Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

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.

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 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 Wisdom characterizes the speech of the discerning, but the rod is for the backs of those lacking discernment. 14 Those who are wise store up knowledge, but when the fool speaks, destruction is near. 15 The rich hide within the fortress that is their wealth, but the poor are dismayed due to their poverty.



Cross References

Proverbs 18:7

A fool's mouth is his unraveling, and his lips entrap himself.

Proverbs 10:8

The wise person accepts commands, but the chattering fool will be brought down.

Proverbs 9:9

Counsel a wise man, and he will be wiser still; teach a righteous man, and he will add to his learning.

Proverbs 10:10

Those who wink their eyes are trouble makers, and the mocking fool will be brought down.

Proverbs 13:3

Anyone who guards his words protects his life; anyone who talks too much is ruined.

Proverbs 1:5

Let the wise listen and increase their learning; let the person of understanding receive guidance

Proverbs 18:1

Whoever isolates himself pursues selfish ends; he resists all sound advice.

Proverbs 18:15

The mind of a discerning person gains knowledge, while the ears of wise people seek out knowledge.

Proverbs 19:8

Whoever obtains wisdom loves himself, and whoever treasures understanding will prosper.

Proverbs 21:23

Whoever watches his mouth and tongue keeps himself from trouble.

Matthew 12:35

A good person brings good things out of a good treasure house, and an evil person brings evil things out of an evil treasure house.

Matthew 13:44

"The kingdom from heaven is like treasure hidden in a field that a man found and hid. In his excitement he went and sold everything he had and bought that field."

Matthew 13:52

Then he told them, "That is why every scribe who has been trained for the kingdom from heaven is like the master of a household who brings both new and old things out of his treasure chest."

2 Corinthians 4:6-7

For God, who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," has shone in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God's glory in the face of Jesus the Messiah.

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