Proverbs 11:12



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

He who despises his neighbor lacks sense, But a man of understanding keeps silent.

King James Version

He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.

Holman Bible

Whoever shows contempt for his neighbor lacks sense, but a man with understanding keeps silent.

International Standard Version

Whoever belittles his neighbor lacks sense, but the discerning man controls his comments.

A Conservative Version

He who despises his neighbor is void of wisdom, but a man of understanding holds his peace.

American Standard Version

He that despiseth his neighbor is void of wisdom; But a man of understanding holdeth his peace.

Amplified

He who belittles and despises his neighbor lacks sense, but a man of understanding keeps silent.

Bible in Basic English

He who has a poor opinion of his neighbour has no sense, but a wise man keeps quiet.

Darby Translation

He that despiseth his neighbour is void of heart; but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

He that is void of understanding despises his neighbour, but the intelligent man remains silent.

Julia Smith Translation

He wanting heart despised for his neighbor: and a man of understanding will be silent.

King James 2000

He that is void of wisdom despises his neighbor: but a man of understanding holds his peace.

Lexham Expanded Bible

He who lacks {sense} belittles his neighbor, but a person of intelligence will remain silent.

Modern King James verseion

One despising his friend lacks heart, but a man of understanding remains silent.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A fool bringeth up a slander of his neighbour; but a wise man will keep it secret.

NET Bible

The one who denounces his neighbor lacks wisdom, but the one who has discernment keeps silent.

New Heart English Bible

One who despises his neighbor is void of wisdom, but a man of understanding holds his peace.

New simplified Bible

He who is void of wisdom despises his neighbor, but a man of understanding holds his peace.

The Emphasized Bible

He that sheweth contempt for his neighbour, lacketh sense, but, a man of understanding, observeth silence.

Webster

He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbor: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.

World English Bible

One who despises his neighbor is void of wisdom, but a man of understanding holds his peace.

Youngs Literal Translation

Whoso is despising his neighbour lacketh heart, And a man of understanding keepeth silence.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
He that is void
חסר 
Chacer 
Usage: 18

בּוּז 
Buwz 
Usage: 13

ריע רע 
Rea` 
Usage: 187

but a man
אישׁ 
'iysh 
man , men , one , husband , any ,
Usage: 692

תּובנה תּבוּנה תּבוּןo 
Tabuwn 
Usage: 42

References

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

11 By the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, But by the mouth of the wicked it is torn down. 12 He who despises his neighbor lacks sense, But a man of understanding keeps silent. 13 He who goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets, But he who is trustworthy conceals a matter.



Cross References

Judges 9:27-29

They went out into the field and gathered the grapes of their vineyards and trod them, and held a festival; and they went into the house of their god, and ate and drank and cursed Abimelech.

Judges 9:38

Then Zebul said to him, "Where is your boasting now with which you said, 'Who is Abimelech that we should serve him?' Is this not the people whom you despised? Go out now and fight with them!"

1 Samuel 10:27

But certain worthless men said, "How can this one deliver us?" And they despised him and did not bring him any present. But he kept silent.

2 Kings 18:36

But the people were silent and answered him not a word, for the king's commandment was, "Do not answer him."

Nehemiah 4:2-4

He spoke in the presence of his brothers and the wealthy men of Samaria and said, "What are these feeble Jews doing? Are they going to restore it for themselves? Can they offer sacrifices? Can they finish in a day? Can they revive the stones from the dusty rubble even the burned ones?"

Psalm 123:3-4

Be gracious to us, O LORD, be gracious to us, For we are greatly filled with contempt.

Proverbs 10:19

When there are many words, transgression is unavoidable, But he who restrains his lips is wise.

Proverbs 14:21

He who despises his neighbor sins, But happy is he who is gracious to the poor.

Luke 16:14

Now the Pharisees, who were lovers of money, were listening to all these things and were scoffing at Him.

Luke 18:9

And He also told this parable to some people who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and viewed others with contempt:

John 7:48-52

"No one of the rulers or Pharisees has believed in Him, has he?

1 Peter 2:23

and while being reviled, He did not revile in return; while suffering, He uttered no threats, but kept entrusting Himself to Him who judges righteously;



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