Proverbs 11:12
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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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
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.

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Keil 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.

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that

Judges 9:27-29,38 And they went out into the fields, and gathered their vineyards, and stepped the grapes, and made merry...

Nehemiah 4:2-4 And he spoke before his brothers and the army of Samaria, and said, What do these feeble Jews? will they fortify themselves...

Psalm 123:3,4 Have mercy on us, O LORD, have mercy on us: for we are exceedingly filled with contempt...

Luke 16:14 And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided him.

Luke 18:9 And he spoke this parable to certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:

John 7:48-52 Have any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed on him...

void of wisdom

Proverbs 10:19 In the multitude of words there wants not sin: but he that refrains his lips is wise.

1 Samuel 10:27 But the children of Belial said, How shall this man save us? And they despised him, and brought no presents. But he held his peace.

2 Kings 18:36 But the people held their peace, and answered him not a word: for the king's commandment was, saying, Answer him not.

1 Peter 2:23 Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judges righteously:

Cross References
Proverbs 6:32
He who commits adultery lacks sense; he who does it destroys himself.

Proverbs 11:11
By the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, but by the mouth of the wicked it is overthrown.

Proverbs 11:13
Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets, but he who is trustworthy in spirit keeps a thing covered.

Proverbs 14:21
Whoever despises his neighbor is a sinner, but blessed is he who is generous to the poor.

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