Proverbs 15:2
New International Version
The tongue of the wise adorns knowledge, but the mouth of the fool gushes folly.

New Living Translation
The tongue of the wise makes knowledge appealing, but the mouth of a fool belches out foolishness.

English Standard Version
The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouths of fools pour out folly.

Berean Study Bible
The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouth of the fool spouts folly.

New American Standard Bible
The tongue of the wise makes knowledge acceptable, But the mouth of fools spouts folly.

King James Bible
The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.

Christian Standard Bible
The tongue of the wise makes knowledge attractive, but the mouth of fools blurts out foolishness.

Contemporary English Version
Words of wisdom come from the wise, but fools speak foolishness.

Good News Translation
When wise people speak, they make knowledge attractive, but stupid people spout nonsense.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The tongue of the wise makes knowledge attractive, but the mouth of fools blurts out foolishness.

International Standard Version
The wise speak, presenting knowledge appropriately, but fools spout foolishness.

NET Bible
The tongue of the wise treats knowledge correctly, but the mouth of the fool spouts out folly.

New Heart English Bible
The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouth of fools gush out folly.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The tongue of wisdom adorns knowledge, and the mouth of fools vomits a curse.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The tongues of wise people give good expression to knowledge, but the mouths of fools pour out a flood of stupidity.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright; But the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.

New American Standard 1977
The tongue of the wise makes knowledge acceptable, But the mouth of fools spouts folly.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The tongue of the wise shall adorn wisdom, but the mouth of fools shall speak foolishness.

King James 2000 Bible
The tongue of the wise uses knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools pours out foolishness.

American King James Version
The tongue of the wise uses knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools pours out foolishness.

American Standard Version
The tongue of the wise uttereth knowledge aright; But the mouth of fools poureth out folly.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The tongue of the wise knows what is good: but the mouth of the foolish tells out evil things.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The tongue of the wise adorneth knowledge: but the mouth of fools bubbleth out folly.

Darby Bible Translation
The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright; but the mouth of the foolish poureth out folly.

English Revised Version
The tongue of the wise uttereth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out folly.

Webster's Bible Translation
The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.

World English Bible
The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouth of fools gush out folly.

Young's Literal Translation
The tongue of the wise maketh knowledge good, And the mouth of fools uttereth folly.
Study Bible
A Gentle Answer Turns Away Wrath
1A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. 2The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouth of the fool spouts folly. 3The eyes of the LORD are in every place, observing the evil and the good.…
Cross References
Psalm 59:7
See what they spew from their mouths--sharp words from their lips: "For who can hear us?"

Proverbs 12:23
A shrewd man keeps his knowledge to himself, but a foolish heart proclaims its folly.

Proverbs 13:16
Every prudent man acts with knowledge, but a fool displays his folly.

Proverbs 15:7
The lips of the wise spread knowledge, but not so the hearts of fools.

Proverbs 15:28
The heart of the righteous ponders how to answer, but the mouth of the wicked blurts out evil.

Ecclesiastes 5:3
As a dream comes through many cares, so the speech of a fool comes with many words.

Ecclesiastes 10:14
Yet the fool multiplies words. No one knows what is coming, and who can tell him what will come after him?

Treasury of Scripture

The tongue of the wise uses knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools pours out foolishness.

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Proverbs 15:23,28
A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it! …

Proverbs 12:23
A prudent man concealeth knowledge: but the heart of fools proclaimeth foolishness.

Proverbs 13:16
Every prudent man dealeth with knowledge: but a fool layeth open his folly.

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Psalm 59:7
Behold, they belch out with their mouth: swords are in their lips: for who, say they, doth hear?







Lexicon
The tongue
לְשׁ֣וֹן (lə·šō·wn)
Noun - common singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3956: The tongue

of the wise
חֲ֭כָמִים (ḥă·ḵā·mîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2450: Wise

commends
תֵּיטִ֣יב (tê·ṭîḇ)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3190: To be good, well, glad, or pleasing

knowledge,
דָּ֑עַת (dā·‘aṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1847: Knowledge

but the mouth
וּפִ֥י (ū·p̄î)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6310: The mouth, edge, portion, side, according to

of the fool
כְ֝סִילִ֗ים (ḵə·sî·lîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3684: Stupid fellow, dullard, fool

spouts
יַבִּ֥יעַ (yab·bî·a‘)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5042: To gush forth, to utter, to emit

folly.
אִוֶּֽלֶת׃ (’iw·we·leṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 200: Silliness
XV.

(2) Useth knowledge aright.--Brings it forth at the proper time and place.

Verse 2. - The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright. This means either, brings it forth opportunely, it the right time and place, or illustrates it, makes it beautiful and pleasant, as ver. 13. The wise man not only has knowledge, but can give it appropriate expression (comp. Proverbs 16:23). Vulgate, "The tongue of the wise adorneth wisdom." The wise man, by producing his sentiments and opinions in appropriate language and on proper occasions, commends wisdom, and renders it acceptable to his hearers. Septuagint, "The tongue of the wise knoweth what is fair (καλά)." But the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness (ver. 28). A fool cannot open his mouth without exposing his folly; he speaks without due consideration or discretion; as the Vulgate terms it, ebullit, "he bubbles over," like a boiling pot, which emits its contents inopportunely and uselessly. Septuagint, "The mouth of fools proclaimeth evil." 15:1 A right cause will be better pleaded with meekness than with passion. Nothing stirs up anger like grievous words. 2. He that has knowledge, is to use it aright, for the good of others.
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