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Proverbs 18:13

    Proverbs 18:13 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He that answers a matter before he hears it, it is folly and shame to him.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He that giveth answer before he heareth, It is folly and shame unto him.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    To give an answer before hearing is a foolish thing and a cause of shame.

    Webster's Revision

    He that giveth answer before he heareth, It is folly and shame unto him.

    World English Bible

    He who gives answer before he hears, that is folly and shame to him.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He that giveth answer before he heareth, it is folly and shame unto him.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 18:13

    He that answereth a matter - This is a common case; before a man can tell out his story, another will begin his. Before a man has made his response, the other wishes to confute piecemeal, though he has had his own speech already. This is foolishness to them. They are ill-bred. There are many also that give judgment before they hear the whole of the cause, and express an opinion before they hear the state of the case. How absurd, stupid, and foolish!