The Passion Translation
18 The naïve demonstrate a lack of wisdom,
but the lovers of wisdom are crowned with revelation-knowledge.
19 Evil ones will pay tribute to good people
and eventually come to be servants of the godly.[a]
20 The poor are disliked even by their neighbors,
but everyone wants to get close to the wealthy.
- Proverbs 14:19 The Hebrew phrase literally means “They will come [or bow] at the gates of the righteous.”
New International Version
King James Version
18 The simple inherit folly: but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.
19 The evil bow before the good; and the wicked at the gates of the righteous.
20 The poor is hated even of his own neighbour: but the rich hath many friends.Read full chapter