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Verse Comparison: Proverbs 10:23

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American Standard Version
It is as sport to a fool to do wickedness; And `so is' wisdom to a man of understanding.

Amplified® Bible
It is as sport to a [self-confident] fool to do wickedness, but to have skillful {and} godly Wisdom is pleasure {and} relaxation to a man of understanding.

Contemporary English Version
Fools enjoy doing wrong, but anyone with good sense enjoys acting wisely.

Darby English Version
It is as sport to a foolish [man] to do wickedness; but a man of understanding hath wisdom.

Good News Bible
It is foolish to enjoy doing wrong. Intelligent people take pleasure in wisdom.

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

New American Standard Bible
Doing wickedness is like sport to a fool, And {so is} wisdom to a man of understanding.

New International Version
A fool finds pleasure in evil conduct,
but a man of understanding delights in wisdom.

New King James Version
To do evil is like sport to a fool,
But a man of understanding has wisdom.

N.A.S.B. in E-Prime
Doing wickedness feels like sport to a fool, And so does wisdom to a man of understanding.

Revised Standard Version
It is like sport to a fool to do wrong, but wise conduct is pleasure to a man of understanding.

Young's Literal Translation
To execute inventions `is' as play to a fool, And wisdom to a man of understanding.


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