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Proverbs 29:9

    Proverbs 29:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    If a wise man contends with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    If a wise man hath a controversy with a foolish man, Whether he be angry or laugh, there will be no rest.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    If a wise man goes to law with a foolish man, he may be angry or laughing, but there will be no rest.

    Webster's Revision

    If a wise man hath a controversy with a foolish man, Whether he be angry or laugh, there will be no rest.

    World English Bible

    If a wise man goes to court with a foolish man, the fool rages or scoffs, and there is no peace.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    If a wise man hath a controversy with a foolish man, whether he be angry or laugh, there will be no rest.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 29:9

    Whether he rage or laugh - Coverdale translates, "Yf a wyse man go to lawe with a foole, whether he deale with him frendly or roughly he geteth no rest."

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 29:9

    All modes of teaching - the stern rebuke or the smiling speech - are alike useless with the "foolish" man; there is "no rest." The ceaseless cavilling goes on still.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 29:9

    29:9 Whether - Whether he, the wise man, deal sharply with him, or mildly, there is no rest, no end or fruit of the debate.