Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

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

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 shall be exalted: and by the mouth of the unjust it shall be overthrown. 12 He wanting heart despised for his neighbor: and a man of understanding will be silent. 13 He going about tale-bearing reveals a secret: and he being faithful of spirit hides the word.



Cross References

Judges 9:27-29

And they will go forth to the field, and they will gather their vineyards, and they will tread down, and they will make rejoicings, and go in to the house of their God, and they will eat and drink, and curse Abimelech.

Judges 9:38

And Zebul will say to him, Where now thy mouth with which thou wilt say, Who Abimelech, that we shall serve him? is not this the people which thou despised it? now go forth now, and fight with it

1 Samuel 10:27

And the sons of Belial said, What shall this save us? And they will despise him and will not bring him a gift; and he will be as keeping silence.

2 Kings 18:36

And the people were silent and answered him not a word: for it was the command of the king, saying, Ye shall not answer.

Nehemiah 4:2-4

And he will say before his brethren and the strength of Shomeron, and he will say, What are the feeble Jews doing? will they leave to themselves? will they sacrifice? will they finish in a day? will they give life to the stones of the heaps of dust, and they being burnt?

Psalm 123:3-4

Compassionate us, O Jehovah, compassionate us: for we were much filled with contempt

Proverbs 10:19

In the multitude of words transgression shall not cease: and he withholding his lips is prudent

Proverbs 14:21

He despising to his neighbor, sins: and he compassionating the poor, he is happy.

Luke 16:14

And the Pharisees heard all these things, being avaricious: and they derided him.

Luke 18:9

And he spake to certain trusting upon themselves that they were just, and setting at nought the rest, this parable:

John 7:48-52

Have any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed in him?

1 Peter 2:23

Who, being reviled, reviled not back; suffering, he threatened not; and delivered to him judging justly;

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