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

  • Sharon Jones
    God bless wicked souls, Thank you Alpha and Omega, The Beginning and the End, The First and the Last, HALLELUJAH!!!
  • Faithful1
    It is in the book of Proverbs Ch. 11 that I received confirmation of the benefits of righteousness. Good works can only be led by wisdom herself and that work is never done in vain.
  • Abel
    Let us. Thank God for his mercy tender loving kindness. John 3:16
  • 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.

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