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

  • Andy
    We should follow Jesus example because helping others build up their faith also strengthens our own
  • Masterprohet
    Let us love our enimies as Christ love us. For their heart shall be convicted of the sin in the presence of God.
  • Sharon Jones
    God bless wicked souls, Thank you Alpha and Omega, The Beginning and the End, The First and the Last, HALLELUJAH!!!
  • 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.....

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