Proverbs 22:3

3 The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty.

Proverbs 22:3 in Other Translations

KJV
3 A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.
ESV
3 The prudent sees danger and hides himself, but the simple go on and suffer for it.
NLT
3 A prudent person foresees danger and takes precautions. The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences.
MSG
3 A prudent person sees trouble coming and ducks; a simpleton walks in blindly and is clobbered.
CSB
3 A sensible person sees danger and takes cover, but the inexperienced keep going and are punished.

Proverbs 22:3 In-Context

1 A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.
2 Rich and poor have this in common: The LORD is the Maker of them all.
3 The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty.
4 Humility is the fear of the LORD; its wages are riches and honor and life.
5 In the paths of the wicked are snares and pitfalls, but those who would preserve their life stay far from them.

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