Proverbs 10:14

“Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish is near destruction.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Wise men lay vp knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish is neere destruction.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Wise men store up knowledge, But with the mouth of the foolish, ruin is at hand.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Wise men lay up knowledge; But the mouth of the foolish is a present destruction.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Knowledge is stored up by the wise, but the mouth of the foolish man is a destruction which is near.
- Basic English Bible

The wise lay up knowledge; but the mouth of the fool is near destruction.
- Darby Bible

Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish is near destruction.
- Webster's Bible

Wise men lay up knowledge, but the mouth of the foolish is near ruin.
- World English Bible

The wise lay up knowledge, and the mouth of a fool [is] near ruin.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Wise men lay up knowledge; but the mouth of the foolish is an imminent ruin.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 10:14


10:14 Lay up - In their minds, to be brought forth upon fit occasions. Knowledge - Whereby they may be enabled to speak both what, and when it is seasonable. But - Fools are more forward to lay out than to lay up, and for want of knowledge speak much and foolishly, whereby they frequently bring destruction upon themselves.


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