New International Version
Wisdom is too high for fools; in the assembly at the gate they must not open their mouths.
King James Bible
Wisdom is too high for a fool: he openeth not his mouth in the gate.
Darby Bible Translation
Wisdom is too high for a fool: he will not open his mouth in the gate.
World English Bible
Wisdom is too high for a fool: he doesn't open his mouth in the gate.
Young's Literal Translation
Wisdom is high for a fool, In the gate he openeth not his mouth.
Proverbs 24:7 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A fool - openeth not his mouth in the gate - Is not put into public offices of trust and responsibility.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryThe Sluggard's Garden
'I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding; 31. And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down.'--PROVERBS xxiv. 30, 31. This picture of the sluggard's garden seems to be intended as a parable. No doubt its direct simple meaning is full of homely wisdom in full accord with the whole tone of the Book of Proverbs; but we shall scarcely do justice to this saying of the wise …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Epistle xxxvi. To Maximus, Bishop of Salona .
A Treatise on Good Works
His children are far from safety, crushed in court without a defender.
His ways are always prosperous; your laws are rejected by him; he sneers at all his enemies.
Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their opponents in court.
The mocker seeks wisdom and finds none, but knowledge comes easily to the discerning.
Eloquent lips are unsuited to a godless fool-- how much worse lying lips to a ruler!
Why should fools have money in hand to buy wisdom, when they are not able to understand it?
For fools speak folly, their hearts are bent on evil: They practice ungodliness and spread error concerning the LORD; the hungry they leave empty and from the thirsty they withhold water.
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