Proverbs 17:28

“Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Euen a foole, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips, is esteemed a man of vnderstanding.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Even a fool, when he keeps silent, is considered wise; When he closes his lips, he is {considered} prudent.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise; When he shutteth his lips, he is `esteemed as' prudent.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Even the foolish man, when he keeps quiet, is taken to be wise: when his lips are shut he is credited with good sense.
- Basic English Bible

Even a fool when he holdeth his peace is reckoned wise, [and] he that shutteth his lips, intelligent.
- Darby Bible

Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.
- Webster's Bible

Even a fool, when he keeps silent, is counted wise. When he shuts his lips, he is thought to be discerning.
- World English Bible

Even a fool keeping silence is reckoned wise, He who is shutting his lips intelligent!
- Youngs Literal Bible

Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise; and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed as a man of understanding.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Proverbs 17:28

  • HARRY ALLISON for verse 28
    I DO have an issue of talking too much,mainly about what JESUS has done for me ...borderline exalting myself ,unless i can discern that the lie is from the devil....

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