Proverbs 17:24

24 A discerning person keeps wisdom in view, but a fool’s eyes wander to the ends of the earth.

Proverbs 17:24 in Other Translations

KJV
24 Wisdom is before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.
ESV
24 The discerning sets his face toward wisdom, but the eyes of a fool are on the ends of the earth.
NLT
24 Sensible people keep their eyes glued on wisdom, but a fool’s eyes wander to the ends of the earth.
MSG
24 The perceptive find wisdom in their own front yard; fools look for it everywhere but right here.
CSB
24 Wisdom is the focus of the perceptive, but a fool's eyes roam to the ends of the earth.

Proverbs 17:24 In-Context

22 A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
23 The wicked accept bribes in secret to pervert the course of justice.
24 A discerning person keeps wisdom in view, but a fool’s eyes wander to the ends of the earth.
25 A foolish son brings grief to his father and bitterness to the mother who bore him.
26 If imposing a fine on the innocent is not good, surely to flog honest officials is not right.

Cross References 1

  • 1. S Job 31:1; Ecclesiastes 2:14
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