Parallel Verses

Lexham Expanded Bible

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

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.

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 Your morsel you have eaten, you will vomit it up, and you will waste your pleasant words. 9 In the ears of a fool do not speak, for he will despise the wisdom of your words. 10 Do not remove an ancient boundary marker, and on the fields of orphans do not encroach;



Cross References

Matthew 7:6

"Do not give what is holy to dogs, or throw your pearls in front of pigs, lest they trample them with their feet, and turn around [and] tear you to pieces.

Proverbs 1:7

Fear of Yahweh [is the] beginning of knowledge; wisdom and instruction, fools despise.

Proverbs 9:7-8

He who corrects a scoffer gains abuse for himself, and he who rebukes the wicked {gets hurt}.

Proverbs 26:4-5

Do not answer a fool according to his folly lest you become like him--even you.

Isaiah 36:21

But they were silent and did not answer him a word, for the command of the king was, "You must not answer him."

Luke 16:14

Now the Pharisees, who were lovers of money, heard all these [things], and they ridiculed him.

John 8:52

The Jews said to him, "Now we know that you have a demon! Abraham and the prophets died, and you say, 'If anyone keeps my word, he will never taste death {forever}.'

John 9:30-34

The man answered and said to them, "For the remarkable thing is this, that you do not know where he is from, and he opened my eyes!

John 9:40

[Some] of the Pharisees who were with him heard these [things] and said to him, "We are not also blind, [are we]?"

John 10:20

And many of them were saying, "He has a demon and is out of his mind! 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 what was being said by Paul [by] reviling [him].

Acts 17:18

And even some of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers were conversing with him, and some were saying, "What does this babbler want to say?" But [others said], "He appears to be a proclaimer of foreign deities," because he was proclaiming the good news [about] Jesus and the resurrection.

Acts 17:32

Now [when they] heard about the resurrection of the dead, [some] scoffed, but [others] said, "We will hear you about this again also."

Acts 28:25-28

So being in disagreement with one another, they began to leave [after] Paul made one statement: "The Holy Spirit spoke rightly through the prophet Isaiah to your fathers,

1 Corinthians 1:21-24

For since, in the wisdom of God, the world through its wisdom did not know God, God was pleased through the foolishness of preaching to save those who believe.

1 Corinthians 4:10-13

We [are] fools for the sake of Christ, but you [are] prudent in Christ! We [are] weak, but you [are] strong! You [are] honored, but we [are] dishonored!

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