New American Standard Bible
When a wise man has a controversy with a foolish man, The foolish man either rages or laughs, and there is no rest.
King James Bible
If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest.
Darby Bible Translation
If a wise man contendeth with a fool, whether he rage or laugh, he hath no rest.
World English Bible
If a wise man goes to court with a foolish man, the fool rages or scoffs, and there is no peace.
Young's Literal Translation
A wise man is judged by the foolish man, And he hath been angry, And he hath laughed, and there is no rest.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
All modes of teaching - the stern rebuke or the smiling speech - are alike useless with the "foolish" man; there is "no rest." The ceaseless cavilling goes on still.
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