|New International Version (© 2011)|
Wisdom is too high for fools; in the assembly at the gate they must not open their mouths.
King James Bible
Wisdom is too high for a fool: he openeth not his mouth in the gate.
American Standard Version
Wisdom is too high for a fool: He openeth not his mouth in the gate.
Young's Literal Translation
Wisdom is high for a fool, In the gate he openeth not his mouth.
Proverbs 24:7 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A fool - openeth not his mouth in the gate - Is not put into public offices of trust and responsibility.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Proverbs 14:6 A scorner seeks wisdom, and finds it not: but knowledge is easy to him that understands.
Proverbs 15:24 The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath.
Proverbs 17:24 Wisdom is before him that has understanding; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.
Psalm 10:5 His ways are always grievous; your judgments are far above out of his sight: as for all his enemies, he puffs at them.
Psalm 92:5,6 O LORD, how great are your works! and your thoughts are very deep...
1 Corinthians 2:14 But the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness to him: neither can he know them...
Proverbs 22:22 Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:
Proverbs 31:8,9 Open your mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction...
Job 29:7 When I went out to the gate through the city, when I prepared my seat in the street!
Job 31:21 If I have lifted up my hand against the fatherless, when I saw my help in the gate:
Isaiah 29:21 That make a man an offender for a word, and lay a snare for him that reproves in the gate...
Amos 5:10,12,15 They hate him that rebukes in the gate, and they abhor him that speaks uprightly...
Proverbs 24:7 Parallel CommentariesAssembly Corals Exalted Fool Foolish Gate High Keeps Mouth Open Openeth Outside Power Public Shut WisdomAssembly Corals Exalted Fool Foolish Gate High Keeps Mouth Open Openeth Outside Power Public Shut WisdomTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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Job 5:4 His children are far from safety, crushed in court without a defender.
Psalm 10:5 His ways are always prosperous; your laws are rejected by him; he sneers at all his enemies.
Psalm 127:5 Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their opponents in court.
Proverbs 14:6 The mocker seeks wisdom and finds none, but knowledge comes easily to the discerning.
Proverbs 17:7 Eloquent lips are unsuited to a godless fool-- how much worse lying lips to a ruler!
Proverbs 17:16 Why should fools have money in hand to buy wisdom, when they are not able to understand it?
Isaiah 32:6 For fools speak folly, their hearts are bent on evil: They practice ungodliness and spread error concerning the LORD; the hungry they leave empty and from the thirsty they withhold water.