Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

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

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 didst eat thou shalt vomit forth and destroy thy pleasant words. 9 In the ears of the foolish thou shalt not speak, for he will despise for the understanding of thy words. 10 Thou shalt not remove the old bound; and into the field of the orphans thou shalt not come:



Cross References

Matthew 7:6

Ye should not give the holy thing to dogs neither should ye cast your pearls before swine, lest they tread them down with their feet, and having turned, should rend yon.

Proverbs 1:7

The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of knowledge: the foolish despised wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 9:7-8

He instructing him mocking received to himself dishonor: and he reproving to the unjust one, his blemish.

Proverbs 26:4-5

Thou shalt not answer the foolish according to his folly lest thou shalt be like to him.

Isaiah 36:21

And they will be silent and not answer him a word: for this the command of the king, saying, Ye shall not answer.

Luke 16:14

And the Pharisees heard all these things, being avaricious: and they derided him.

John 8:52

Then said the Jews to him, Now we have known that thou hast a demon. Abraham died, and the prophets; and thou sayest, If any keep my word, he shall never taste of death.

John 9:30-34

The man answered and said to them, For in this is it wonderful, that ye know not whence he is, and he opened mine eyes.

John 9:40

And they being with him of the Pharisees heard these things, and said to him,

John 10:20

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

Acts 13:45-46

And the Jews, having seen the crowds, were filled with envy, and spake against the things said by Paul, contradicting and defaming.

Acts 17:18

And certain of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers deliberated with him. And certain said, What may this idle, talkative man wish to say? and others, He seems to be a declarer of strange demons: because he announced to them good news, and the rising up.

Acts 17:32

And having heard of the rising up of the dead, they treated with mockery; and said, We will hear thee again concerning this.

Acts 28:25-28

And being at variance with one another, they were let go, Paul having said one word, That well spake the Holy Spirit by Esaias the prophet to our fathers,

1 Corinthians 1:21-24

For since in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, God was contented by the foolishness of proclaiming to save them believing.

1 Corinthians 4:10-13

We foolish for Christ, and ye wise in Christ; we weak, and ye strong; ye honourable, and we dishonoured

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