Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

He that despiseth his neighbour is void of heart; but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.

New American Standard Bible

He who despises his neighbor lacks sense, But a man of understanding keeps silent.

King James Version

He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.

Holman Bible

Whoever shows contempt for his neighbor lacks sense,
but a man with understanding keeps silent.

International Standard Version

Whoever belittles his neighbor lacks sense, but the discerning man controls his comments.

A Conservative Version

He who despises his neighbor is void of wisdom, but a man of understanding holds his peace.

American Standard Version

He that despiseth his neighbor is void of wisdom; But a man of understanding holdeth his peace.

Amplified

He who belittles and despises his neighbor lacks sense, but a man of understanding keeps silent.

Bible in Basic English

He who has a poor opinion of his neighbour has no sense, but a wise man keeps quiet.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

He that is void of understanding despises his neighbour, but the intelligent man remains silent.

Julia Smith Translation

He wanting heart despised for his neighbor: and a man of understanding will be silent.

King James 2000

He that is void of wisdom despises his neighbor: but a man of understanding holds his peace.

Lexham Expanded Bible

He who lacks {sense} belittles his neighbor, but a person of intelligence will remain silent.

Modern King James verseion

One despising his friend lacks heart, but a man of understanding remains silent.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A fool bringeth up a slander of his neighbour; but a wise man will keep it secret.

NET Bible

The one who denounces his neighbor lacks wisdom, but the one who has discernment keeps silent.

New Heart English Bible

One who despises his neighbor is void of wisdom, but a man of understanding holds his peace.

The Emphasized Bible

He that sheweth contempt for his neighbour, lacketh sense, but, a man of understanding, observeth silence.

Webster

He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbor: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.

World English Bible

One who despises his neighbor is void of wisdom, but a man of understanding holds his peace.

Youngs Literal Translation

Whoso is despising his neighbour lacketh heart, And a man of understanding keepeth silence.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
He that is void
חסר 
Chacer 
Usage: 18

בּוּז 
Buwz 
Usage: 13

but a man
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

תּובנה תּבוּנה תּבוּןo 
Tabuwn 
Usage: 42

References

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

11 By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted; but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked. 12 He that despiseth his neighbour is void of heart; but a man of understanding holdeth his peace. 13 He that goeth about talebearing revealeth secrets; but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.



Cross References

Judges 9:27-29

And they went out into the field, and gathered the grapes from their vineyards and trod them, and held festival, and went into the house of their god, and ate and drank and reviled Abim'elech.

Judges 9:38

Then Zebul said to him, "Where is your mouth now, you who said, 'Who is Abim'elech, that we should serve him?' Are not these the men whom you despised? Go out now and fight with them."

1 Samuel 10:27

But the children of Belial said, How should this man save us? And they despised him, and brought him no gifts. But he was as one deaf.

2 Kings 18:36

But the people were silent and answered him not a word; for the king's command was, saying, Answer him not.

Nehemiah 4:2-4

And he spoke before his brethren and the army of Samaria, and said, What do these feeble Jews? shall they be permitted to go on? Will they offer sacrifices? Will they finish in a day? Will they revive the stones out of the heaps of rubbish, when they are burned?

Psalm 123:3-4

Be gracious unto us, O Jehovah, be gracious unto us; for we are exceedingly filled with contempt.

Proverbs 10:19

In the multitude of words there wanteth not transgression; but he that restraineth his lips doeth wisely.

Proverbs 14:21

He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth; but he that is gracious to the afflicted, happy is he.

Luke 16:14

And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things, and mocked him.

Luke 18:9

And he spoke also to some, who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and made nothing of all the rest of men, this parable:

John 7:48-52

Has any one of the rulers believed on him, or of the Pharisees?

1 Peter 2:23

who, when reviled, reviled not again; when suffering, threatened not; but gave himself over into the hands of him who judges righteously;

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