Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Wisdom is too exalted for a fool,
He does not open his mouth in the gate.

King James Version

Wisdom is too high for a fool: he openeth not his mouth in the gate.

Holman Bible

Wisdom is inaccessible to a fool;
he does not open his mouth at the gate.

International Standard Version

Wisdom lies beyond reach of the fool; he has nothing to say in court.

A Conservative Version

Wisdom is too high for a fool. He opens not his mouth in the gate.

American Standard Version

Wisdom is too high for a fool: He openeth not his mouth in the gate.

Amplified


Wisdom is too exalted for a [hardened, arrogant] fool;
He does not open his mouth in the gate [where the city’s rulers sit in judgment].

Bible in Basic English

Wisdom is outside the power of the foolish: he keeps his mouth shut in the public place.

Darby Translation

Wisdom is too high for a fool: he will not open his mouth in the gate.

Julia Smith Translation

High things to the foolish is wisdom: in the gate he will not open his mouth.

King James 2000

Wisdom is too lofty for a fool: he opens not his mouth in the gate.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Wisdom [is too] high for fools; at the gate he will not open his mouth.

Modern King James verseion

Wisdom is too high for a fool; he does not open his mouth in the gate.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Wisdom is a high thing; yea, even to the fool, for he dare not open his mouth in the gate.

NET Bible

Wisdom is unattainable for a fool; in court he does not open his mouth.

New Heart English Bible

Wisdom is too high for a fool: he doesn't open his mouth in the gate.

The Emphasized Bible

Unattainable to a foolish man, are the dictates of wisdom, in the gate, he openeth not his mouth.

Webster

Wisdom is too high for a fool: he openeth not his mouth in the gate.

World English Bible

Wisdom is too high for a fool: he doesn't open his mouth in the gate.

Youngs Literal Translation

Wisdom is high for a fool, In the gate he openeth not his mouth.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
חכמות חכמות 
Chokmowth 
Usage: 5

is too high
רוּם 
Ruwm 
Usage: 189

for a fool
אויל 
'eviyl 
Usage: 26

he openeth
פּתח 
Pathach 
Usage: 143

Context Readings

Learning From Your Father

6 For by wise guidance you will wage war,
And in abundance of counselors there is victory.
7 Wisdom is too exalted for a fool,
He does not open his mouth in the gate.
8 One who plans to do evil,
Men will call a schemer.



Cross References

Proverbs 14:6

A scoffer seeks wisdom and finds none,
But knowledge is easy to one who has understanding.

Psalm 10:5

His ways prosper at all times;
Your judgments are on high, out of his sight;
As for all his adversaries, he snorts at them.

Job 5:4

“His sons are far from safety,
They are even oppressed in the gate,
And there is no deliverer.

Job 29:7-25

“When I went out to the gate of the city,
When I took my seat in the square,

Job 31:21

If I have lifted up my hand against the orphan,
Because I saw I had support in the gate,

Psalm 92:5-6

How great are Your works, O Lord!
Your thoughts are very deep.

Proverbs 15:24

The path of life leads upward for the wise
That he may keep away from Sheol below.

Proverbs 17:24

Wisdom is in the presence of the one who has understanding,
But the eyes of a fool are on the ends of the earth.

Proverbs 22:22

Do not rob the poor because he is poor,
Or crush the afflicted at the gate;

Proverbs 31:8-9

Open your mouth for the mute,
For the rights of all the unfortunate.

Isaiah 29:21

Who cause a person to be indicted by a word,
And ensnare him who adjudicates at the gate,
And defraud the one in the right with meaningless arguments.

Amos 5:10

They hate him who reproves in the gate,
And they abhor him who speaks with integrity.

Amos 5:12

For I know your transgressions are many and your sins are great,
You who distress the righteous and accept bribes
And turn aside the poor in the gate.

Amos 5:15

Hate evil, love good,
And establish justice in the gate!
Perhaps the Lord God of hosts
May be gracious to the remnant of Joseph.

1 Corinthians 2:14

But a natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually appraised.

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