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Proverbs 15:7

    Proverbs 15:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish doeth not so.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish does not so.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The lips of the wise disperse knowledge; But the heart of the foolish doeth not so.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The lips of the wise keep knowledge, but the heart of the foolish man is not right.

    Webster's Revision

    The lips of the wise disperse knowledge; But the heart of the foolish doeth not so.

    World English Bible

    The lips of the wise spread knowledge; not so with the heart of fools.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish doeth not so.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 15:7

    Not so - The word translated "so" is taken by some in its etymological force as "strong," "firm," and the passage is rendered "the heart of the fool disperseth (supplied from the first clause) what is weak and unsteady," i. e., "falsehood and unwisdom." The Septuagint takes it as an adjective, "the heart of the fool is unstedfast." The phrase as it stands in the King James Version is, however, of frequent occurrence Genesis 48:18; Exodus 10:11; Numbers 12:7.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 15:7

    15:7 Disperse - Freely communicate to others what they know.