Proverbs 17:27

“He that hath knowledge, spareth his words: and a man of vnderstanding is of an excellent spirit.”

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Other Translations

He that hath knowledge spareth his words: [and] a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.
- King James Version

He who restrains his words has knowledge, And he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He that spareth his words hath knowledge; And he that is of a cool spirit is a man of understanding.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He who has knowledge says little: and he who has a calm spirit is a man of good sense.
- Basic English Bible

He that hath knowledge spareth his words; and a man of understanding is of a cool spirit.
- Darby Bible

He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.
- Webster's Bible

He who spares his words has knowledge. He who is even tempered is a man of understanding.
- World English Bible

One acquainted with knowledge is sparing his words, And the cool of temper [is] a man of understanding.
- Youngs Literal Bible

He that spareth his words hath knowledge; and he that husbandeth his spirit is a man of discernment.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Proverbs 17

  • Jennifer Macamaux
    It says it right there being miserable and scared and anxious and stressed brings on sickness and disease period.
  • I Am that Michael Isaac Dale
    A friend will be corrected by my Holy Father. It is written, The blueness of a wound cleanses away evil: so do stripes the inward parts of the belly. Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beat him with the rod, he shall not die. but Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
  • BSP
    Verse 17: True friends are there for each other both in good times and in bad times. We especially need to be a friend in the adverse times.
  • Edna L'Herault
    I LOVE TO READ PROVERBS AND ALSO PSALMS 23. I FEEL COMFORTED AND HAVE PEACE IN MY HEART AND SOUL WHEN I READ PSALMS AND PROVERBS. MAY GOD BE WITH US ALL.
  • Kc
    Read all the peoples comments and Thank you for your wisdom
  • Jd
    watch ur words be wise in everythg

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