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Proverbs 14:24 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— The crown of the wise is their riches; [But] the folly of fools is [only] folly.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— The crown of the wise [is] their riches: [but] the foolishness of fools [is] folly.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— The crown of the wise is their riches, [But] the folly of fools is foolishness.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— The crown of the wise [is] their riches: [but] the foolishness of fools [is] folly.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— The crown of the wise is their riches; the folly of the foolish is folly.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— The crown of the wise, is their wealth, but, the folly of dullards, is, folly.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— The crown of the wise is their wealth, The folly of fools [is] folly.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— The crown of the wise, is their riches: the folly of fools, imprudence.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— The crowne of the wise [is] their riches: [but] the foolishnesse of fooles [is] folly.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— A prudent man is the crown of the wise: but the occupation of fools is evil.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— The crown of the wise [is] their riches: [but] the foolishness of fools [is] folly.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
The crown 5850
{5850} Prime
From H5849; a crown.
of the wise 2450
{2450} Prime
From H2449; wise, (that is, intelligent, skilful or artful).
[is] their riches: 6239
{6239} Prime
From H6238; wealth.
[but] the foolishness 200
{0200} Prime
From the same as H0191; silliness.
of fools 3684
{3684} Prime
From H3688; properly fat, that is, (figuratively) stupid or silly.
[is] folly. 200
{0200} Prime
From the same as H0191; silliness.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 14:24

_ _ (Compare Proverbs 3:16).

_ _ foolishness ... folly — Folly remains, or produces folly; it has no benefit.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 14:24

_ _ Observe, 1. If men be wise and good, riches make them so much the more honourable and useful: The crown of the wise is their riches; their riches make them to be so much the more respected, and give them the more authority and influence upon others. Those that have wealth, and wisdom to use it, will have a great opportunity of honouring God and doing good in the world. Wisdom is good without an inheritance, but better with it. 2. If men be wicked and corrupt, their wealth will but the more expose them: The foolishness of fools, put them in what condition you will, is folly, and will show itself and shame them; if they have riches, they do mischief with them and are the more hardened in their foolish practices.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 14:24

Riches — They are a singular advantage and ornament to them. But — As for rich fools, their folly is not cured, but made worse and more manifest by their riches.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Psalms 112:9 He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor; his righteousness endureth for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honour.
Ecclesiastes 7:11-12 Wisdom [is] good with an inheritance: and [by it there is] profit to them that see the sun. ... For wisdom [is] a defence, [and] money [is] a defence: but the excellency of knowledge [is, that] wisdom giveth life to them that have it.
Isaiah 33:6 And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times, [and] strength of salvation: the fear of the LORD [is] his treasure.
Luke 16:9 And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations.


Proverbs 27:22 Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, [yet] will not his foolishness depart from him.
Psalms 49:10-13 For he seeth [that] wise men die, likewise the fool and the brutish person perish, and leave their wealth to others. ... This their way [is] their folly: yet their posterity approve their sayings. Selah.
Luke 12:19-20 And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, [and] be merry. ... But God said unto him, [Thou] fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?
Luke 16:19-25 There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day: ... But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.
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