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Proverbs 26:12 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? There is more hope of a fool than of him.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? [there is] more hope of a fool than of him.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? [there is] more hope of a fool than of him.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Hast thou seen a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope of a fool than of him.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Thou hast seen a man wise in his own eye,—more hope of a dullard, than of him!
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Thou hast seen a man wise in his own eyes, More hope of a fool than of him!
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Hast thou seen a man wise in his own conceit? there shall be more hope of a fool than of him.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Seest thou a man wise in his owne conceit? [there is] more hope of a foole then of him.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— I have seen a man who seemed to himself to be wise; but a fool had more hope than he.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? [there is] more hope of a fool than of him.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Seest 7200
{7200} Prime
רָאָה
ra'ah
{raw-aw'}
A primitive root; to see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitively, intransitively and causatively).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
thou a man 376
{0376} Prime
אִישׁ
'iysh
{eesh}
Contracted for H0582 (or perhaps rather from an unused root meaning to be extant); a man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation.).
wise 2450
{2450} Prime
חָכָם
chakam
{khaw-kawm'}
From H2449; wise, (that is, intelligent, skilful or artful).
in his own conceit? 5869
{5869} Prime
עַיִן
`ayin
{ah'-yin}
Probably a primitive word; an eye (literally or figuratively); by analogy a fountain (as the eye of the landscape).
[there is] more hope 8615
{8615} Prime
תִּקְוָה
tiqvah
{tik-vaw'}
From H6960; literally a cord (as an attachment (compare H6961)); figuratively expectancy.
of a fool 3684
{3684} Prime
כְּסִיל
k@ciyl
{kes-eel'}
From H3688; properly fat, that is, (figuratively) stupid or silly.
than of x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
him.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 26:12

_ _ The self-conceited are taught with more difficulty than the stupid.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 26:12

_ _ Here is, 1. A spiritual disease supposed, and that is self-conceit: Seest thou a man? Yes, we see many a one, wise in his own conceit, who has some little sense, but is proud of it, thinks it much more than it is, more than any of his neighbours, have, and enough, so that he needs no more, has such a conceit of his own abilities as makes him opinionative, dogmatical, and censorious; and all the use he makes of his knowledge is that it puffs him up. Or, if by a wise man we understand a religious man, it describes the character of those who, making some show of religion, conclude their spiritual state to be good when really it is very bad, like Laodicea, Revelation 3:17. 2. The danger of this disease. It is in a manner desperate: There is more hope of a fool, that knows and owns himself to be such, than of such a one. Solomon was not only a wise man himself, but a teacher of wisdom; and this observation he made upon his pupils, that he found his work most difficult and least successful with those that had a good opinion of themselves and were not sensible that they needed instruction. Therefore he that seems to himself to be wise must become a fool, that he may be wise, 1 Corinthians 3:18. There is more hope of a publican than of a proud Pharisee, Matthew 21:32. Many are hindered from being truly wise and religious by a false and groundless conceit that they are so, John 9:40, John 9:41.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Proverbs 26:12

Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? [there is] (g) more hope of a fool than of him.

(g) For the fool would rather be counselled than he: also the fool sins out of ignorance, and the other out of malice.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
Seest:

Proverbs 22:29 Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean [men].
Proverbs 29:20 Seest thou a man [that is] hasty in his words? [there is] more hope of a fool than of him.
Matthew 21:31 Whether of them twain did the will of [his] father? They say unto him, The first. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.
Luke 7:44 And he turned to the woman, and said unto Simon, Seest thou this woman? I entered into thine house, thou gavest me no water for my feet: but she hath washed my feet with tears, and wiped [them] with the hairs of her head.

a man:

Proverbs 26:5 Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit.
Proverbs 26:16 The sluggard [is] wiser in his own conceit than seven men that can render a reason.
Proverbs 28:11 The rich man [is] wise in his own conceit; but the poor that hath understanding searcheth him out.
Proverbs 29:20 Seest thou a man [that is] hasty in his words? [there is] more hope of a fool than of him.
Matthew 21:31 Whether of them twain did the will of [his] father? They say unto him, The first. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.
Luke 18:11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men [are], extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.
Romans 12:16 [Be] of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.
1 Corinthians 3:18-19 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise. ... For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.
2 Corinthians 8:1-2 Moreover, brethren, we do you to wit of the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia; ... How that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality.
Revelation 3:17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
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Pv 22:29; 26:5, 16; 28:11; 29:20. Mt 21:31. Lk 7:44; 18:11. Ro 12:16. 1Co 3:18. 2Co 8:1. Rv 3:17.

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