Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

A prudent man conceals knowledge, But the heart of fools proclaims folly.

King James Version

A prudent man concealeth knowledge: but the heart of fools proclaimeth foolishness.

Holman Bible

A shrewd person conceals knowledge, but a foolish heart publicizes stupidity.

International Standard Version

A prudent man keeps what he knows to himself, but the hearts of fools shout forth their foolishness.

A Conservative Version

A prudent man conceals knowledge, but the heart of fools proclaims foolishness.

American Standard Version

A prudent man concealeth knowledge; But the heart of fools proclaimeth foolishness.

Amplified

A prudent man is reluctant to display his knowledge, but the heart of [self-confident] fools proclaims their folly.

Bible in Basic English

A sharp man keeps back his knowledge; but the heart of foolish men makes clear their foolish thoughts.

Darby Translation

A prudent man concealeth knowledge; but the heart of the foolish proclaimeth folly.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The sane man conceals his wisdom: but the heart of fools proclaims foolishness.

Julia Smith Translation

A prudent man covered knowledge: and the heart of the foolish will meet folly.

King James 2000

A prudent man conceals knowledge: but the heart of fools proclaims foolishness.

Lexham Expanded Bible

A clever person conceals knowledge, but the heart of a fool announces folly.

Modern King James verseion

A wise man conceals knowledge, but the heart of fools cries out foolishness.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

He that hath understanding can hide his wisdom; but an indiscreet heart telleth out his foolishness.

NET Bible

The shrewd person conceals knowledge, but foolish people publicize folly.

New Heart English Bible

A prudent man keeps his knowledge, but the hearts of fools proclaim foolishness.

The Emphasized Bible

A prudent man, concealeth knowledge, but, the heart of dullards, proclaimeth folly.

Webster

A prudent man concealeth knowledge: but the heart of fools proclaimeth foolishness.

World English Bible

A prudent man keeps his knowledge, but the hearts of fools proclaim foolishness.

Youngs Literal Translation

A prudent man is concealing knowledge, And the heart of fools proclaimeth folly.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ערוּם 
`aruwm 
Usage: 11

אדם 
'adam 
Usage: 541

כּסה 
Kacah 
Usage: 152

דּעת 
Da`ath 
Usage: 91

of fools
כּסיל 
K@ciyl 
Usage: 70

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

22 Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD, But those who deal faithfully are His delight. 23 A prudent man conceals knowledge, But the heart of fools proclaims folly. 24 The hand of the diligent will rule, But the slack hand will be put to forced labor.



Cross References

Proverbs 13:16

Every prudent man acts with knowledge, But a fool displays folly.

Proverbs 15:2

The tongue of the wise makes knowledge acceptable, But the mouth of fools spouts folly.

Proverbs 11:13

He who goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets, But he who is trustworthy conceals a matter.

Proverbs 10:14

Wise men store up knowledge, But with the mouth of the foolish, ruin is at hand.

Proverbs 10:19

When there are many words, transgression is unavoidable, But he who restrains his lips is wise.

Ecclesiastes 10:3

Even when the fool walks along the road, his sense is lacking and he demonstrates to everyone that he is a fool.

Ecclesiastes 10:12-14

Words from the mouth of a wise man are gracious, while the lips of a fool consume him;



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