Ecclesiastes 7:5
Text Analysis
2896 [e]ט֕וֹב
[it is] betterAdj-ms
8085 [e]לִשְׁמֹ֖עַ
to hearPrep-l | V-Qal-Inf
1606 [e]גַּעֲרַ֣ת
the rebukeN-fsc
2450 [e]חָכָ֑ם
of the wiseAdj-ms
376 [e]מֵאִ֕ישׁ
Than for a manPrep-m | N-ms
8085 [e]שֹׁמֵ֖עַ
to hearV-Qal-Prtcpl-ms
7892 [e]שִׁ֥יר
the songN-msc
3684 [e]כְּסִילִֽים׃
of foolsN-mp

Hebrew Texts
קהלת 7:5 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
טֹ֕וב לִשְׁמֹ֖עַ גַּעֲרַ֣ת חָכָ֑ם מֵאִ֕ישׁ שֹׁמֵ֖עַ שִׁ֥יר כְּסִילִֽים׃

קהלת 7:5 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
טוב לשמע גערת חכם מאיש שמע שיר כסילים׃

קהלת 7:5 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
טוב לשמע גערת חכם מאיש שמע שיר כסילים׃

קהלת 7:5 Hebrew Bible
טוב לשמע גערת חכם מאיש שמע שיר כסילים׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
It is better to listen to the rebuke of a wise man Than for one to listen to the song of fools.

King James Bible
It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise, than for a man to hear the song of fools.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
It is better to listen to rebuke from a wise person than to listen to the song of fools,
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the song

Psalm 69:12 They that sit in the gate speak against me; and I was the song of the drunkards.

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