American Standard Version
Speak not in the hearing of a fool; For he will despise the wisdom of thy words.
King James Bible
Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will despise the wisdom of thy words.
Darby Bible Translation
Speak not in the ears of a foolish man, 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.
Young's Literal Translation
In the ears of a fool speak not, For he treadeth on the wisdom of thy words.
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'Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes? 30. They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine. 31. Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright. 32. At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder. 33. Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and thine heart shall utter perverse things. 34. Yea, thou shalt be as …
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Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast your pearls before the swine, lest haply they trample them under their feet, and turn and rend you.
The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of knowledge; But the foolish despise wisdom and instruction.
He that correcteth a scoffer getteth to himself reviling; And he that reproveth a wicked man getteth himself a blot.
Go into the presence of a foolish man, And thou shalt not perceive in him the lips of knowledge.
Answer not a fool according to his folly, Lest thou also be like unto him.
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