Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.

Holman Bible

The tongue of the wise makes knowledge attractive, but the mouth of fools blurts out foolishness.

International Standard Version

The wise speak, presenting knowledge appropriately, but fools spout foolishness.

A Conservative Version

The tongue of the wise utters knowledge rightly, but the mouth of fools pours out folly.

American Standard Version

The tongue of the wise uttereth knowledge aright; But the mouth of fools poureth out folly.

Amplified

The tongue of the wise utters knowledge rightly, but the mouth of the [self-confident] fool pours out folly.

Bible in Basic English

Knowledge is dropping from the tongue of the wise; but from the mouth of the foolish comes a stream of foolish words.

Darby Translation

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

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The tongue of the wise shall adorn wisdom, but the mouth of fools shall speak foolishness.

Julia Smith Translation

The tongue of the wise will make knowledge good: and the mouth of the foolish will gush forth folly.

King James 2000

The tongue of the wise uses knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools pours out foolishness.

Lexham Expanded Bible

The tongue of the wise will dispense knowledge, but the mouth of fools will pour out folly.

Modern King James verseion

The tongue of the wise uses knowledge rightly, but the mouth of fools pours out foolishness.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A wise tongue commendeth knowledge; a foolish mouth babbleth out nothing but foolishness.

NET Bible

The tongue of the wise treats knowledge correctly, but the mouth of the fool spouts out folly.

New Heart English Bible

The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouth of fools gush out folly.

The Emphasized Bible

The tongue of the wise, adorneth knowledge, - but, the month of dullards, belcheth out folly.

Webster

The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.

World English Bible

The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouth of fools gush out folly.

Youngs Literal Translation

The tongue of the wise maketh knowledge good, And the mouth of fools uttereth folly.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
לשׁנה לשׁן לשׁון 
Lashown 
Usage: 116

of the wise
חכם 
Chakam 
Usage: 137

דּעת 
Da`ath 
Usage: 91

יטב 
Yatab 
Usage: 115

but the mouth
פּה 
Peh 
Usage: 497

of fools
כּסיל 
K@ciyl 
Usage: 70

נבע 
Naba` 
Usage: 11

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

1 A gentle answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger. 2 The tongue of the wise makes knowledge acceptable, But the mouth of fools spouts folly. 3 The eyes of the LORD are in every place, Watching the evil and the good.



Cross References

Proverbs 12:23

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

Proverbs 13:16

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

Proverbs 15:28

The heart of the righteous ponders how to answer, But the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things.

Psalm 45:1

My heart overflows with a good theme; I address my verses to the King; My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.

Psalm 59:7

Behold, they belch forth with their mouth; Swords are in their lips, For, they say, "Who hears?"

Proverbs 15:23

A man has joy in an apt answer, And how delightful is a timely word!

Proverbs 16:23

The heart of the wise instructs his mouth And adds persuasiveness to his lips.

Proverbs 25:11-12

Like apples of gold in settings of silver Is a word spoken in right circumstances.

Ecclesiastes 10:12-13

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

Isaiah 50:4

The Lord GOD has given Me the tongue of disciples, That I may know how to sustain the weary one with a word He awakens Me morning by morning, He awakens My ear to listen as a disciple.

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