Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

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

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.

Amplified

Speak not in the ears of a [self-confident] 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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Do not speak in the ears of a fool, for he will despise the prudence 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 The morsel which thou hast eaten shalt thou vomit up, And lose thy sweet words. 9 Speak not in the hearing of a fool; For he will despise the wisdom of thy words. 10 Remove not the ancient landmark; And enter not into the fields of the fatherless:



Cross References

Matthew 7:6

Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast your pearls before the swine, lest haply they trample them under their feet, and turn and rend you.

Proverbs 1:7

The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of knowledge; But the foolish despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 9:7-8

He that correcteth a scoffer getteth to himself reviling; And he that reproveth a wicked man getteth himself a blot.

Proverbs 26:4-5

Answer not a fool according to his folly, Lest thou also be like unto him.

Isaiah 36:21

But they held their peace, and answered him not a word; for the king's commandment was, saying, Answer him not.

Luke 16:14

And the Pharisees, who were lovers of money, heard all these things; and they scoffed at him.

John 8:52

The Jews said unto him, Now we know that thou hast a demon. Abraham died, and the prophets; and thou sayest, If a man keep my word, he shall never taste of death.

John 9:30-34

The man answered and said unto them, Why, herein is the marvel, that ye know not whence he is, and yet he opened mine eyes.

John 9:40

Those of the Pharisees who were with him heard these things, and said unto him, Are we also blind?

John 10:20

And many of them said, He hath a demon, and is mad; why hear ye him?

Acts 13:45-46

But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with jealousy, and contradicted the things which were spoken by Paul, and blasphemed.

Acts 17:18

And certain also of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers encountered him. And some said, What would this babbler say? others, He seemeth to be a setter forth of strange gods: because he preached Jesus and the resurrection.

Acts 17:32

Now when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked; but others said, We will hear thee concerning this yet again.

Acts 28:25-28

And when they agreed not among themselves, they departed after that Paul had spoken one word, Well spake the Holy Spirit through Isaiah the prophet unto your fathers,

1 Corinthians 1:21-24

For seeing that in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom knew not God, it was God's good pleasure through the foolishness of the preaching to save them that believe.

1 Corinthians 4:10-13

We are fools for Christ's sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye are strong; ye have glory, but we have dishonor.

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