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Proverbs 15:2

    Proverbs 15:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The tongue of the wise uses knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools pours out foolishness.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The tongue of the wise uttereth knowledge aright; But the mouth of fools poureth out folly.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Knowledge is dropping from the tongue of the wise; but from the mouth of the foolish comes a stream of foolish words.

    Webster's Revision

    The tongue of the wise uttereth knowledge aright; But the mouth of fools poureth out folly.

    World English Bible

    The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouth of fools gush out folly.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The tongue of the wise uttereth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out folly.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 15:2

    Useth knowledge aright - This is very difficult to know: - when to speak, and when to be silent; what to speak, and what to leave unspoken; the manner that is best and most suitable to the occasion, the subject, the circumstances, and the persons. All these are difficulties, often even to the wisest men. Even wise counsel may be foolishly given.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 15:2

    Useth knowledge aright - Rather, makes knowledge goodly. The power of well-considered speech to commend true wisdom, is contrasted with the pouring (literally as in the margin) forth of folly.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 15:2

    15:2 Aright - Expressing what he knows prudently and gracefully. Poureth out - Plentifully, continually, and vehemently, as a fountain does waters.