The way of a fool seems right to him, but a wise man listens to advice.
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, But a wise man is he who listens to counsel.
Fools think they need no advice, but the wise listen to others.
Fools are headstrong and do what they like; wise people take advice.
The way of the foolish man seems right to him? but the wise man gives ear to suggestions.
Fools think their own way is right, but the wise listen to advice.
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, But he who heeds counsel is wise.
|NET © [draft] ITL|
|NET © Notes||
1 sn The way of a fool describes a headlong course of actions (“way” is an idiom for conduct) that is not abandoned even when wise advice is offered.
2 sn The fool believes that his own plans and ideas are perfect or “right” (יָשָׁר, yashar); he is satisfied with his own opinion.
3 tn Heb “in his own eyes.”
4 tn Or “a wise person listens to advice” (cf. NIV, NRSV, TEV, CEV, NLT).