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 your 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 ears 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.

Definitions for Proverbs 23 :9

Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 23 :9

Barnes' Commentary on Proverbs 23 :9

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

Wesley's Commentary on Proverbs 23 :9

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