English Standard Version
Whoever belittles his neighbor lacks sense, but a man of understanding remains silent.
King James Bible
He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.
American Standard Version
He that despiseth his neighbor is void of wisdom; But a man of understanding holdeth his peace.
He that despiseth his friend, is mean of heart: but the wise man will hold his peace.
English Revised Version
He that despiseth his neighbour is void of wisdom: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.
Webster's Bible Translation
He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbor: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.
Proverbs 11:12 Parallel
CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
6 The rectitude of the upright saveth them,
And in their own covetousness are the faithless taken.
The integrity of those who go straight forward and straight through, without permitting themselves to turn aside on crooked ways, delivers them from the snares which are laid for them, the dangers they encounter; while, on the contrary, the faithless, though they mask their intentions ever so cunningly, are ensnared in their passionate covetousness: the mask is removed, they are convicted, and are caught and lost. Regarding הוּה, abyss, overthrow, also stumbling against anything equals covetousness, vid., at Proverbs 10:3, and under Psalm 5:10. The form of the expression 6b follows the scheme, "in the image of God created He man," Genesis 9:6. The subject is to be taken from the genitive, as is marked by the accentuation, for it gives Mugrash to the וּבהוּת, as if it were the principal form, for וּבהוּה.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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He who commits adultery lacks sense; he who does it destroys himself.
By the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, but by the mouth of the wicked it is overthrown.
Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets, but he who is trustworthy in spirit keeps a thing covered.
Whoever despises his neighbor is a sinner, but blessed is he who is generous to the poor.
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