Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

Speak not in the ears of a foolish man, 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.

American Standard Version

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

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 Thy morsel which thou hast eaten must thou vomit up, and thou wilt have wasted thy sweet words. 9 Speak not in the ears of a foolish man, 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 to the dogs, nor cast your pearls before the swine, lest they trample them with their feet, and turning round rend you.

Proverbs 1:7

The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of knowledge: fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 9:7-8

He that instructeth a scorner getteth to himself shame; and he that reproveth a wicked man getteth to 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

And they were silent, and answered him not a word; for the king's command was, saying, Answer him not.

Luke 16:14

And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things, and mocked him.

John 8:52

The Jews therefore said to him, Now we know that thou hast a demon. Abraham has died, and the prophets, and thou sayest, If any one keep my word, he shall never taste death.

John 9:30-34

The man answered and said to them, Now in this is a wonderful thing, that ye do not know whence he is, and he has opened mine eyes.

John 9:40

And some of the Pharisees who were with him heard these things, and they said to him, Are we blind also?

John 10:20

but many of them said, He has a demon and raves; why do ye hear him?

Acts 13:45-46

But the Jews, seeing the crowds, were filled with envy, and contradicted the things said by Paul, contradicting and speaking injuriously.

Acts 17:18

But some also of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers attacked him. And some said, What would this chatterer say? and some, He seems to be an announcer of foreign demons, because he announced the glad tidings of Jesus and the resurrection to them.

Acts 17:32

And when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked, and some said, We will hear thee again also concerning this.

Acts 28:25-28

And being disagreed among themselves they left; Paul having spoken one word, Well spoke the Holy Spirit through Esaias the prophet to our fathers,

1 Corinthians 1:21-24

For since, in the wisdom of God, the world by wisdom has not known God, God has been pleased by the foolishness of the preaching to save those that believe.

1 Corinthians 4:10-13

We are fools for Christ's sake, but ye prudent in Christ: we weak, but ye strong: ye glorious, but we in dishonour.

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