Proverbs 14:7

“Go from the presence of a foolish man, when thou perceivest not in him the lips of knowledge.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Proverbs 14:7

Goe from the presence of a foolish man, when thou perceiuest not in him the lippes of knowledge.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Leave the presence of a fool, Or you will not discern words of knowledge.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Go into the presence of a foolish man, And thou shalt not perceive `in him' the lips of knowledge.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Go away from the foolish man, for you will not see the lips of knowledge.
- Basic English Bible

Go from the presence of a foolish man, in whom thou perceivest not the lips of knowledge.
- Darby Bible

Go from the presence of a foolish man, when thou perceivest not in him the lips of knowledge.
- Webster's Bible

Stay away from a foolish man, for you won't find knowledge on his lips.
- World English Bible

Go from before a foolish man, Or thou hast not known the lips of knowledge.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Go from the presence of a foolish man, for thou wilt not perceive the lips of knowledge.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Proverbs 14:7

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 14:7


14:6 Findeth it not - Because he doth not seek it aright. That understandeth - That is honest and pious.

14:8 His way - Consists not in vain speculations, but in a diligent study of his duty, and of the way to eternal happiness. The folly - The wit of ungodly men, which is really their folly, is employed only in finding out ways of deceiving.

14:9 Favour - They find favour both with God and men.


Discussion for Proverbs 14:7

  • Shay on Proverbs 14:7
    A foolish person lacks true knowledge. Lips that utter knowledge do not belong to him. The advice is to get away from such a man, and it is wise to stay away from him.


 

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