Proverbs 24:7
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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
Commentary
Clarke'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

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Proverbs 14:6 A scorner seeks wisdom, and finds it not: but knowledge is easy to him that understands.

Proverbs 15:24 The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath.

Proverbs 17:24 Wisdom is before him that has understanding; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.

Psalm 10:5 His ways are always grievous; your judgments are far above out of his sight: as for all his enemies, he puffs at them.

Psalm 92:5,6 O LORD, how great are your works! and your thoughts are very deep...

1 Corinthians 2:14 But the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness to him: neither can he know them...

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Proverbs 22:22 Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:

Proverbs 31:8,9 Open your mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction...

Job 29:7 When I went out to the gate through the city, when I prepared my seat in the street!

Job 31:21 If I have lifted up my hand against the fatherless, when I saw my help in the gate:

Isaiah 29:21 That make a man an offender for a word, and lay a snare for him that reproves in the gate...

Amos 5:10,12,15 They hate him that rebukes in the gate, and they abhor him that speaks uprightly...

Library
The 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 .
To Maximus, Bishop of Salona [113] . Gregory to Maximus, &c. When our common son the presbyter Veteranus came to the Roman city, he found me so weak from the pains of gout as to be quite unable to answer thy Fraternity's letters myself. And indeed with regard to the nation of the Sclaves [114] , from which you are in great danger, I am exceedingly afflicted and disturbed. I am afflicted as suffering already in your suffering: I am disturbed, because they have already begun to enter Italy by way
Saint Gregory the Great—the Epistles of Saint Gregory the Great

A Treatise on Good Works
I. We ought first to know that there are no good works except those which God has commanded, even as there is no sin except that which God has forbidden. Therefore whoever wishes to know and to do good works needs nothing else than to know God's commandments. Thus Christ says, Matthew xix, "If thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments." And when the young man asks Him, Matthew xix, what he shall do that he may inherit eternal life, Christ sets before him naught else but the Ten Commandments.
Dr. Martin Luther—A Treatise on Good Works

Proverbs
Many specimens of the so-called Wisdom Literature are preserved for us in the book of Proverbs, for its contents are by no means confined to what we call proverbs. The first nine chapters constitute a continuous discourse, almost in the manner of a sermon; and of the last two chapters, ch. xxx. is largely made up of enigmas, and xxxi. is in part a description of the good housewife. All, however, are rightly subsumed under the idea of wisdom, which to the Hebrew had always moral relations. The Hebrew
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Job 5:4
His children are far from safety, crushed in court without a defender.

Psalm 10:5
His ways are always prosperous; your laws are rejected by him; he sneers at all his enemies.

Psalm 127:5
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.

Proverbs 14:6
The mocker seeks wisdom and finds none, but knowledge comes easily to the discerning.

Proverbs 17:7
Eloquent lips are unsuited to a godless fool-- how much worse lying lips to a ruler!

Proverbs 17:16
Why should fools have money in hand to buy wisdom, when they are not able to understand it?

Isaiah 32:6
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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