Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

If a wise man contendeth with a fool, whether he rage or laugh, he hath no rest.

New American Standard Bible

When a wise man has a controversy with a foolish man, The foolish man either rages or laughs, and there is no rest.

King James Version

If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest.

Holman Bible

If a wise man goes to court with a fool,
there will be ranting and raving but no resolution.

International Standard Version

When a wise man has a dispute with a fool, the fool either rages or laughs without relief.

A Conservative Version

If a wise man has a controversy with a foolish man, whether he be angry or laugh, there will be no rest.

American Standard Version

If a wise man hath a controversy with a foolish man, Whether he be angry or laugh, there will be no rest.

Amplified

If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs, and there is no rest.

Bible in Basic English

If a wise man goes to law with a foolish man, he may be angry or laughing, but there will be no rest.

Julia Smith Translation

A wise man contending with a foolish man and raging and laughing, and no rest.

King James 2000

If a wise man contends with a foolish man, whether the foolish man rages or laughs, there is no rest.

Lexham Expanded Bible

[If] a wise man goes to court with a foolish man, then there is rankling and ridicule, but there is no relief.

Modern King James verseion

If a wise man contends with a foolish man, whether he rages or laughs, there is no rest.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

If a wise man go to law with a fool - whether he deal with him friendly or roughly - he getteth no rest.

NET Bible

If a wise person goes to court with a foolish person, there is no peace whether he is angry or laughs.

New Heart English Bible

If a wise man goes to court with a foolish man, the fool rages or scoffs, and there is no peace.

The Emphasized Bible

A wise man pleading with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no settlement.

Webster

If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, whether he rageth or laugheth, there is no rest.

World English Bible

If a wise man goes to court with a foolish man, the fool rages or scoffs, and there is no peace.

Youngs Literal Translation

A wise man is judged by the foolish man, And he hath been angry, And he hath laughed, and there is no rest.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
If a wise
חכם 
Chakam 
Usage: 137

man
אישׁ 
'iysh 
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692
Usage: 692

שׁפט 
Shaphat 
Usage: 203

with a foolish
אויל 
'eviyl 
Usage: 26

רגז 
Ragaz 
Usage: 41

or laugh
שׂחק 
Sachaq 
Usage: 36

Context Readings

All About Life

8 Scornful men set the city in a flame; but the wise turn away anger. 9 If a wise man contendeth with a fool, whether he rage or laugh, he hath no rest. 10 The bloodthirsty hate the perfect, but the upright care for his soul.



Cross References

Proverbs 26:4

Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him.

Ecclesiastes 10:13

The beginning of the words of his mouth is folly; and the end of his talk is mischievous madness.

Matthew 7:6

Give not that which is holy to the dogs, nor cast your pearls before the swine, lest they trample them with their feet, and turning round rend you.

Matthew 11:17-19

say, We have piped to you, and ye have not danced: we have mourned to you, and ye have not wailed.

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