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Proverbs 23:9

    Proverbs 23:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will despise the wisdom of thy words.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will despise the wisdom of your words.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Speak not in the hearing of a fool; For he will despise the wisdom of thy words.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Say nothing in the hearing of a foolish man, for he will put no value on the wisdom of your words.

    Webster's Revision

    Speak not in the hearing of a fool; For he will despise the wisdom of thy words.

    World English Bible

    Don't speak in the ears of a fool, for he will despise the wisdom of your words.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Speak not in the hearing of a fool; for he will despise the wisdom of thy words.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 23:9

    The "fool" here is one willfully and persistently deaf to it, almost identical with the scorner.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 23:9

    23:9 Of a fool - Cast not away good counsels upon incorrigible sinners.