New Living Translation
Spouting off before listening to the facts is both shameful and foolish.
King James Bible
He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.
Darby Bible Translation
He that giveth answer before he heareth, it is folly and shame unto him.
World English Bible
He who gives answer before he hears, that is folly and shame to him.
Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is answering a matter before he heareth, Folly it is to him and shame.
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LibraryA Faithful Friend
Friendship, however, though very pleasing and exceedingly blessed, has been the cause of the greatest misery to men when it has been unworthy and unfaithful; for just in proportion as a good friend is sweet, a false friend is full of bitterness. "A faithless friend is sharper than an adder's tooth." It is sweet to repose in some one; but O! how bitter to have that support snapped, and to receive a grievous fall as the effect of your confidence. Fidelity is an absolute necessary in a true friend; …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 3: 1857
Would that I were More Closely Bound
Epistle cxv. To Syagrius, Bishop of Augustodunum (Autun).
Have Read the Letter which You in Your Wisdom have Written Me. You Inveigh against Me
"Is it legal to convict a man before he is given a hearing?" he asked.
Don't trap yourself by making a rash promise to God and only later counting the cost.
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