Proverbs 17:24
Parallel Strong's
Berean Study Bible
Wisdom is the focus of the discerning, but the eyes of a fool wander to the ends of the earth.

Young's Literal Translation
The face of the intelligent [is] to wisdom, And the eyes of a fool—at the end of the earth.

King James Bible
Wisdom [is] before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool [are] in the ends of the earth.

חָכְמָ֑ה (ḥāḵ·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 2451: Wisdom

is the focus
פְּנֵ֣י (pə·nê)
Noun - common plural construct
Strong's 6440: The face

of the discerning,
מֵבִ֣ין (mê·ḇîn)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 995: To separate mentally, understand

but the eyes
וְעֵינֵ֥י (wə·‘ê·nê)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - cdc
Strong's 5869: An eye, a fountain

of a fool
כְ֝סִ֗יל (ḵə·sîl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3684: Stupid fellow, dullard, fool

wander to the ends
בִּקְצֵה־ (biq·ṣêh-)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 7097: End, extremity

of the earth.
אָֽרֶץ׃ (’ā·reṣ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 776: Earth, land


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