Proverbs 24:7
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New International Version
Wisdom is too high for fools; in the assembly at the gate they must not open their mouths.

New Living Translation
Wisdom is too lofty for fools. Among leaders at the city gate, they have nothing to say.

English Standard Version
Wisdom is too high for a fool; in the gate he does not open his mouth.

New American Standard Bible
Wisdom is too exalted for a fool, He does not open his mouth in the gate.

King James Bible
Wisdom is too high for a fool: he openeth not his mouth in the gate.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Wisdom is inaccessible to a fool; he does not open his mouth at the gate.

International Standard Version
Wisdom lies beyond reach of the fool; he has nothing to say in court.

NET Bible
Wisdom is unattainable for a fool; in court he does not open his mouth.

New Heart English Bible
Wisdom is too high for a fool: he doesn't open his mouth in the gate.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Wisdom casts out the fool and he does not open his mouth in the gate.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Matters of wisdom are beyond the grasp of a stubborn fool. At the city gate he does not open his mouth.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Wisdom is as unattainable to a fool as corals; He openeth not his mouth in the gate.

New American Standard 1977
Wisdom is too high for a fool,
            He does not open his mouth in the gate.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Wisdom, is too high for a fool; he shall not open his mouth in the gate.

King James 2000 Bible
Wisdom is too lofty for a fool: he opens not his mouth in the gate.

American King James Version
Wisdom is too high for a fool: he opens not his mouth in the gate.

American Standard Version
Wisdom is too high for a fool: He openeth not his mouth in the gate.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Wisdom is too high for a fool, in the gate he shall not open his mouth.

Darby Bible Translation
Wisdom is too high for a fool: he will not open his mouth in the gate.

English Revised Version
Wisdom is too high for a fool: he openeth not his mouth in the gate.

Webster's Bible Translation
Wisdom is too high for a fool: he openeth not his mouth in the gate.

World English Bible
Wisdom is too high for a fool: he doesn't open his mouth in the gate.

Young's Literal Translation
Wisdom is high for a fool, In the gate he openeth not his mouth.
Study Bible
Don’t Be Envious of Evil Men
6For by wise guidance you will wage war, And in abundance of counselors there is victory. 7Wisdom is too exalted for a fool, He does not open his mouth in the gate. 8One who plans to do evil, Men will call a schemer.…
Cross References
Job 5:4
"His sons are far from safety, They are even oppressed in the gate, And there is no deliverer.

Psalm 10:5
His ways prosper at all times; Your judgments are on high, out of his sight; As for all his adversaries, he snorts at them.

Psalm 127:5
How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them; They will not be ashamed When they speak with their enemies in the gate.

Proverbs 14:6
A scoffer seeks wisdom and finds none, But knowledge is easy to one who has understanding.

Proverbs 17:7
Excellent speech is not fitting for a fool, Much less are lying lips to a prince.

Proverbs 17:16
Why is there a price in the hand of a fool to buy wisdom, When he has no sense?

Isaiah 32:6
For a fool speaks nonsense, And his heart inclines toward wickedness: To practice ungodliness and to speak error against the LORD, To keep the hungry person unsatisfied And to withhold drink from the thirsty.
Treasury of Scripture

Wisdom is too high for a fool: he opens not his mouth in the gate.

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Proverbs 14:6 A scorner seeks wisdom, and finds it not: but knowledge is easy to …

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 …

Psalm 10:5 His ways are always grievous; your judgments are far above out of …

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: …

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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 …

Job 29:7 When I went out to the gate through the city, when I prepared my …

Job 31:21 If I have lifted up my hand against the fatherless, when I saw my …

Isaiah 29:21 That make a man an offender for a word, and lay a snare for him that …

Amos 5:10,12,15 They hate him that rebukes in the gate, and they abhor him that speaks …

(7) Wisdom is too high for a fool.--For "wisdom" (literally, wisdoms), comp. note on Proverbs 1:20. He has been too self-willed to learn; so while others express their opinions when the business or justice of his city is being transacted (see above on Proverbs 22:22) he has to remain sheepishly silent.

Verses 7-10. - Some distichs now follow, concerned with wisdom and its opposite. Verse 7. - Wisdom is too high for a fool. It is beyond his reach, he cannot follow its lead, and has nothing to say when his counsel is asked, and no ability to judge of any question presented to him. "Wisdom" (chochmoth) is in the plural number, intimating the various attributes connoted by it, or the different aspects in which it may be regarded (see note on Proverbs 1:20). "Too high" (ראמות, ramoth) is also plural; and Delitzsch and Nowack take it to mean, not so much "high things" as "precious things," such as pearls or precious stones, in accordance with Job 28:18, "No mention shall be made of coral or of crystal; yea,. the price of wisdom is above rubies." In this sense Delitzsch translates, "Wisdom seems to the fool to be an ornamental commodity," a costly and unnecessary appendage, which is not worth the sacrifices entailed by its pursuit. Whichever way we take it, the point is the rarity and inaccessibility of wisdom, and the repugnance of fools to make any exertion in order to obtain it. St. Augustine thus sums up the steps by which wisdom is reached: fear of God, piety, knowledge, fortitude, mercifulness, sincerity ('De Doctr. Christ.,' 2:7). He openeth not him month in the gate. When men gather in the usual place of assembly (Proverbs 8:3; Proverbs 22:2), to take counsel on public matters, he has nothing to say; he listens fatuously, and is silent. Septuagint, "Wisdom and good thought are in the gates of the wise; the wise turn not aside from the mouth of the Lord, but reason in assemblies." Wisdom is too high for a fool,.... It is out of his reach, he cannot attain it; natural wisdom, or the knowledge of many things in nature; at least it seems so to himself, and therefore will not take any pains, or make use of any means, to obtain it; as the knowledge of human laws; of medicine, of philosophy, of languages, or of any of the liberal arts and sciences; or he has not really a capacity for it. This is more especially true of spiritual wisdom, or of the knowledge of divine things in a spiritual way; or of the things Of the Spirit of God, which a natural man cannot know, because they are spiritually discerned; it is God only makes men to know this kind of wisdom in the hidden part, 1 Corinthians 2:14; for as a "fool" here denotes a wicked man, let his natural parts be what they will; so wisdom spiritual knowledge, and experience of divine things, which is too high for an unregenerate man to reach; see a like phrase in Psalm 139:6;

he openeth not his mouth in the gate; he is not qualified far it; and if he has any knowledge of himself, he will not venture to speak in a public assembly, in the house of parliament, in a court of judicature, or in the company of men of knowledge and sense; and indeed it is his highest wisdom to keep silence, and not betray his ignorance: and so with regard to spiritual things; a man that wisdom is too high for, and he has no share of it, shall not or ought not to open his mouth where Wisdom cries; even in the gates of the cities, or in the public assemblies of the saints, Proverbs 1:21. 7. (Compare Pr 14:16).

in the gate—(Compare Pr 22:22).24:1,2 Envy not sinners. And let not a desire ever come into thy mind, Oh that I could shake off restraints! 3-6. Piety and prudence in outward affairs, both go together to complete a wise man. By knowledge the soul is filled with the graces and comforts of the spirit, those precious and pleasant riches. The spirit is strengthened for the spiritual work and the spiritual warfare, by true wisdom. 7-9. A weak man thinks wisdom is too high for him, therefore he will take no pains for it. It is bad to do evil, but worse to devise it. Even the first risings of sin in the heart are sin, and must be repented of. Those that strive to make others hateful, make themselves so. 10. Under troubles we are apt to despair of relief. But be of good courage, and God shall strengthen thy heart. 11,12. If a man know that his neighbour is in danger by any unjust proceeding, he is bound to do all in his power to deliver him. And what is it to suffer immortal souls to perish, when our persuasions and example may be the means of preventing it? 13,14. We are quickened to the study of wisdom by considering both the pleasure and the profit of it. All men relish things that are sweet to the palate; but many have no relish for the things that are sweet to the purified soul, and that make us wise unto salvation. 15,16. The sincere soul falls as a traveller may do, by stumbling at some stone in his path; but gets up, and goes on his way with more care and speed. This is rather to be understood of falls into affliction, than falls into actual sin.
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