23 A fool finds pleasure in wicked schemes, but a person of understanding delights in wisdom.

Other Translations of Proverbs 10:23

King James Version

23 It is as sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding hath wisdom.

English Standard Version

23 Doing wrong is like a joke to a fool, but wisdom is pleasure to a man of understanding.

The Message

23 An empty-head thinks mischief is fun, but a mindful person relishes wisdom.

New King James Version

23 To do evil is like sport to a fool, But a man of understanding has wisdom.

New Living Translation

23 Doing wrong is fun for a fool, but living wisely brings pleasure to the sensible.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 10:23

Commentary on Proverbs 10:23

(Read Proverbs 10:23)

Only foolish and wicked men divert themselves with doing harm to others, or tempting to sin.