Parallel Verses

Modern King James verseion

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

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.

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 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 understanding, wisdom is found; but a rod is for the back of him who is without understanding. 14 Wise ones store up knowledge; but the mouth of the foolish is near ruin. 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 receive commandments; but a babbling fool shall fall.

Proverbs 9:9

Give to a wise one, and he will be still wiser; teach a just one, and he will increase in learning.

Proverbs 10:10

He who winks the eye causes sorrow; but a babbling fool shall fall.

Proverbs 13:3

He who keeps his mouth keeps his life; he who opens his lips wide, it is ruin to him.

Proverbs 1:5

the wise hears and increases learning; and understanding ones get wisdom;

Proverbs 18:1

He that separates himself seeks his own desire; he breaks out 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 who gets wisdom loves his own soul; he who keeps understanding shall find good.

Proverbs 21:23

Whoever 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 out good things; and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings out evil things.

Matthew 13:44

Again, the kingdom of Heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which when a man has found it, he hides it, and for the joy of it goes and sells all that he has, and buys that field.

Matthew 13:52

Then He said to them, Therefore every scribe who is instructed to the kingdom of Heaven is like a man who is a householder, who brings out things new and old out of his treasure.

2 Corinthians 4:6-7

For it is God who said, "Out of darkness Light shall shine;" who shone in our hearts to give the brightness of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

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