Parallel Verses

World English Bible

Wise men lay 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 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.

Darby Translation

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

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.

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 is found on the lips of him who has discernment, but a rod is for the back of him who is void of understanding. 14 Wise men lay up knowledge, but the mouth of the foolish is near ruin. 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 a snare to his soul.

Proverbs 10:8

The wise in heart accept commandments, but a chattering fool will fall.

Proverbs 9:9

Instruct a wise man, and he will be still wiser. Teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.

Proverbs 10:10

One winking with the eye causes sorrow, but a chattering fool will fall.

Proverbs 13:3

He who guards his mouth guards his soul. One who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.

Proverbs 1:5

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

Proverbs 18:1

An unfriendly man pursues selfishness, and defies all sound judgment.

Proverbs 18:15

The heart of the discerning gets knowledge. 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 guards his mouth and his tongue keeps his soul from troubles.

Matthew 12:35

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

Matthew 13:44

"Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure hidden in the field, which a man found, and hid. In his joy, he goes and sells all that he has, and buys that field.

Matthew 13:52

He said to them, "Therefore, every scribe who has been made a disciple in the Kingdom of Heaven is like a man who is a householder, who brings out of his treasure new and old things."

2 Corinthians 4:6-7

seeing it is God who said, "Light will shine out of darkness," who has shone 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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