Proverbs 17:28
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
1571 [e]גַּ֤ם
gam
EvenConj
191 [e]אֱוִ֣יל
’ĕ-wîl
a foolN-ms
2790 [e]מַ֭חֲרִישׁ
ma-ḥă-rîš
when he holds his peaceV-Hifil-Prtcpl-ms
2450 [e]חָכָ֣ם
ḥā-ḵām
wiseAdj-ms
2803 [e]יֵחָשֵׁ֑ב
yê-ḥā-šêḇ;
is countedV-Nifal-Imperf-3ms
331 [e]אֹטֵ֖ם
’ō-ṭêm
[when] he shutsV-Qal-Prtcpl-ms
8193 [e]שְׂפָתָ֣יו
śə-p̄ā-ṯāw
his lipsN-fdc | 3ms
995 [e]נָבֽוֹן׃
nā-ḇō-wn.
[he is considered] perceptiveV-Nifal-Prtcpl-ms









Hebrew Texts
משלי 17:28 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
גַּ֤ם אֱוִ֣יל מַ֭חֲרִישׁ חָכָ֣ם יֵחָשֵׁ֑ב אֹטֵ֖ם שְׂפָתָ֣יו נָבֹֽון׃

משלי 17:28 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
גם אויל מחריש חכם יחשב אטם שפתיו נבון׃

משלי 17:28 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
גם אויל מחריש חכם יחשב אטם שפתיו נבון׃

משלי 17:28 Hebrew Bible
גם אויל מחריש חכם יחשב אטם שפתיו נבון׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
Even a fool, when he keeps silent, is considered wise; When he closes his lips, he is considered prudent.

King James Bible
Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Even a fool is considered wise when he keeps silent, discerning when he seals his lips.
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