Parallel Verses

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

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.

Darby Translation

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

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 is void of understanding despises his neighbour, but the intelligent man remains silent. 13 A talebearer reveals secrets, but he that is of a faithful spirit conceals the matter.



Cross References

Judges 9:27-29

And they went out into the fields and gathered their vineyards and trod the grapes and made merry and went into the house of their gods and ate and drank and cursed Abimelech.

Judges 9:38

Then Zebul said unto him, Where is now thy mouth, with which thou didst say, Who is Abimelech that we should serve him? Is not this the people that thou hast despised? Go out now and fight with them.

1 Samuel 10:27

But the sons of Belial said, How shall this man save us? And they despised him and brought him no presents. But he pretended not to notice.

2 Kings 18:36

But the people remained silent and did not answer him a word, for the king had commanded, saying, Do not answer him.

Nehemiah 4:2-4

And he spoke before his brethren and the army of Samaria and said, What are these feeble Jews doing? Is this to be permitted them? Will they sacrifice? Will they finish on time? Will they resurrect the stones out of the heaps of the rubbish which were burned?

Psalm 123:3-4

Have mercy upon us, O LORD, have mercy upon us, for we are exceedingly weary of being held in contempt.

Proverbs 10:19

In the multitude of words there is no lack of rebellion, but he that refrains his lips is wise.

Proverbs 14:21

The sinner despises his neighbour, but he that has mercy on the poor is blessed.

Luke 16:14

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

Luke 18:9

And he spoke this parable unto some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and despised others:

John 7:48-52

Have any of the princes or of the Pharisees believed on him?

1 Peter 2:23

who, when he was cursed, did not return the curse; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but committed himself to him that judges righteously;

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