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Proverbs 24:7

    Proverbs 24:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Wisdom is too high for a fool: he openeth not his mouth in the gate.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Wisdom is too high for a fool: he opens not his mouth in the gate.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Wisdom is too high for a fool: He openeth not his mouth in the gate.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Wisdom is outside the power of the foolish: he keeps his mouth shut in the public place.

    Webster's Revision

    Wisdom is too high for a fool: He openeth not his mouth in the gate.

    World English Bible

    Wisdom is too high for a fool: he doesn't open his mouth in the gate.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Wisdom is too high for a fool: he openeth not his mouth in the gate.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 24:7

    A fool - openeth not his mouth in the gate - Is not put into public offices of trust and responsibility.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 24:7

    In the gate - Compare the Proverbs 22:22 note.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 24:7

    24:7 A fool - For a wicked man, whose sins enfeeble his mind, and make it incapable of wisdom. Openeth not - He knows not how to speak acceptably, and profitably in the publick assembly.