Parallel Verses

King James 2000

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

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 that has understanding wisdom is found: but a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding. 14 Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish is near destruction. 15 The rich man's wealth is his strong city: the ruin 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 heed commandments: but a prating fool shall fall.

Proverbs 9:9

Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.

Proverbs 10:10

He that winks with the eye causes trouble: but a prating fool shall fall.

Proverbs 13:3

He that keeps his mouth keeps his life: but he that opens wide his lips shall have destruction.

Proverbs 1:5

A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:

Proverbs 18:1

A man, having separated himself, seeks his own desire, and rages against all sound wisdom.

Proverbs 18:15

The heart of the prudent gets knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.

Proverbs 19:8

He that gets wisdom loves his own soul: he that keeps understanding shall find good.

Proverbs 21:23

Whosoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps his soul from troubles.

Matthew 12:35

A good man out of the good treasure of the heart brings forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things.

Matthew 13:44

Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; which when a man has found, he hides, and for joy thereof goes and sells all that he has, and buys that field.

Matthew 13:52

Then said he unto them, Therefore every scribe who is instructed concerning the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is a householder, who brings forth out of his treasure things new and old.

2 Corinthians 4:6-7

For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, has shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

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