain of life to him who has it,

but the instruction of fools is folly.

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Proverbs 16:22 — The New International Version (NIV)

22 Prudence is a fountain of life to the prudent,

but folly brings punishment to fools.

Proverbs 16:22 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

22 Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it:

But the instruction of fools is folly.

Proverbs 16:22 — New Living Translation (NLT)

22 Discretion is a life-giving fountain to those who possess it,

but discipline is wasted on fools.

Proverbs 16:22 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

22 Understanding is a wellspring of life to him who has it.

But the correction of fools is folly.

Proverbs 16:22 — New Century Version (NCV)

22 Understanding is like a fountain which gives life to those who use it,

but foolishness brings punishment to fools.

Proverbs 16:22 — American Standard Version (ASV)

22 Understanding is a well-spring of life unto him that hath it;

But the correction of fools is their folly.

Proverbs 16:22 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

22 Wisdom is a fountain of life for him that hath it; but the instruction of fools is folly.

Proverbs 16:22 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

22 Understanding is a fountain of life to the one who has it, 

but stubborn fools punish themselves with their stupidity. 

Proverbs 16:22 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

22 Insight is a fountain of life for its possessor,

but the discipline of fools is folly.

Proverbs 16:22 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

22 Wisdom is a fountain of life to one who has it,

but folly is the punishment of fools.

Proverbs 16:22 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

22 A fountain of life is wisdom for its owner,

but the instruction of fools is folly.

Proverbs 16:22 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

22 Understanding is like a fountain of life to those who have it.

But foolish people are punished for the foolish things they do.

Proverbs 16:22 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

22 Understanding is a fountain of life to one who has it,

But the discipline of fools is folly.


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