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English Standard Version
Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise; when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent.
American Standard Version
Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise; When he shutteth his lips, he is esteemed as prudent.
Berean Study Bible
Even a fool is considered wise if he keeps silent, and discerning when he holds his tongue.
Even a fool, if he will hold his peace shall be counted wise: and if he close his lips, a man of understanding.
English Revised Version
Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: when he shutteth his lips, he is esteemed as prudent.
King James Bible
Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.
World English Bible
Even a fool, when he keeps silent, is counted wise. When he shuts his lips, he is thought to be discerning.
Young's Literal Translation
Even a fool keeping silence is reckoned wise, He who is shutting his lips intelligent!
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