Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

Wise men lay up knowledge, but the mouth of a foolish man is a present destruction.

New American Standard Bible

Wise men store up knowledge,
But with the mouth of the foolish, ruin is at hand.

King James Version

Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish is near destruction.

Holman Bible

The wise store up knowledge,
but the mouth of the fool hastens destruction.

International Standard Version

Those who are wise store up knowledge, but when the fool speaks, destruction is near.

American Standard Version

Wise men lay up knowledge; But the mouth of the foolish is a present destruction.

Amplified


Wise men store up and treasure knowledge [in mind and heart],
But with the mouth of the foolish, ruin is at hand.

Bible in Basic English

Knowledge is stored up by the wise, but the mouth of the foolish man is a destruction which is near.

Darby Translation

The wise lay up knowledge; but the mouth of the fool is near destruction.

Julia Smith Translation

The wise shall hide knowledge: and the mouth of the foolish drew near destruction.

King James 2000

Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish is near destruction.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Those who are wise lay up knowledge, but [to] the mouth of the fool, ruin draws near.

Modern King James verseion

Wise ones store up knowledge; but the mouth of the foolish is near ruin.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Wise men lay up knowledge; but the mouth of the foolish is nigh destruction.

NET Bible

Those who are wise store up knowledge, but foolish speech leads to imminent destruction.

New Heart English Bible

Wise men lay up knowledge, but the mouth of the foolish is near ruin.

The Emphasized Bible

Wise men, treasure up knowledge, but, the mouth of the foolish, is a terror near at hand.

Webster

Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish is near destruction.

World English Bible

Wise men lay up knowledge, but the mouth of the foolish is near ruin.

Youngs Literal Translation

The wise lay up knowledge, and the mouth of a fool is near ruin.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
חכם 
Chakam 
Usage: 137

men lay up
צפן 
Tsaphan 
Usage: 32

דּעת 
Da`ath 
Usage: 91

but the mouth
פּה 
Peh 
Usage: 497

of the foolish
אויל 
'eviyl 
Usage: 26

is near
קרב קרוב 
Qarowb 
Usage: 77

References

Context Readings

Proverbs Concerning The Mouth

13 In the lips of him who has discernment wisdom is found, but a rod is for the back of him who is void of understanding. 14 Wise men lay up knowledge, but the mouth of a foolish man is a present destruction. 15 The rich man's wealth is his strong city. The destruction of the poor is their poverty.



Cross References

Proverbs 18:7

A fool's mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul.

Proverbs 10:8

The wise in heart will receive commandments, but a prating fool shall fall.

Proverbs 9:9

Give opportunity to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser. Teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.

Proverbs 10:10

He who winks with the eye causes sorrow. And a prating fool shall fall.

Proverbs 13:3

He who guards his mouth keeps his life. He who opens wide his lips shall have destruction.

Proverbs 1:5

that the wise man may hear, and increase in learning, and that the man of understanding may attain to sound counsels,

Proverbs 18:1

He who desires to separate himself seeks excuses, and rages against all sound wisdom.

Proverbs 18:15

The heart of a prudent man gets knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.

Proverbs 19:8

He who gets wisdom loves his own soul. He who keeps understanding shall find good.

Proverbs 21:23

He who keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps his soul from troubles.

Matthew 12:35

The good man out of his good treasure brings forth good things, and the evil man out of his evil treasure brings forth evil things.

Matthew 13:44

Again the kingdom of the heavens is like a treasure hidden in the field, which a man having found, he hid. And from the joy of it, he goes and sells all, as many things as he has, and buys that field.

Matthew 13:52

And he said to them, Because of this every scholar who has been instructed in the kingdom of the heavens is like a man, a house-ruler, who brings forth out of his treasure things new and old.

2 Corinthians 4:6-7

Because it is God who said, Out of darkness light is to shine, who shone in our hearts for an enlightenment of the knowledge of the glory of God in the presence of Jesus Christ.

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