Proverbs 24 :7

Proverbs 24 :7 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

Wisdom is too high for a fool: he opens 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.

Definitions for Proverbs 24 :7

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' Commentary on Proverbs 24 :7

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

Wesley's Commentary 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.
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