Proverbs 11:12
Modern Translations
New International Version
Whoever derides their neighbor has no sense, but the one who has understanding holds their tongue.

New Living Translation
It is foolish to belittle one’s neighbor; a sensible person keeps quiet.

English Standard Version
Whoever belittles his neighbor lacks sense, but a man of understanding remains silent.

Berean Study Bible
Whoever shows contempt for his neighbor lacks judgment, but a man of understanding remains silent.

New American Standard Bible
One who despises his neighbor lacks sense, But a person of understanding keeps silent.

NASB 1995
He who despises his neighbor lacks sense, But a man of understanding keeps silent.

NASB 1977
He who despises his neighbor lacks sense, But a man of understanding keeps silent.

Amplified Bible
He who despises his neighbor lacks sense, But a man of understanding keeps silent.

Christian Standard Bible
Whoever shows contempt for his neighbor lacks sense, but a person with understanding keeps silent.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Whoever shows contempt for his neighbor lacks sense, but a man with understanding keeps silent.

Contemporary English Version
It's stupid to say bad things about your neighbors. If you are sensible, you will keep quiet.

Good News Translation
It is foolish to speak scornfully of others. If you are smart, you will keep quiet.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A person who despises a neighbor has no sense, but a person who has understanding keeps quiet.

International Standard Version
Whoever belittles his neighbor lacks sense, but the discerning man controls his comments.

NET Bible
The one who denounces his neighbor lacks wisdom, but the one who has discernment keeps silent.
Classic Translations
King James Bible
He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.

New King James Version
He who is devoid of wisdom despises his neighbor, But a man of understanding holds his peace.

King James 2000 Bible
He that is void of wisdom despises his neighbor: but a man of understanding holds his peace.

New Heart English Bible
One who despises his neighbor is void of wisdom, but a man of understanding holds his peace.

World English Bible
One who despises his neighbor is void of wisdom, but a man of understanding holds his peace.

American King James Version
He that is void of wisdom despises his neighbor: but a man of understanding holds his peace.

American Standard Version
He that despiseth his neighbor is void of wisdom; But a man of understanding holdeth his peace.

A Faithful Version
One who is void of wisdom despises his neighbor, but a man of understanding remains silent.

Darby Bible Translation
He that despiseth his neighbour is void of heart; but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.

English Revised Version
He that despiseth his neighbour is void of wisdom: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.

Webster's Bible Translation
He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbor: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
He that despiseth his neighbour, is destitute of wisedome: but a man of vnderstanding will keepe silence.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
A foole slaundereth his neyghbour: but a wise man holdeth his peace.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
A foole bryngeth vp a slaunder of his neghboure, but a wyse man wil kepe it secrete.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
Whoever is despising his neighbor lacks heart, "" And a man of understanding keeps silence.

Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is despising his neighbour lacketh heart, And a man of understanding keepeth silence.

Smith's Literal Translation
He wanting heart despised for his neighbor: and a man of understanding will be silent.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
He that despiseth his friend, is mean of heart: but the wise man will hold his peace.

Catholic Public Domain Version
Whoever despises his friend is destitute in heart. But the prudent man will remain silent.

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
He that despises his neighbor is deficient in mind and a man of understanding dwells in quietness.

Lamsa Bible
He who despises his neighbor lacks understanding; but a man of prudence lives in peace.

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
He that despiseth his neighbour lacketh understanding; But a man of discernment holdeth his peace.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
A man void of understanding sneers at his fellow citizens: but a sensible man is quiet.








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