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

  • Lilian
    We must be born again in Spirit and not in the flesh I will praise you and worship you Jesus for you are worthy thanks to your blood Jesus amen
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 11:4 RICHES PROFIT NOT IN THE DAY OF WRATH BUT RIGHTEOUSNESS DELIVERETH FROM DEATH PROVERBS 10:2 TREASURES OF WICKEDNESS PROFIT NOTHING BUT RIGHTEOUSNESS DELIVERETH FROM DEATH ACTS 10:35 BUT IN EVERY NATION HE THAT FEARETH HIM AND WORKETH RIGHTEOUSNESS IS ACCEPTED WITH HIM
  • 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

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