Proverbs 17:7

“Excellent speech becometh not a fool: much less do lying lips a prince.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Excellent speech becommeth not a foole: much lesse doe lying lippes a prince.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Excellent speech is not fitting for a fool, Much less are lying lips to a prince.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Excellent speech becometh not a fool; Much less do lying lips a prince.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Fair words are not to be looked for from a foolish man, much less are false lips in a ruler.
- Basic English Bible

Excellent speech becometh not a vile [man]; how much less do lying lips a noble!
- Darby Bible

Excellent speech becometh not a fool: much less do lying lips a prince.
- Webster's Bible

Arrogant speech isn't fitting for a fool, much less do lying lips fit a prince.
- World English Bible

Not comely for a fool is a lip of excellency, Much less for a noble a lip of falsehood.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Overbearing speech becometh not a churl; much less do lying lips a prince.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 17:7


17:7 Excellent speech - Discourse of high and excellent things.


Discussion for Proverbs 17:7

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