Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Do not speak in the hearing of a fool,
For he will despise the wisdom of your words.

King James Version

Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will despise the wisdom of thy words.

Holman Bible

Don’t speak to a fool,
for he will despise the insight of your words.

International Standard Version

Don't speak when a fool is listening, because he'll despise your wise words.

American Standard Version

Speak not in the hearing of a fool; For he will despise the wisdom of thy words.

Amplified


Do not speak in the ears of a fool,
For he will despise the [godly] wisdom of your words.

Bible in Basic English

Say nothing in the hearing of a foolish man, for he will put no value on the wisdom of your words.

Darby Translation

Speak not in the ears of a foolish man, for he will despise the wisdom of thy words.

Julia Smith Translation

In the ears of the foolish thou shalt not speak, for he will despise for the understanding of thy words.

King James 2000

Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will despise the wisdom of your words.

Lexham Expanded Bible

In the ears of a fool do not speak, for he will despise the wisdom of your words.

Modern King James verseion

Do not speak in the ears of a fool, for he will despise the wisdom of your words.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Tell nothing into the ears of a fool, for he will despise the wisdom of thy words.

NET Bible

Do not speak in the ears of a fool, for he will despise the wisdom of your words.

New Heart English Bible

Do not speak in the ears of a fool, for he will despise the wisdom of your words.

The Emphasized Bible

In the ears of a dullard, do not speak, for he will despise the good sense of thy words.

Webster

Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will despise the wisdom of thy words.

World English Bible

Don't speak in the ears of a fool, for he will despise the wisdom of your words.

Youngs Literal Translation

In the ears of a fool speak not, For he treadeth on the wisdom of thy words.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1142

not in the ears
אזן 
'ozen 
Usage: 187

of a fool
כּסיל 
K@ciyl 
Usage: 70

for he will despise
בּוּז 
Buwz 
Usage: 13

the wisdom
שׂכל שׂכל 
Sekel 
Usage: 16

References

Fausets

Context Readings

Living With Your Neighbor

8 You will vomit up the morsel you have eaten,
And waste your compliments.
9 Do not speak in the hearing of a fool,
For he will despise the wisdom of your words.
10 Do not move the ancient boundary
Or go into the fields of the fatherless,



Cross References

Matthew 7:6

Do not give what is holy to dogs, and do not throw your pearls before swine, or they will trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.

Proverbs 1:7

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge;
Fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 9:7-8

He who corrects a scoffer gets dishonor for himself,
And he who reproves a wicked man gets insults for himself.

Proverbs 26:4-5

Do not answer a fool according to his folly,
Or you will also be like him.

Isaiah 36:21

But they were silent and answered him not a word; for the king’s commandment was, “Do not answer him.”

Luke 16:14

Now the Pharisees, who were lovers of money, were listening to all these things and were scoffing at Him.

John 8:52

The Jews said to Him, “Now we know that You have a demon. Abraham died, and the prophets also; and You say, ‘If anyone keeps My word, he will never taste of death.’

John 9:30-34

The man answered and said to them, “Well, here is an amazing thing, that you do not know where He is from, and yet He opened my eyes.

John 9:40

Those of the Pharisees who were with Him heard these things and said to Him, “We are not blind too, are we?”

John 10:20

Many of them were saying, “He has a demon and is insane. Why do you listen to Him?”

Acts 13:45-46

But when the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy and began contradicting the things spoken by Paul, and were blaspheming.

Acts 17:18

And also some of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers were conversing with him. Some were saying, “What would this idle babbler wish to say?” Others, “He seems to be a proclaimer of strange deities,”—because he was preaching Jesus and the resurrection.

Acts 17:32

Now when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some began to sneer, but others said, “We shall hear you again concerning this.”

Acts 28:25-28

And when they did not agree with one another, they began leaving after Paul had spoken one parting word, “The Holy Spirit rightly spoke through Isaiah the prophet to your fathers,

1 Corinthians 1:21-24

For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not come to know God, God was well-pleased through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe.

1 Corinthians 4:10-13

We are fools for Christ’s sake, but you are prudent in Christ; we are weak, but you are strong; you are distinguished, but we are without honor.

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