New American Standard Bible
Leave the presence of a fool, Or you will not discern words of knowledge.
King James Bible
Go from the presence of a foolish man, when thou perceivest not in him the lips of knowledge.
Darby Bible Translation
Go from the presence of a foolish man, in whom thou perceivest not the lips of knowledge.
World English Bible
Stay away from a foolish man, for you won't find knowledge on his lips.
Young's Literal Translation
Go from before a foolish man, Or thou hast not known the lips of knowledge.
Proverbs 14:7 Parallel
LibrarySatisfied from Self
'... A good man shall be satisfied from himself.'--PROVERBS xiv. 14. At first sight this saying strikes one as somewhat unlike the ordinary Scripture tone, and savouring rather of a Stoical self-complacency; but we recall parallel sayings, such as Christ's words, 'The water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water'; and the Apostle's, 'Then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone.' We further note that the text has an antithetic parallel in the preceding clause, where the picture is …
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