Proverbs 29:9

If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, whether hee rage or laugh, there is no rest.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

When a wise man has a controversy with a foolish man, The foolish man either rages or laughs, and there is no rest.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

If a wise man hath a controversy with a foolish man, Whether he be angry or laugh, there will be no rest.
- American Standard Version (1901)

If a wise man goes to law with a foolish man, he may be angry or laughing, but there will be no rest.
- Basic English Bible

If a wise man contendeth with a fool, whether he rage or laugh, [he] hath no rest.
- Darby Bible

If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, whether he rageth or laugheth, there is no rest.
- Webster's Bible

If a wise man goes to court with a foolish man, the fool rages or scoffs, and there is no peace.
- World English Bible

A wise man is judged by the foolish man, And he hath been angry, And he hath laughed, and there is no rest.
- Youngs Literal Bible

If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, whether he be angry or laugh, there will be no rest.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 29:9


29:9 Whether - Whether he, the wise man, deal sharply with him, or mildly, there is no rest, no end or fruit of the debate.


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