Proverbs 15:14
Parallel Strong's
Berean Study Bible
A discerning heart seeks knowledge, but the mouth of a fool feeds on folly.

Young's Literal Translation
The heart of the intelligent seeketh knowledge, And the mouth of fools enjoyeth folly.

King James Bible
The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge: but the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness.

A discerning
נָ֭בוֹן (nā·ḇō·wn)
Verb - Nifal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 995: To separate mentally, understand

לֵ֣ב (lêḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3820: The heart, the feelings, the will, the intellect, centre

יְבַקֶּשׁ־ (yə·ḇaq·qeš-)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1245: To search out, to strive after

דָּ֑עַת (dā·‘aṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 1847: Knowledge

but the mouth
וּפִ֥י (ū·p̄î)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 6440: The face

of a fool
כְ֝סִילִ֗ים (ḵə·sî·lîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 3684: Stupid fellow, dullard, fool

feeds on
יִרְעֶ֥ה (yir·‘eh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7462: To tend a, flock, pasture it, in, to graze, to rule, to associate with

אִוֶּֽלֶת׃ (’iw·we·leṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 200: Silliness


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