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

Other Translations of Proverbs 27:12

New International Version

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

English Standard Version

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

The Message

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

New King James Version

12 A prudent man foresees evil and hides himself; The simple pass on and are punished.

New Living Translation

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

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 27:12

Commentary on Proverbs 27:12

(Read Proverbs 27:12)

Where there is temptation, if we thrust ourselves into it, there will be sin, and punishment will follow.