3 A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.

Other Translations of Proverbs 22:3

New International Version

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

English Standard Version

3 The prudent sees danger and hides himself, but the simple go on and suffer for it.

The Message

3 A prudent person sees trouble coming and ducks; a simpleton walks in blindly and is clobbered.

New King James Version

3 A prudent man foresees evil and hides himself, But the simple pass on and are punished.

New Living Translation

3 A prudent person foresees danger and takes precautions. The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 22:3

Commentary on Proverbs 22:3

(Read Proverbs 22:3)

Faith foresees the evil coming upon sinners, and looks to Jesus Christ as the sure refuge from the storm.