Proverbs 11:12

“He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

He that is void of wisedome, despiseth his neighbour: but a man of vnderstanding holdeth his peace.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He who despises his neighbor lacks sense, But a man of understanding keeps silent.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He that despiseth his neighbor is void of wisdom; But a man of understanding holdeth his peace.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He who has a poor opinion of his neighbour has no sense, but a wise man keeps quiet.
- Basic English Bible

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

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

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

Whoso is despising his neighbour lacketh heart, And a man of understanding keepeth silence.
- Youngs Literal Bible

He that despiseth his neighbour lacketh understanding; but a man of discernment holdeth his peace.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 11:12


11:12 Despiseth - Which he shews by contemptuous or reproachful expressions. Holdeth peace - Forbears all such expressions, and silently and patiently bears those reproaches.


Discussion for Proverbs 11

  • Charles franklin
    ...one seed -- from one fruit -- of one tree...can reproduce the same likeness...multiply times...reproducing its existence of life over and over...through this action...BY FEEDING OTHERS...through the examples FRUITS of YOUR LIFE...the righteous has become wise... having or showing experience, knowledge, and good judgment...
  • Kmesh
    It speaks of evildoers and their transgressions when living holy with standards of holiness is not valued.
  • Appiagyei Francis
    Proverbs11 purely tells Christians to bear fruit,we should win souls for Christ Jesus,Amen.
  • Janet Dixon
    If the wicked fail repent and held the belief that when they die, they will be seated in the bosom of Jesus Christ, they need to think twice. For the wages of sin is DEATH.....
  • Frain Sàin Magee
    Its talking about Humility.
  • ONYIAH ONOCHIE HARRY for verse 25
    Liberal Soul are souls that gives, and giving is sowing. The bible that, freely are ye given,freely also shall ye give, but it takes the man who love to give, but so also a giver cannot lack Shalt be fat, because if he lacks he won 't have to give,and others will not be encouraged through him,so a liberal soul must be fat

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