Proverbs 29:9
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English Standard Version
If a wise man has an argument with a fool, the fool only rages and laughs, and there is no quiet.

King James Bible
If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest.

American Standard Version
If a wise man hath a controversy with a foolish man, Whether he be angry or laugh, there will be no rest.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If a wise man contend with a fool, whether he be angry or laugh, he shall find no rest.

English Revised Version
If a wise man hath a controversy with a foolish man, whether he be angry or laugh, there will be no rest.

Webster's Bible Translation
If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, whether he rageth or laugheth, there is no rest.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

This political proverb is now followed by one of general ethics:

3 A man who loveth wisdom delighteth his father;

   And he who keepeth company with harlots spendeth his substance.

Line first is a variation of Proverbs 10:1. אישׁ־אהב has, according to rule, the Metheg, cf. 9a. אישׁ is man, without distinction of age, from childhood (Genesis 4:1) up to ripe old age (Isaiah 66:13); love and dutiful relation towards father and mother never cease. Line second reminds of Proverbs 28:7 (cf. Proverbs 13:20).

Proverbs 29:9 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Proverbs 26:4 Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest you also be like to him.

Ecclesiastes 10:13 The beginning of the words of his mouth is foolishness: and the end of his talk is mischievous madness.

Matthew 7:6 Give not that which is holy to the dogs, neither cast you your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet...

Matthew 11:17-19 And saying, We have piped to you, and you have not danced; we have mourned to you, and you have not lamented...

Cross References
Proverbs 17:12
Let a man meet a she-bear robbed of her cubs rather than a fool in his folly.

Proverbs 26:4
Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest you be like him yourself.

Proverbs 29:8
Scoffers set a city aflame, but the wise turn away wrath.

Proverbs 29:10
Bloodthirsty men hate one who is blameless and seek the life of the upright.

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