Proverbs 12:15

15 The way of fools seems right to them, but the wise listen to advice.

Read Proverbs 12:15 Using Other Translations

The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.
Fools think their own way is right, but the wise listen to others.

What does Proverbs 12:15 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Proverbs 12:15

The way of a fool [is] right in his own eyes
Whether it be the way of open profaneness, or self-righteousness, it appears to him to be the right way; it seems to him a very plain one, and he finds it pleasant; and, trusting to carnal sense, corrupt reason, and a false judgment, and having a high opinion of himself and his own knowledge, never asks after the right way, nor takes the advice of others; but he that hearkeneth unto counsel [is] wise;
that asks advice and takes it of such who are men of age and experience, men of longer standing, and are wiser than himself; who consults the word of God about the right way of walk, worship, and salvation, and makes the testimonies of God the men of his counsel, which are able to make him wise unto salvation; who hearkens to the counsel of Gospel ministers, and obeys it; and especially to Jesus Christ the wonderful Counsellor, and to the advice he gives, ( Revelation 3:18 ) ; and who not only hears his words, but does them; such an one is a wise man, ( Matthew 7:24 Matthew 7:25 ) .

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