New American Bible (Revised Edition)
18 The simple have folly as an adornment,
but the shrewd wear knowledge as a crown.[a]
19 The malicious bow down before the good,
and the wicked, at the gates of the just.
20 Even by their neighbors the poor are despised,
but a rich person’s friends are many.(A)
- 14:18 The inner quality of a person, simple or wise, will eventually be revealed.