Proverbs 17:28

28  Even a fool xwho keeps silent is considered wise;

when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent.

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Proverbs 17:28 — The New International Version (NIV)

28 Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent,

and discerning if they hold their tongues.

Proverbs 17:28 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

28 Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise:

And he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.

Proverbs 17:28 — New Living Translation (NLT)

28 Even fools are thought wise when they keep silent;

with their mouths shut, they seem intelligent.

Proverbs 17:28 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

28 Even a fool is counted wise when he holds his peace;

When he shuts his lips, he is considered perceptive.

Proverbs 17:28 — New Century Version (NCV)

28 Even fools seem to be wise if they keep quiet;

if they don’t speak, they appear to understand.

Proverbs 17:28 — American Standard Version (ASV)

28 Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise;

When he shutteth his lips, he is esteemed as prudent.

Proverbs 17:28 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

28 Even a fool when he holdeth his peace is reckoned wise, and he that shutteth his lips, intelligent.

Proverbs 17:28 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

28 Even a stubborn fool is thought to be wise if he keeps silent. 

He is considered intelligent if he keeps his lips sealed. 

Proverbs 17:28 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

28 Even a fool is considered wise when he keeps silent,

discerning when he seals his lips.

Proverbs 17:28 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

28 Even fools who keep silent are considered wise;

when they close their lips, they are deemed intelligent.

Proverbs 17:28 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

28 Even a fool who keeps silent shall be considered wise;

he who closes his lips is intelligent.

Proverbs 17:28 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

28 We think even a foolish person is wise if he keeps silent.

We think he understands what is right if he controls his tongue.

Proverbs 17:28 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

28 Even a fool, when he keeps silent, is considered wise;

When he closes his lips, he is considered prudent.

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