Proverbs 15:2
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New International Version
The tongue of the wise adorns knowledge, but the mouth of the fool gushes folly.

New Living Translation
The tongue of the wise makes knowledge appealing, but the mouth of a fool belches out foolishness.

English Standard Version
The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouths of fools pour out folly.

New American Standard Bible
The tongue of the wise makes knowledge acceptable, But the mouth of fools spouts folly.

King James Bible
The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The tongue of the wise makes knowledge attractive, but the mouth of fools blurts out foolishness.

International Standard Version
The wise speak, presenting knowledge appropriately, but fools spout foolishness.

NET Bible
The tongue of the wise treats knowledge correctly, but the mouth of the fool spouts out folly.

New Heart English Bible
The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouth of fools gush out folly.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The tongue of wisdom adorns knowledge, and the mouth of fools vomits a curse.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The tongues of wise people give good expression to knowledge, but the mouths of fools pour out a flood of stupidity.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright; But the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.

New American Standard 1977
The tongue of the wise makes knowledge acceptable,
            But the mouth of fools spouts folly.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The tongue of the wise shall adorn wisdom, but the mouth of fools shall speak foolishness.

King James 2000 Bible
The tongue of the wise uses knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools pours out foolishness.

American King James Version
The tongue of the wise uses knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools pours out foolishness.

American Standard Version
The tongue of the wise uttereth knowledge aright; But the mouth of fools poureth out folly.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The tongue of the wise adorneth knowledge: but the mouth of fools bubbleth out folly.

Darby Bible Translation
The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright; but the mouth of the foolish poureth out folly.

English Revised Version
The tongue of the wise uttereth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out folly.

Webster's Bible Translation
The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.

World English Bible
The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouth of fools gush out folly.

Young's Literal Translation
The tongue of the wise maketh knowledge good, And the mouth of fools uttereth folly.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
15:1 A right cause will be better pleaded with meekness than with passion. Nothing stirs up anger like grievous words. 2. He that has knowledge, is to use it aright, for the good of others.
Study Bible
A Gentle Answer Turns Away Wrath
1A gentle answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger. 2The tongue of the wise makes knowledge acceptable, But the mouth of fools spouts folly. 3The eyes of the LORD are in every place, Watching the evil and the good.…
Cross References
Psalm 59:7
Behold, they belch forth with their mouth; Swords are in their lips, For, they say, "Who hears?"

Proverbs 12:23
A prudent man conceals knowledge, But the heart of fools proclaims folly.

Proverbs 13:16
Every prudent man acts with knowledge, But a fool displays folly.

Proverbs 15:7
The lips of the wise spread knowledge, But the hearts of fools are not so.

Proverbs 15:28
The heart of the righteous ponders how to answer, But the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things.

Ecclesiastes 5:3
For the dream comes through much effort and the voice of a fool through many words.

Ecclesiastes 10:14
Yet the fool multiplies words. No man knows what will happen, and who can tell him what will come after him?
Treasury of Scripture

The tongue of the wise uses knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools pours out foolishness.

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Proverbs 15:23,28 A man has joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due …

Proverbs 12:23 A prudent man conceals knowledge: but the heart of fools proclaims foolishness.

Proverbs 13:16 Every prudent man deals with knowledge: but a fool lays open his folly.

Proverbs 16:23 The heart of the wise teaches his mouth, and adds learning to his lips.

Proverbs 25:11,12 A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver…

Psalm 45:1 My heart is gushing a good matter: I speak of the things which I …

Ecclesiastes 10:12,13 The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious; but the lips of a fool …

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Psalm 59:7 Behold, they belch out with their mouth: swords are in their lips: …

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