Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

The words of the wise are heard in quiet more than the cry of him that ruleth among fools.

New American Standard Bible

The words of the wise heard in quietness are better than the shouting of a ruler among fools.

King James Version

The words of wise men are heard in quiet more than the cry of him that ruleth among fools.

Holman Bible

The calm words of the wise are heeded
more than the shouts of a ruler over fools.

International Standard Version

The softly spoken words of the wise are to be heard rather than the shouts of a ruler of fools.

A Conservative Version

The words of the wise heard in quiet are better than the cry of him who rules among fools.

American Standard Version

The words of the wise heard in quiet are better than the cry of him that ruleth among fools.

Amplified

The words of wise men heard in quietness are better than the shouting of one who rules among fools.

Bible in Basic English

The words of the wise which come quietly to the ear are noted more than the cry of a ruler among the foolish.

Julia Smith Translation

The words of the wise being heard in quiet more than the cry of him ruling among the foolish.

King James 2000

The words of wise men are heard in quiet more than the cry of him that rules among fools.

Lexham Expanded Bible

The words of the wise are heard in peace [more] than the shouting of a ruler [is heard] among the fools.

Modern King James verseion

The words of the wise are heard in quiet more than the cry of him who rules among fools.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A wise man's counsel that is followed in silence, is far above the crying of a captain among fools.

NET Bible

The words of the wise are heard in quiet, more than the shouting of a ruler is heard among fools.

New Heart English Bible

The words of the wise heard in quiet are better than the cry of him who rules among fools.

The Emphasized Bible

The words of the wise, in quietness, are heard, - beyond the outcry of one who ruleth over dullards.

Webster

The words of wise men are heard in quiet more than the cry of him that ruleth among fools.

World English Bible

The words of the wise heard in quiet are better than the cry of him who rules among fools.

Youngs Literal Translation

The words of the wise in quiet are heard, More than the cry of a ruler over fools.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

of wise
חכם 
Chakam 
Usage: 137

in quiet
נחת 
Nachath 
Usage: 8

more than the cry
זעקה זעק 
Za`aq 
Usage: 18

משׁל 
Mashal 
Usage: 81

References

Hastings

Context Readings

Wisdom'Although Vulnerable'Is Superior To Folly

16 Then said I, Wisdom is better than strength; but the poor man's wisdom is despised, and his words are not heard. 17 The words of the wise are heard in quiet more than the cry of him that ruleth among fools. 18 Wisdom is better than weapons of war; but one sinner destroyeth much good.


Cross References

Genesis 41:33-40

And now let Pharaoh look himself out a man discreet and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt.

1 Samuel 7:3-6

And Samuel spoke to all the house of Israel, saying, If ye return to Jehovah with all your heart, put away the strange gods and the Ashtoreths from among you, and apply your hearts unto Jehovah, and serve him only; and he will deliver you out of the hand of the Philistines.

Proverbs 28:23

He that rebuketh a man shall afterwards find more favour than he that flattereth with the tongue.

Isaiah 42:2

He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street.

Isaiah 42:4

He shall not faint nor be in haste, till he have set justice in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law.

James 1:20

for man's wrath does not work God's righteousness.

James 3:17-18

But the wisdom from above first is pure, then peaceful, gentle, yielding, full of mercy and good fruits, unquestioning, unfeigned.

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