Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

The wise in heart will receive commandments, but a prating fool shall fall.

New American Standard Bible

The wise of heart will receive commands,
But a babbling fool will be ruined.

King James Version

The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall.

Holman Bible

A wise heart accepts commands,
but foolish lips will be destroyed.

International Standard Version

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

American Standard Version

The wise in heart will receive commandments; But a prating fool shall fall.

Amplified


The wise in heart [are willing to learn so they] will accept and obey commands (instruction),
But the babbling fool [who is arrogant and thinks himself wise] will come to ruin.

Bible in Basic English

The wise-hearted man will let himself be ruled, but the man whose talk is foolish will have a fall.

Darby Translation

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

Julia Smith Translation

The wise of heart will receive commands: and the foolish of lips shall fall.

King James 2000

The wise in heart will heed commandments: but a prating fool shall fall.

Lexham Expanded Bible

A heart of wisdom will heed commandments, but a babbling fool will come to ruin.

Modern King James verseion

The wise in heart will receive commandments; but a babbling fool shall fall.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A wise man will receive warning; but a fool will sooner be smitten in the face.

NET Bible

The wise person accepts instructions, but the one who speaks foolishness will come to ruin.

New Heart English Bible

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

The Emphasized Bible

The wise in heart, will accept commandments, but, he that is foolish with his lips, shall be thrust away.

Webster

The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall.

World English Bible

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

Youngs Literal Translation

The wise in heart accepteth commands, And a talkative fool kicketh.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
חכם 
Chakam 
Usage: 137

will receive
לקח 
Laqach 
Usage: 966

מצוה 
Mitsvah 
Usage: 181

but a prating
שׂפת שׂפה 
Saphah 
Usage: 176

אויל 
'eviyl 
Usage: 26

References

Context Readings

Proverbs Concerning The Mouth

7 The memory of a righteous man is blessed, but the name of the wicked shall rot. 8 The wise in heart will receive commandments, but a prating fool shall fall. 9 He who walks uprightly walks securely, but he who perverts his ways shall be known.



Cross References

Proverbs 12:1

He who loves correction loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is brutish.

Psalm 119:34

Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law, yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.

Proverbs 1:5

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

Proverbs 9:9

Give opportunity to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser. Teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.

Proverbs 10:10

He who winks with the eye causes sorrow. And a prating fool shall fall.

Proverbs 12:13

A wicked man is snared by the transgression of [his] lips, but the righteous shall come out of trouble.

Proverbs 13:3

He who guards his mouth keeps his life. He who opens wide his lips shall have destruction.

Proverbs 14:8

The wisdom of a prudent man is to understand his way, but the folly of fools is deceit.

Proverbs 14:23

In all labor there is profit, but the talk of the lips [tends] only to poverty.

Proverbs 18:6-7

A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calls for stripes.

Ecclesiastes 10:12

The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious, but the lips of a fool will swallow himself up.

Matthew 7:24-25

Therefore every man, whoever hears these sayings of mine, and does them, I will compare him to a wise man who built his house upon the rock.

James 3:13

Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show from his good behavior his works in mildness of wisdom.

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