Proverbs 24:7

“Wisdom is too high for a fool: he openeth not his mouth in the gate.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Wisedome is too high for a foole: he openeth not his mouth in the gate.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Wisdom is {too} exalted for a fool, He does not open his mouth in the gate.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Wisdom is too high for a fool: He openeth not his mouth in the gate.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Wisdom is outside the power of the foolish: he keeps his mouth shut in the public place.
- Basic English Bible

Wisdom is too high for a fool: he will not open his mouth in the gate.
- Darby Bible

Wisdom is too high for a fool: he openeth not his mouth in the gate.
- Webster's Bible

Wisdom is too high for a fool: he doesn't open his mouth in the gate.
- World English Bible

Wisdom [is] high for a fool, In the gate he openeth not his mouth.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Wisdom is as unattainable to a fool as corals; he openeth not his mouth in the gate.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 24:7


24:7 A fool - For a wicked man, whose sins enfeeble his mind, and make it incapable of wisdom. Openeth not - He knows not how to speak acceptably, and profitably in the publick assembly.


Discussion for Proverbs 24:7

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