Proverbs 10:23
Parallel Strong's
Berean Study Bible
The fool delights in shameful conduct, but a man of understanding has wisdom.

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

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

The fool
לִ֭כְסִיל (liḵ·sîl)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3684: Stupid fellow, dullard, fool

כִּשְׂח֣וֹק (kiś·ḥō·wq)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7814: Laughter, derision, sport

in shameful
זִמָּ֑ה (zim·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 2154: A plan, device, wickedness

עֲשׂ֣וֹת (‘ă·śō·wṯ)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 6213: To do, make

but a man
לְאִ֣ישׁ (lə·’îš)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

of understanding
תְּבוּנָֽה׃ (tə·ḇū·nāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 8394: Intelligence, an argument, caprice

has wisdom.
וְ֝חָכְמָ֗ה (wə·ḥā·ḵə·māh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 2451: Wisdom


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