Parallel Verses

The Emphasized Bible

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


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.

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 As for thy morsel thou hast eaten, thou shalt vomit it, so shalt thou waste thy things so sweet. 9 In the ears of a dullard, do not speak, for he will despise the good sense of thy words. 10 Do not move back the ancient boundary, and, into the fields of the fatherless, do not enter;



Cross References

Matthew 7:6

Do not give what is holy unto dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, - lest once they trample, them, down with their feet, and, turning, tear, you.

Proverbs 1:7

The reverence of Yahweh, is the beginning of knowledge, Wisdom and correction, the foolish have despised.

Proverbs 9:7-8

He that rebuketh a scoffer, getteth to himself contempt, and, he that reproveth a lawless man, getteth to himself his shame.

Proverbs 26:4-5

Do not answer a dullard, according to his folly, lest, even thou thyself, become like him;

Isaiah 36:21

But they held their peace, and answered him not a word, - for the command of the king, it was, saying, - Ye must not answer him.

Luke 16:14

Now the Pharisees, who were, lovers of money, were hearing all these things, and were openly sneering at him.

John 8:52

The Jews said unto him - Now, we know that, a demon, thou hast: - Abraham, died, and, the prophets, and yet, thou, sayest: If anyone shall keep, my word, in nowise shall he taste of death, unto times age-abiding.

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

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

John 10:20

But many from among them were saying - A demon, he hath, and is raving, - Why, unto him, do ye hearken?

Acts 13:45-46

But, the Jews, seeing, the multitudes, were filled with jealousy, - and began speaking against the things which, by Paul, were being spoken, defaming them.

Acts 17:18

But, certain both of the Epicurean and of the Stoic philosophers, were encountering him; and some were saying - What might this picker-up-of-scraps wish to be saying? And, others - Of foreign demons, he seemeth to be a declarer: because, of Jesus and the Resurrection, he was announcing the joyful tidings.

Acts 17:32

Now, when they heard of raising the dead, some, indeed, began to mock, while, others, said - We will hear thee, concerning this, even again.

Acts 28:25-28

and, not being, agreed, among themselves, they began to leave, - Paul having said one thing - Well, did, the Holy Spirit, speak 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, did not get to knew God, God was well-pleased - through the foolishness of the thing proclaimed, to save them that believe.

1 Corinthians 4:10-13

We, are foolish for Christ's sake, but, ye, prudent in Christ; we are weak, but, ye, mighty; ye, all-glorious, but, we, dishonoured.

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