New Living Translation
Wisdom is too lofty for fools. Among leaders at the city gate, they have nothing to say.
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.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
24:7 A fool - For a wicked man, whose sins enfeeble his mind, and make it incapable of wisdom. Openeth not - He knows not how to speak acceptably, and profitably in the publick assembly.
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Their children are abandoned far from help; they are crushed in court with no one to defend them.
Yet they succeed in everything they do. They do not see your punishment awaiting them. They sneer at all their enemies.
How joyful is the man whose quiver is full of them! He will not be put to shame when he confronts his accusers at the city gates.
A mocker seeks wisdom and never finds it, but knowledge comes easily to those with understanding.
Eloquent words are not fitting for a fool; even less are lies fitting for a ruler.
It is senseless to pay tuition to educate a fool, since he has no heart for learning.
For fools speak foolishness and make evil plans. They practice ungodliness and spread false teachings about the LORD. They deprive the hungry of food and give no water to the thirsty.
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