Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

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

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.

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

man
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 Jehovah; but they that deal truly are his delight. 23 A prudent man concealeth knowledge; but the heart of the foolish proclaimeth folly. 24 The hand of the diligent shall bear rule; but the slothful hand shall be under tribute.



Cross References

Proverbs 13:16

Every prudent man acteth with knowledge; but the foolish layeth open his folly.

Proverbs 15:2

The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright; but the mouth of the foolish poureth out folly.

Proverbs 11:13

He that goeth about talebearing revealeth secrets; but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.

Proverbs 10:14

The wise lay up knowledge; but the mouth of the fool is near destruction.

Proverbs 10:19

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

Ecclesiastes 10:3

Yea also, when he that is a fool walketh by the way, his sense faileth him, and he saith to every one that he is a fool.

Ecclesiastes 10:12-14

The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious; but the lips of a fool swallow up himself.

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