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Proverbs 16:22
NIV:  Prudence is a fountain of life to the prudent, but folly brings punishment to fools.
NAS:  Understanding is a fountain of life to one who has it, But the discipline of fools is folly.
KJV:  Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it: but the instruction of fools is folly.
GWT:  Understanding is a fountain of life to the one who has it, but stubborn fools punish themselves with their stupidity.
ASV:  Understanding is a well-spring of life unto him that hath it; But the correction of fools is their folly.
BBE:  Wisdom is a fountain of life to him who has it; but the punishment of the foolish is their foolish behaviour.
DBY:  Wisdom is a fountain of life for him that hath it; but the instruction of fools is folly.
DRB:  Knowledge is a fountain of life to him that possesseth it: the instruction of fools is foolishness.
WBS:  Understanding is a well-spring of life to him that hath it: but the instruction of fools is folly.
WEB:  Understanding is a fountain of life to one who has it, but the punishment of fools is their folly.
YLT:  A fountain of life is understanding to its possessors, The instruction of fools is folly.

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