Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

He who restrains his words has knowledge, And he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding.

King James Version

He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.

Holman Bible

The intelligent person restrains his words, and one who keeps a cool head is a man of understanding.

International Standard Version

Whoever controls what he says is knowledgeable; anyone who has a calm spirit is a man of understanding.

A Conservative Version

He who spares his words has knowledge, and he who is of a cool spirit is a man of understanding.

American Standard Version

He that spareth his words hath knowledge; And he that is of a cool spirit is a man of understanding.

Amplified

He who has knowledge spares his words, and a man of understanding has a cool spirit.

Bible in Basic English

He who has knowledge says little: and he who has a calm spirit is a man of good sense.

Darby Translation

He that hath knowledge spareth his words; and a man of understanding is of a cool spirit.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

He who has knowledge spares his words, and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.

Julia Smith Translation

He withholding his words will shew knowledge: I man of understanding is a cool spirit

King James 2000

He that has knowledge spares his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.

Lexham Expanded Bible

He who spares his sayings knows knowledge, and a cool spirit is a man of understanding.

Modern King James verseion

He who has knowledge uses few words; a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

He is wise and discreet that tempereth his words; and he is a man of understanding, that maketh much of his spirit.

NET Bible

The truly wise person restrains his words, and the one who stays calm is discerning.

New Heart English Bible

He who spares his words has knowledge. He who is even tempered is a man of understanding.

The Emphasized Bible

Sparing of his words, is one who valueth knowledge, and, of a thoughtful spirit, is a man of intelligence.

Webster

He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.

World English Bible

He who spares his words has knowledge. He who is even tempered is a man of understanding.

Youngs Literal Translation

One acquainted with knowledge is sparing his words, And the cool of temper is a man of understanding.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
He that hath
ידע 
Yada` 
Usage: 946

דּעת 
Da`ath 
Usage: 91

אמר 
'emer 
Usage: 49

and a man
אישׁ 
'iysh 
man , men , one , husband , any ,
Usage: 692

תּובנה תּבוּנה תּבוּןo 
Tabuwn 
Usage: 42

is of an excellent
יקר 
Yaqar 
Usage: 36

References

Context Readings

How Fools Live

26 It is also not good to fine the righteous, Nor to strike the noble for their uprightness. 27 He who restrains his words has knowledge, And he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding. 28 Even a fool, when he keeps silent, is considered wise; When he closes his lips, he is considered prudent.



Cross References

James 1:19

This you know, my beloved brethren But everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger;

Proverbs 10:19

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

Proverbs 14:29

He who is slow to anger has great understanding, But he who is quick-tempered exalts folly.

Proverbs 15:28

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

Proverbs 16:32

He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, And he who rules his spirit, than he who captures a city.

Ecclesiastes 9:17

The words of the wise heard in quietness are better than the shouting of a ruler among fools.

James 3:2

For we all stumble in many ways If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body as well.

James 3:18

And the seed whose fruit is righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.



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