Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

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.

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
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 Furthermore, it isn't good to fine the righteous, or to beat an official because of his uprightness. 27 Whoever controls what he says is knowledgeable; anyone who has a calm spirit is a man of understanding. 28 Even a fool is thought to be wise when he remains silent; he is thought to be prudent when he keeps his mouth shut.



Cross References

James 1:19

You must understand this, my dear brothers. Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.

Proverbs 10:19

Transgression is at work where people talk too much, but anyone who holds his tongue is prudent.

Proverbs 14:29

Being slow to get angry compares to great understanding as being quick-tempered compares to stupidity.

Proverbs 15:28

The mind of the righteous thinks before speaking, but the wicked person spews out evil.

Proverbs 16:32

Whoever controls his temper is better than a warrior, and anyone who has control of his spirit is better than someone who captures a city.

Ecclesiastes 9:17

The softly spoken words of the wise are to be heard rather than the shouts of a ruler of fools.

James 3:2

For all of us make many mistakes. If someone does not make any mistakes when he speaks, he is perfect and able to control his whole body.

James 3:18

And a harvest of righteousness is grown from the seed of peace planted by peacemakers.

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