Parallel Verses

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

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 high for a fool; he opens not 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 counsel thou shalt make thy war, and in the multitude of counsellors there is saving health. 7 Wisdom, is too high for a fool; he shall not open his mouth in the gate. 8 He that devises to do evil shall be called a man of evil designs.



Cross References

Proverbs 14:6

The scorner sought wisdom and found it not, but wisdom comes easy unto him that understands.

Psalm 10:5

His ways are always grievous; thy judgments are far above out of his sight; as for all his enemies, he puffs at them.

Job 5:4

His sons are far from saving health, and they shall be crushed in the gate, and there shall be no one to deliver them.

Job 29:7-25

When I went out to the gate to judgment, when I had my seat prepared in the plaza!

Job 31:21

if I have lifted up my hand against the fatherless, even when I saw that they would all help me in the gate;

Psalm 92:5-6

O LORD, how great are thy works! and thy thoughts are very deep.

Proverbs 15:24

The way of life is uphill to the wise, that he may separate himself from Sheol below.

Proverbs 17:24

Wisdom appears upon the countenance of him that has understanding, but the eyes of a fool manifest his folly unto the ends of the earth.

Proverbs 22:22

Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither destroy the destitute in judgment:

Proverbs 31:8-9

Open thy mouth for those who cannot speak in the judgment of all the sons of death.

Isaiah 29:21

Those that made men to sin in word; those that laid a snare for him that reproved in the gate, and turned that which is just into vanity.

Amos 5:10

They hate him that rebukes in the gate, and they abhor him that speaks uprightly.

Amos 5:12

For I have known of your many rebellions and your great sins that afflict the just and take a ransom and turn aside the poor in the gate from their right.

Amos 5:15

Hate the evil and love the good, and establish judgment in the gate; it may be that the LORD God of the hosts will be gracious unto the remnant of Joseph.

1 Corinthians 2:14

But the natural man does not perceive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness unto him; neither can he understand them because they are spiritually discerned.

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