Proverbs 14:7
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Stay away from a fool, for you will not find knowledge on their lips.

New Living Translation
Stay away from fools, for you won't find knowledge on their lips.

English Standard Version
Leave the presence of a fool, for there you do not meet words of knowledge.

New American Standard Bible
Leave the presence of a fool, Or you will not discern words of knowledge.

King James Bible
Go from the presence of a foolish man, when thou perceivest not in him the lips of knowledge.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Stay away from a foolish man; you will gain no knowledge from his speech.

International Standard Version
Stay away from a foolish man, for you will not find competent advice.

NET Bible
Leave the presence of a foolish person, or you will not understand wise counsel.

New Heart English Bible
Stay away from a foolish man, for you won't find knowledge on his lips.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
To the foolish man, everything is against him, and the lips of the wise are the weapons of knowledge.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Stay away from a fool, because you will not receive knowledge from his lips.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Go from the presence of a foolish man, for thou wilt not perceive the lips of knowledge.

New American Standard 1977
Leave the presence of a fool,
            Or you will not discern words of knowledge.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Go from the presence of the foolish man when thou dost not perceive in him the lips of knowledge.

King James 2000 Bible
Go from the presence of a foolish man, when you perceive not in him the lips of knowledge.

American King James Version
Go from the presence of a foolish man, when you perceive not in him the lips of knowledge.

American Standard Version
Go into the presence of a foolish man, And thou shalt not perceive in him the lips of knowledge.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Go against a foolish man, and he knoweth not the lips of prudence.

Darby Bible Translation
Go from the presence of a foolish man, in whom thou perceivest not the lips of knowledge.

English Revised Version
Go into the presence of a foolish man, and thou shalt not perceive in him the lips of knowledge.

Webster's Bible Translation
Go from the presence of a foolish man, when thou perceivest not in him the lips of knowledge.

World English Bible
Stay away from a foolish man, for you won't find knowledge on his lips.

Young's Literal Translation
Go from before a foolish man, Or thou hast not known the lips of knowledge.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
14:1 A woman who has no fear of God, who is wilful and wasteful, and indulges her ease, will as certainly ruin her family, as if she plucked her house down. 2. Here are grace and sin in their true colours. Those that despise God's precepts and promises, despise God and all his power and mercy. 3. Pride grows from that root of bitterness which is in the heart. The root must be plucked up, or we cannot conquer this branch. The prudent words of wise men get them out of difficulties. 4. There can be no advantage without something which, though of little moment, will affright the indolent. 5. A conscientious witness will not dare to represent anything otherwise than according to his knowledge. 6. A scorner treats Divine things with contempt. He that feels his ignorance and unworthiness will search the Scriptures in a humble spirit. 7. We discover a wicked man if there is no savour of piety in his discourse. 8. We are travellers, whose concern is, not to spy out wonders, but to get to their journey's end; to understand the rules we are to walk by, also the ends we are to walk toward. The bad man cheats himself, and goes on in his mistake. 9. Foolish and profane men consider sin a mere trifle, to be made light of rather than mourned over. Fools mock at the sin-offering; but those that make light of sin, make light of Christ. 10. We do not know what stings of conscience, or consuming passions, torment the prosperous sinner. Nor does the world know the peace of mind a serious Christian enjoys, even in poverty and sickness. 11. Sin ruins many great families; whilst righteousness often raises and strengthens even mean families. 12. The ways of carelessness, of worldliness, and of sensuality, seem right to those that walk in them; but self-deceivers prove self-destroyers. See the vanity of carnal mirth. 14. Of all sinners backsliders will have the most terror when they reflect on their own ways. 15. Eager readiness to believe what others say, has ever proved mischievous. The whole world was thus ruined at first. The man who is spiritually wise, depends on the Saviour alone for acceptance. He is watchful against the enemies of his salvation, by taking heed to God's word. 16. Holy fear guards against every thing unholy. 17. An angry man is to be pitied as well as blamed; but the revengeful is more hateful.
Study Bible
Every Wise Woman Builds Her House
6A scoffer seeks wisdom and finds none, But knowledge is easy to one who has understanding. 7Leave the presence of a fool, Or you will not discern words of knowledge. 8The wisdom of the sensible is to understand his way, But the foolishness of fools is deceit.…
Cross References
Proverbs 14:6
A scoffer seeks wisdom and finds none, But knowledge is easy to one who has understanding.

Proverbs 23:9
Do not speak in the hearing of a fool, For he will despise the wisdom of your words.
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