15 The simple believe anything, but the prudent give thought to their steps.

Other Translations of Proverbs 14:15

King James Version

15 The simple believeth every word: but the prudent man looketh well to his going.

English Standard Version

15 The simple believes everything, but the prudent gives thought to his steps.

The Message

15 The gullible believe anything they're told; the prudent sift and weigh every word.

New King James Version

15 The simple believes every word, But the prudent considers well his steps.

New Living Translation

15 Only simpletons believe everything they're told! The prudent carefully consider their steps.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 14:15

Commentary on Proverbs 14:15

(Read Proverbs 14:15)

Eager readiness to believe what others say, has ever proved mischievous. The whole world was thus ruined at first. The man who is spiritually wise, depends on the Saviour alone for acceptance. He is watchful against the enemies of his salvation, by taking heed to God's word.