Proverbs 29:20
New International Version
Do you see someone who speaks in haste? There is more hope for a fool than for them.

New Living Translation
There is more hope for a fool than for someone who speaks without thinking.

English Standard Version
Do you see a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.

Berean Study Bible
Do you see a man who speaks in haste? There is more hope for a fool than for him.

New American Standard Bible
Do you see a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.

New King James Version
Do you see a man hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.

King James Bible
Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? there is more hope of a fool than of him.

Christian Standard Bible
Do you see someone who speaks too soon? There is more hope for a fool than for him.

Contemporary English Version
There is more hope for a fool than for someone who speaks without thinking.

Good News Translation
There is more hope for a stupid fool than for someone who speaks without thinking.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Do you see a man who speaks too soon? There is more hope for a fool than for him.

International Standard Version
Do you see a man who speaks hastily? There is more hope for a fool than for him.

NET Bible
Do you see someone who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.

New Heart English Bible
Do you see a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
If you have seen a man hasty in his words, know that a fool is better than he.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Have you met a person who is quick to answer? There is more hope for a fool than for him.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.

New American Standard 1977
Do you see a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.

King James 2000 Bible
See you a man that is hasty in his words? there is more hope for a fool than for him.

American King James Version
See you a man that is hasty in his words? there is more hope of a fool than of him.

American Standard Version
Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? There is more hope of a fool than of him.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
If thou see a man hasty in his words, know that the fool has hope rather than he.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Hast thou seen a man hasty to speak? folly is rather to be looked for, than his amendment.

Darby Bible Translation
Hast thou seen a man hasty in his words? there is more hope of a fool than of him.

English Revised Version
Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? there is more hope of a fool than of him.

Webster's Bible Translation
Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? there is more hope of a fool than of him.

World English Bible
Do you see a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.

Young's Literal Translation
Thou hast seen a man hasty in his words! More hope of a fool than of him.
Study Bible
The Stiff-Necked will Be Destroyed
19A servant cannot be corrected by words alone; though he understands, he will not respond. 20Do you see a man who speaks in haste? There is more hope for a fool than for him. 21A servant pampered from his youth will bring grief in the end.…
Cross References
James 1:19
My beloved brothers, understand this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to anger,

Proverbs 19:2
Even zeal is no good without knowledge, and he who hurries his footsteps misses the mark.

Proverbs 26:12
Do you see a man who is wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.

Proverbs 29:19
A servant cannot be corrected by words alone; though he understands, he will not respond.

Proverbs 29:21
A servant pampered from his youth will bring grief in the end.

Treasury of Scripture

See you a man that is hasty in his words? there is more hope of a fool than of him.

seest

Proverbs 29:11
A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.

Ecclesiastes 5:2
Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter any thing before God: for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few.

James 1:19
Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:

words

Proverbs 14:29
He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.

Proverbs 21:5
The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty only to want.

more

Proverbs 26:12
Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.





Lexicon
Do you see
חָזִ֗יתָ (ḥā·zî·ṯā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2372: To gaze at, to perceive, contemplate, to have a, vision of

a man
אִ֭ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

who speaks
בִּדְבָרָ֑יו (biḏ·ḇā·rāw)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

in haste?
אָ֣ץ (’āṣ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 213: To press, to be close, hurry, withdraw

There is more hope
תִּקְוָ֖ה (tiq·wāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8615: A cord, expectancy

for a fool
לִכְסִ֣יל (liḵ·sîl)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3684: Stupid fellow, dullard, fool

than for him.
מִמֶּֽנּוּ׃ (mim·men·nū)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4480: A part of, from, out of
(20) There is more hope of a fool (khesil) than of him.--The fool is a dull, self-satisfied person, but may learn better; the man who is hasty and ill-advised in his words has a harder task before him in governing his tongue. (Comp. James 3:2 sqq.)

Verse 20. - Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? (comp. Proverbs 26:12); Vulgate, velocem ad loquendum; Septuagint, ταχὺν ἐν λόγοις. James 1:19," Let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak." "A talkative (γλωσσώδης) man is dangerous in his city; and he that is rash (προπετὴς) in his words shall be hated" (Ecclus. 9:18). We might also translate, "hasty in his matters," "hasty in business," and the gnome would be equally true (see note on Proverbs 19:2). There is more hope era fool than of him. The dull, stupid man (kesil) may be instructed and guided and made to listen to reason; the hasty and ill-advised speaker consults no one, takes no thought before he speaks, nor reflects on the effect of his words; such a man it is almost impossible to reform (see James 3:5, etc.). "Every one that speaks," says St. Gregory, "while he waits for his hearer's sentence upon his words, is as it were subjected to the judgment of him by whom he is heard. Accordingly, he that fears to be condemned in respect of his words ought first to put to the test that which he delivers - that there may be a kind of impartial and sober umpire sitting between the hear and tongue, weighing with exactness whether the heart presents right words, which the tongue taking up with advantage may bring forward for the heater's judgment" ('Moral.,' 8:5, Oxford transl.).
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