Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

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

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.

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
דּעת 
Da`ath 
Usage: 91

אמר 
'emer 
Usage: 49

and a man
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

תּובנה תּבוּנה תּבוּןo 
Tabuwn 
Usage: 42

is of an excellent
יקר 
Yaqar 
Usage: 36

References

Context Readings

How Fools Live

26 To punish a righteous man is not good, nor to strike nobles because of their uprightness. 27 He that hath knowledge spareth his words; and a man of understanding is of a cool spirit. 28 Even a fool when he holdeth his peace is reckoned wise, and he that shutteth his lips, intelligent.



Cross References

James 1:19

So that, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath;

Proverbs 10:19

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

Proverbs 14:29

He that is slow to anger is of great understanding; but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.

Proverbs 15:28

The heart of a righteous man studieth to answer; but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things.

Proverbs 16:32

He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.

Ecclesiastes 9:17

The words of the wise are heard in quiet more than the cry of him that ruleth among fools.

James 3:2

For we all often offend. If any one offend not in word, he is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body too.

James 3:18

But the fruit of righteousness in peace is sown for them that make peace.

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