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Proverbs 8:5 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— O ye simple, understand prudence; And, ye fools, be of an understanding heart.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— O ye simple, understand wisdom: and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “O naive ones, understand prudence; And, O fools, understand wisdom.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— O ye simple, understand wisdom: and ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— O ye simple, understand prudence; and ye foolish, understand sense.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Understand, ye simple ones, shrewdness, and, ye dullards understand sense;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Understand, ye simple ones, prudence, And ye fools, understand the heart,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— O little ones understand subtlety, and ye unwise, take notice.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— O yee simple, vnderstand wisedome: and yee fooles, be yee of an vnderstanding heart.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— O ye simple, understand subtlety, and ye that are untaught, imbibe knowledge.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— O ye simple, understand wisdom: and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
O ye simple, 6612
{6612} Prime
From H6601; silly (that is, seducible).
understand 995
{0995} Prime
A primitive root; to separate mentally (or distinguish), that is, (generally) understand.
<8685> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 731
wisdom: 6195
{6195} Prime
Feminine of H6193; trickery; or (in a good sense) discretion.
and, ye fools, 3684
{3684} Prime
From H3688; properly fat, that is, (figuratively) stupid or silly.
be ye of an understanding 995
{0995} Prime
A primitive root; to separate mentally (or distinguish), that is, (generally) understand.
<8685> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 731
heart. 3820
{3820} Prime
A form of H3824; the heart; also used (figuratively) very widely for the feelings, the will and even the intellect; likewise for the centre of anything.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 8:5

_ _ wisdom — literally, “subtilty” in a good sense, or, “prudence.”

_ _ fools — as Proverbs 1:22.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 8:1-11.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 8:5

Ye simple — Who want knowledge, and experience. Fools — Wilful sinners.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Proverbs 1:22 How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?
Proverbs 9:4 Whoso [is] simple, let him turn in hither: [as for] him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him,
Psalms 19:7 The law of the LORD [is] perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD [is] sure, making wise the simple.
Psalms 94:8 Understand, ye brutish among the people: and [ye] fools, when will ye be wise?
Isaiah 42:13 The LORD shall go forth as a mighty man, he shall stir up jealousy like a man of war: he shall cry, yea, roar; he shall prevail against his enemies.
Isaiah 55:1-3 Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. ... Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, [even] the sure mercies of David.
Acts 26:18 To open their eyes, [and] to turn [them] from darkness to light, and [from] the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.
1 Corinthians 1:28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, [yea], and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:
1 Corinthians 6:9-11 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, ... And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
Revelation 3:17-18 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: ... I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and [that] the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.
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