New American Standard Bible
The lips of the wise spread knowledge, But the hearts of fools are not so.
King James Bible
The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish doeth not so.
Darby Bible Translation
The lips of the wise disperse knowledge, but not so the heart of the foolish.
World English Bible
The lips of the wise spread knowledge; not so with the heart of fools.
Young's Literal Translation
The lips of the wise scatter knowledge, And the heart of fools is not right.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Not so - The word translated "so" is taken by some in its etymological force as "strong," "firm," and the passage is rendered "the heart of the fool disperseth (supplied from the first clause) what is weak and unsteady," i. e., "falsehood and unwisdom." The Septuagint takes it as an adjective, "the heart of the fool is unstedfast." The phrase as it stands in the King James Version is, however, of frequent occurrence Genesis 48:18; Exodus 10:11; Numbers 12:7.
LibraryGod, the All-Seeing One
We have in our text, first of all, a great fact declared,--"Hell and destruction are before the Lord ;" we have, secondly, a great fact inferred,--"How much more then the hearts of the children of men?" I. We will begin with THE GREAT FACT WHICH IS DECLARED--a fact which furnishes us with premises from which we deduce the practical conclusion of the second sentence--"How much more then the hearts of the children of men?" The best interpretation that you can give of those two words, "hell" and "destruction," …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 4: 1858
Epistle cxxii. To Rechared, King of the visigoths .
The tongue of the wise makes knowledge acceptable, But the mouth of fools spouts folly.
Great wealth is in the house of the righteous, But trouble is in the income of the wicked.
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD, But the prayer of the upright is His delight.
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