Proverbs 18:13



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

He who gives an answer before he hears, It is folly and shame to him.

King James Version

He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.

Holman Bible

The one who gives an answer before he listens- this is foolishness and disgrace for him.

International Standard Version

Whoever answers before listening is both foolish and shameful.

A Conservative Version

He who gives answer before he hears, it is folly and shame to him.

American Standard Version

He that giveth answer before he heareth, It is folly and shame unto him.

Amplified

He who answers a matter before he hears the facts -- "it is folly and shame to him.

Bible in Basic English

To give an answer before hearing is a foolish thing and a cause of shame.

Darby Translation

He that giveth answer before he heareth, it is folly and shame unto him.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For him that answers a word before he hears, it is folly and reproach unto him.

Julia Smith Translation

He turning back the word before he shall hear it, is folly and shame to him.

King James 2000

He that answers a matter before he hears it, it is folly and shame unto him.

Lexham Expanded Bible

He who returns a word before he will hear, folly itself [belongs] to him as well as shame.

Modern King James verseion

If one answers a matter before he hears, it is folly and shame to him.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

He that giveth sentence in a matter before he hear it, is a fool, and worthy to be confounded.

NET Bible

The one who gives an answer before he listens -- that is his folly and his shame.

New Heart English Bible

He who gives answer before he hears, that is folly and shame to him.

New simplified Bible

It is foolishness and shame to answer a matter before you hear it.

The Emphasized Bible

He that answereth before he heareth, a folly, it is to him, and, a reproach.

Webster

He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame to him.

World English Bible

He who gives answer before he hears, that is folly and shame to him.

Youngs Literal Translation

Whoso is answering a matter before he heareth, Folly it is to him and shame.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
שׁוּב 
Shuwb 
Usage: 1058

דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

שׁמע 
Shama` 
Usage: 1158

it, it is folly
אוּלת 
'ivveleth 
Usage: 25

and shame
כּלמּה 
K@limmah 
Usage: 30

References

Context Readings

How To Avoid Fools And Foolishness

12 Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, But humility goes before honor. 13 He who gives an answer before he hears, It is folly and shame to him. 14 The spirit of a man can endure his sickness, But as for a broken spirit who can bear it?



Cross References

John 7:51

"Our Law does not judge a man unless it first hears from him and knows what he is doing, does it?"

Deuteronomy 13:14

then you shall investigate and search out and inquire thoroughly. If it is true and the matter established that this abomination has been done among you,

2 Samuel 16:4

So the king said to Ziba, "Behold, all that belongs to Mephibosheth is yours." And Ziba said, "I prostrate myself; let me find favor in your sight, O my lord, the king!"

2 Samuel 19:24-30

Then Mephibosheth the son of Saul came down to meet the king; and he had neither cared for his feet, nor trimmed his mustache, nor washed his clothes, from the day the king departed until the day he came home in peace.

Esther 3:10-15

Then the king took his signet ring from his hand and gave it to Haman, the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, the enemy of the Jews.

Esther 8:5-17

Then she said, "If it pleases the king and if I have found favor before him and the matter seems proper to the king and I am pleasing in his sight, let it be written to revoke the letters devised by Haman, the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, which he wrote to destroy the Jews who are in all the king's provinces.

Job 29:16

"I was a father to the needy, And I investigated the case which I did not know.

Proverbs 20:25

It is a trap for a man to say rashly, "It is holy!" And after the vows to make inquiry.

Daniel 6:9

Therefore King Darius signed the document, that is, the injunction.

Daniel 6:14

Then, as soon as the king heard this statement, he was deeply distressed and set his mind on delivering Daniel; and even until sunset he kept exerting himself to rescue him.

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