New Living Translation
Eloquent words are not fitting for a fool; even less are lies fitting for a ruler.
King James Bible
Excellent speech becometh not a fool: much less do lying lips a prince.
Darby Bible Translation
Excellent speech becometh not a vile man; how much less do lying lips a noble!
World English Bible
Arrogant speech isn't fitting for a fool, much less do lying lips fit a prince.
Young's Literal Translation
Not comely for a fool is a lip of excellency, Much less for a noble a lip of falsehood.
Proverbs 17:7 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
17:7 Excellent speech - Discourse of high and excellent things.
LibraryCæsarius of Arles.
He was born in the district of Chalons-sur-Saone, A. D. 470. He seems to have been early awakened, by a pious education, to vital Christianity. When he was between seven and eight years old, it would often happen that he would give a portion of his clothes to the poor whom he met, and would say, when he came home, that he had been, constrained to do so. When yet a youth, he entered the celebrated convent on the island of Lerins, (Lerina,) in Provence, from which a spirit of deep and practical piety …
Augustus Neander—Light in the Dark Places
Letter xxiv (Circa A. D. 1126) to Oger, Regular Canon
Twenty Second Sunday after Trinity Paul's Thanks and Prayers for Churches.
How the Silent and the Talkative are to be Admonished.
Silence their lying lips--those proud and arrogant lips that accuse the godly.
haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that kill the innocent,
The LORD detests lying lips, but he delights in those who tell the truth.
It isn't right for a fool to live in luxury or for a slave to rule over princes!
Wisdom is too lofty for fools. Among leaders at the city gate, they have nothing to say.
Honor is no more associated with fools than snow with summer or rain with harvest.
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