New International Version
The tongue of the wise adorns knowledge, but the mouth of the fool gushes folly.
King James Bible
The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.
Darby Bible Translation
The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright; but the mouth of the foolish poureth out folly.
World English Bible
The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouth of fools gush out folly.
Young's Literal Translation
The tongue of the wise maketh knowledge good, And the mouth of fools uttereth folly.
Proverbs 15:2 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Useth knowledge aright - This is very difficult to know: - when to speak, and when to be silent; what to speak, and what to leave unspoken; the manner that is best and most suitable to the occasion, the subject, the circumstances, and the persons. All these are difficulties, often even to the wisest men. Even wise counsel may be foolishly given.
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A sermon (No. 177) delivered on Sabbath morning, February 14, 1858 At The Music Hall, Royal Surrey Gardens by C. H. Spurgeon. "Hell and destruction are before the Lord: how much more then the hearts of the children of men?" -- Proverbs 15:11. You have often smiled at the ignorance of heathens who bow themselves before gods of wood and stone. You have quoted the words of Scripture and you have said, "Eyes have they, but they see not; ears have they, but they hear not." You have therefore argued that …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
How the Humble and the Haughty are to be Admonished.
An Exposition on the First Ten Chapters of Genesis, and Part of the Eleventh
See what they spew from their mouths-- the words from their lips are sharp as swords, and they think, "Who can hear us?"
The prudent keep their knowledge to themselves, but a fool's heart blurts out folly.
All who are prudent act with knowledge, but fools expose their folly.
The lips of the wise spread knowledge, but the hearts of fools are not upright.
The heart of the righteous weighs its answers, but the mouth of the wicked gushes evil.
A dream comes when there are many cares, and many words mark the speech of a fool.
and fools multiply words. No one knows what is coming-- who can tell someone else what will happen after them?
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