Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

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

A Conservative Version

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

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

Wise men store up knowledge [in mind and heart], but the mouth of the foolish is a present destruction.

Bible in Basic English

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

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Wise men keep knowledge, but the mouth of the foolish is near unto calamity.

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 an intelligent man wisdom is found; but a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding. 14 The wise lay up knowledge; but the mouth of the fool is near 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 destruction to him, and his lips are a snare to his soul.

Proverbs 10:8

The wise in heart receiveth commandments; but a prating fool shall fall.

Proverbs 9:9

Impart to a wise man, and he will become yet wiser; teach a righteous man, and he will increase learning.

Proverbs 10:10

He that winketh with the eye causeth grief, and a prating fool shall fall.

Proverbs 13:3

He that guardeth his mouth keepeth his soul; destruction shall be to him that openeth wide his lips.

Proverbs 1:5

He that is wise will hear, and will increase learning; and the intelligent will gain wise counsels:

Proverbs 18:1

He that separateth himself seeketh his pleasure, he is vehement against all sound wisdom.

Proverbs 18:15

The heart of an intelligent man getteth knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.

Proverbs 19:8

He that getteth sense loveth his own soul; he that keepeth understanding shall find good.

Proverbs 21:23

Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.

Matthew 12:35

The good man out of the good treasure brings forth good things; and the wicked man out of the wicked treasure brings forth wicked things.

Matthew 13:44

The kingdom of the heavens is like a treasure hid in the field, which a man having found has hid, and for the joy of it goes and sells all whatever he has, and buys that field.

Matthew 13:52

And he said to them, For this reason every scribe discipled to the kingdom of the heavens is like a man that is a householder who brings out of his treasure things new and old.

2 Corinthians 4:6-7

Because it is the God who spoke that out of darkness light should shine who has shone in our hearts for the shining forth of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

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