Proverbs 18:13
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English Standard Version
If one gives an answer before he hears, it is his folly and shame.

King James Bible
He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.

American Standard Version
He that giveth answer before he heareth, It is folly and shame unto him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that answereth before he heareth sheweth himself to be a fool, and worthy of confusion.

English Revised Version
He that giveth answer before he heareth, it is folly and shame unto him.

Webster's Bible Translation
He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame to him.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

7 The mouth of the fool is to him destruction,

   And his lips are a snare to his soul.

As Proverbs 18:6 corresponds to Proverbs 17:27 of the foregoing group, so this Proverbs 18:7 corresponds to Proverbs 17:28. Regarding מחתּה־לּו, vid., Proverbs 13:3. Instead of פי כּסיל, is to be written פּי־כסיל, according to Torath Emeth, p. 40, Cod. 1294, and old editions.

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Deuteronomy 13:14 Then shall you inquire, and make search, and ask diligently; and, behold, if it be truth, and the thing certain...

2 Samuel 16:4 Then said the king to Ziba, Behold, your are all that pertained to Mephibosheth. And Ziba said...

2 Samuel 19:24-30 And Mephibosheth the son of Saul came down to meet the king, and had neither dressed his feet, nor trimmed his beard...

Esther 3:10 And the king took his ring from his hand, and gave it to Haman the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, the Jews' enemy.

Esther 8:5 And said, If it please the king, and if I have favor in his sight, and the thing seem right before the king...

Job 29:16 I was a father to the poor: and the cause which I knew not I searched out.

Daniel 6:9,14 Why king Darius signed the writing and the decree...

John 7:51 Does our law judge any man, before it hear him, and know what he does?

answereth a matter; returneth a word.

Cross References
John 7:51
"Does our law judge a man without first giving him a hearing and learning what he does?"

Proverbs 20:25
It is a snare to say rashly, "It is holy," and to reflect only after making vows.

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