Parallel Strong'sHolman Christian Standard BibleEven a fool is considered wise when he keeps silent, discerning when he seals his lips.
New American Standard BibleEven a fool, when he keeps silent, is considered wise; When he closes his lips, he is [considered] prudent.
King James BibleEven a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: [and] he that shutteth his lips [is esteemed] a man of understanding.
Parallel VersesInternational 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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