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Proverbs 17:7

Fine speech is not wbecoming to a fool;

still less is xfalse speech to a prince.

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Proverbs 17:7 — The New International Version (NIV)

Eloquent lips are unsuited to a godless fool—

how much worse lying lips to a ruler!

Proverbs 17:7 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

Excellent speech becometh not a fool:

Much less do lying lips a prince.

Proverbs 17:7 — New Living Translation (NLT)

Eloquent words are not fitting for a fool;

even less are lies fitting for a ruler.

Proverbs 17:7 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Excellent speech is not becoming to a fool,

Much less lying lips to a prince.

Proverbs 17:7 — New Century Version (NCV)

Fools should not be proud,

and rulers should not be liars.

Proverbs 17:7 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

Excellent speech becometh not a fool;

Much less do lying lips a prince.

Proverbs 17:7 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

Excellent speech becometh not a vile man; how much less do lying lips a noble!

Proverbs 17:7 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Refined speech is not fitting for a godless fool.

How much less does lying fit a noble person!

Proverbs 17:7 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Eloquent words are not appropriate on a fool’s lips;

how much worse are lies for a ruler.

Proverbs 17:7 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Fine speech is not becoming to a fool;

still less is false speech to a ruler.

Proverbs 17:7 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Fine speech is not becoming a fool,

still less is false speech for a ruler.

Proverbs 17:7 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

It isn’t proper for foolish people to brag.

And it certainly isn’t proper for rulers to tell lies!

Proverbs 17:7 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

Excellent speech is not fitting for a fool,

Much less are lying lips to a prince.