Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

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

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.

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.

Darby Translation

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

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 A city is built up by the blessing of the upright,
but it is torn down by the mouth of the wicked.
12 Whoever shows contempt for his neighbor lacks sense,
but a man with understanding keeps silent.
13 A gossip goes around revealing a secret,
but a trustworthy person keeps a confidence.



Cross References

Judges 9:27-29

So they went out to the countryside and harvested grapes from their vineyards. They trampled the grapes and held a celebration. Then they went to the house of their god, and as they ate and drank, they cursed Abimelech.

Judges 9:38

Zebul replied, “Where is your mouthing off now? You said, ‘Who is Abimelech that we should serve him?’ Aren’t these the people you despised? Now go and fight them!”

1 Samuel 10:27

But some wicked men said, “How can this guy save us?” They despised him and did not bring him a gift, but Saul said nothing.

2 Kings 18:36

But the people kept silent; they didn’t say anything, for the king’s command was, “Don’t answer him.”

Nehemiah 4:2-4

before his colleagues and the powerful men of Samaria, and said, “What are these pathetic Jews doing? Can they restore it by themselves? Will they offer sacrifices? Will they ever finish it? Can they bring these burnt stones back to life from the mounds of rubble?”

Psalm 123:3-4

Show us favor, Lord, show us favor,
for we’ve had more than enough contempt.

Proverbs 10:19

When there are many words, sin is unavoidable,
but the one who controls his lips is wise.

Proverbs 14:21

The one who despises his neighbor sins,
but whoever shows kindness to the poor will be happy.

Luke 16:14

The Pharisees, who were lovers of money, were listening to all these things and scoffing at Him.

Luke 18:9

He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and looked down on everyone else:

John 7:48-52

Have any of the rulers or Pharisees believed in Him?

1 Peter 2:23

when He was reviled,
He did not revile in return;
when He was suffering,
He did not threaten
but entrusted Himself to the One who judges justly.

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