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Proverbs 14:7

    Proverbs 14:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Go from the presence of a foolish man, when thou perceivest not in him the lips of knowledge.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Go from the presence of a foolish man, when you perceive not in him the lips of knowledge.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Go into the presence of a foolish man, And thou shalt not perceive in him the lips of knowledge.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Go away from the foolish man, for you will not see the lips of knowledge.

    Webster's Revision

    Go into the presence of a foolish man, And thou shalt not perceive in him the lips of knowledge.

    World English Bible

    Stay away from a foolish man, for you won't find knowledge on his lips.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Go into the presence of a foolish man, and thou shalt not perceive in him the lips of knowledge.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 14:7

    When thou perceivest not - the lips of knowledge - Instead of דעת daath, knowledge, several MSS. have שקר sheker, a lie. How this reading came I cannot conjecture. The meaning of the adage is plain: Never associate with a vain, empty fellow, when thou perceivest he can neither convey nor receive instruction.