Parallel Verses

King James 2000

Wisdom is too lofty for a fool: he opens not 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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Wisdom, is too high for a fool; he shall 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.

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 you shall wage your war: and in a multitude of counselors there is safety. 7 Wisdom is too lofty for a fool: he opens not his mouth in the gate. 8 He that plans to do evil shall be called a mischievous person.



Cross References

Proverbs 14:6

A scoffer seeks wisdom, and finds it not: but knowledge is easy unto him that understands.

Psalm 10:5

His ways are always prosperous; your judgments are far above, out of his sight: as for all his enemies, he sneers at them.

Job 5:4

His children are far from safety, and they are crushed in the gate, neither is there any to deliver them.

Job 29:7-25

When I went out to the gate of the city, when I prepared my seat in the open square!

Job 31:21

If I have lifted up my hand against the fatherless, when I saw I had help in the gate:

Psalm 92:5-6

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

Proverbs 15:24

The way of life leads above to the wise, that he may depart from sheol beneath.

Proverbs 17:24

Wisdom is before him that has understanding; but the eyes of a fool are on the ends of the earth.

Proverbs 22:22

Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:

Proverbs 31:8-9

Open your mouth for the dumb, for the cause of all who are left desolate.

Isaiah 29:21

That make a man an offender for a word, and lay a snare for him that reproves in the gate, and turn aside the just for a thing of nothing.

Amos 5:10

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

Amos 5:12

For I know your manifold transgressions, and your mighty sins: they afflict the just, they take a bribe, and they turn aside the poor in the gate from their right.

Amos 5:15

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

1 Corinthians 2:14

But the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

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