(that is, seducible
A primitive root; properly to build up
; to foster
as a parent or nurse; figuratively to render
or faithful, to trust
or believe, to be permanent
or quiet; morally to be true
or certain; once (in Isaiah 30:21; by interchange for H0541
) to go to the right hand
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811
Count - 4046
; properly the whole
; hence all
(in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
; a word
; by implication a matter
of) or thing
; adverbially a cause
but the prudent
Passive participle of H6191
(usually in a bad sense).
] looketh well
A primitive root; to separate
mentally (or distinguish
), that is, (generally) understand
Stem - Qal (See H8851
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811
Count - 19885
to his going.
in the sense of going
; a step
_ _ The simple ... word He is credulous, not from love, but heedlessness (Proverbs 13:16).
_ _ Note, 1. It is folly to be credulous, to heed every flying report, to give ear to every man's story, though ever so improbable, to take things upon trust from common fame, to depend upon every man's profession of friendship and give credit to every one that will promise payment; those are simple who thus believe every word, forgetting that all men, in some sense, are liars in comparison with God, all whose words we are to believe with an implicit faith, for he cannot lie. 2. It is wisdom to be cautious: The prudent man will try before he trusts, will weigh both the credibility of the witness and the probability of the testimony, and then give judgment as the thing appears or suspend his judgment till it appears. Prove all things, and believe not every spirit.
The simple A foolish man. Looketh He orders his dealings in the world with due circumspection, not considering so much what other men say as what he ought to do.
Proverbs 4:26 Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established.
Proverbs 22:3 A prudent [man] foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.
Proverbs 27:12 A prudent [man] foreseeth the evil, [and] hideth himself; [but] the simple pass on, [and] are punished.
Romans 16:18-19 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple. ... For your obedience is come abroad unto all [men]. I am glad therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have you wise unto that which is good, and simple concerning evil.
Ephesians 4:14 That we [henceforth] be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, [and] cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
Ephesians 5:17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord [is].
1 John 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
- the prudent:
Proverbs 14:8 The wisdom of the prudent [is] to understand his way: but the folly of fools [is] deceit.
Amos 5:13 Therefore the prudent shall keep silence in that time; for it [is] an evil time.
Acts 13:7 Which was with the deputy of the country, Sergius Paulus, a prudent man; who called for Barnabas and Saul, and desired to hear the word of God.
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User-Posted Comments on Proverbs 14:15
This scripture is saying the wise understand the truth.(which is and is given unto man). The Hebrew word translated "looketh well" is the word which means to understand(which means to distinguish and discern). Also, given the Hebrew word for trust is used as an action verb, this word means to act accordingly. Thus, " The seducible act according to every word(spoken word): but the cunning ones look well(understand) to his going. This is not a matter of walking without surety in the case of the cunning ones, this is a matter of the cunning ones looking into (researching) and examining their way before they take it, as opposed to the simple hasting into a way. The Spirit, which CHRIST sent leads and guides us into all truth. There is no need to worry about or ask the famous question of Plilate "What is truth?", because the Holy Spirit will shed light on everything in the path of God.
- Smooth (9/28/2013 8:52:23 AM)
Did you know there are about 878 different gods that man created be careful what you say about anybody or any one who knows who is right and who is wrong our bible or scriptures are not the original as like the bible how do we know what they left out when they translated it ?
- G (9/19/2013 3:16:07 PM)