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Proverbs 11:12

    Proverbs 11:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He that is void of wisdom despises his neighbor: but a man of understanding holds his peace.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He that despiseth his neighbor is void of wisdom; But a man of understanding holdeth his peace.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He who has a poor opinion of his neighbour has no sense, but a wise man keeps quiet.

    Webster's Revision

    He that despiseth his neighbor is void of wisdom; But a man of understanding holdeth his peace.

    World English Bible

    One who despises his neighbor is void of wisdom, but a man of understanding holds his peace.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He that despiseth his neighbour is void of wisdom: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 11:12

    He that is void of wisdom - A foolish man is generally abundant in his censures; he dwells on the defects of his neighbor, and is sure to bring them into the most prominent view. But a man of understanding - a prudent, sensible man, hides those defects wherever he can, and puts the most charitable construction on those which he cannot conceal.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 11:12

    None but the man "void of wisdom" will show contempt for those about him. The wise man, if he cannot admire or praise, will at least know how to be silent.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 11:12

    11:12 Despiseth - Which he shews by contemptuous or reproachful expressions. Holdeth peace - Forbears all such expressions, and silently and patiently bears those reproaches.