Proverbs 17:28
1571 [e]   28
gam   28
גַּ֤ם   28
Even   28
Conj   28
  
 

 
 
 191 [e]
’ĕ·wîl
אֱוִ֣יל
a fool
N‑ms
  
 

 
 
 2790 [e]
ma·ḥă·rîš
מַ֭חֲרִישׁ
when he holds his peace
V‑Hifil‑Prtcpl‑ms
  
 

 
 
 2450 [e]
ḥā·ḵām
חָכָ֣ם
wise
Adj‑ms
2803 [e]
yê·ḥā·šêḇ;
יֵחָשֵׁ֑ב
is counted
V‑Nifal‑Imperf‑3ms
331 [e]
’ō·ṭêm
אֹטֵ֖ם
[when] he shuts
V‑Qal‑Prtcpl‑ms
8193 [e]
śə·p̄ā·ṯāw
שְׂפָתָ֣יו
his lips
N‑fdc | 3ms
  
 
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 995 [e]
nā·ḇō·wn.
נָבֽוֹן׃
[he is considered] perceptive
V‑Nifal‑Prtcpl‑ms








Parallel Strong's
Holman Christian Standard Bible
Even a fool is considered wise when he keeps silent, discerning when he seals his lips.

New American Standard Bible
Even a fool, when he keeps silent, is considered wise; When he closes his lips, he is [considered] 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.
Parallel Verses
International Standard Version
Even a fool is thought to be wise when he remains silent; he is thought to be prudent when he keeps his mouth shut.

American Standard Version
Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise; When he shutteth his lips, he is esteemed as prudent.

Young's Literal Translation
Even a fool keeping silence is reckoned wise, He who is shutting his lips intelligent!
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