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Proverbs 18:13–14

13  If one gives an answer obefore he hears,

it is his folly and shame.

14  A man’s spirit will endure sickness,

but pa crushed spirit who can bear?

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Proverbs 18:13–14 — The New International Version (NIV)

13 To answer before listening—

that is folly and shame.

14 The human spirit can endure in sickness,

but a crushed spirit who can bear?

Proverbs 18:13–14 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

13 He that answereth a matter before he heareth it,

It is folly and shame unto him.

14 The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity;

But a wounded spirit who can bear?

Proverbs 18:13–14 — New Living Translation (NLT)

13 Spouting off before listening to the facts

is both shameful and foolish.

14 The human spirit can endure a sick body,

but who can bear a crushed spirit?

Proverbs 18:13–14 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

13 He who answers a matter before he hears it,

It is folly and shame to him.

14 The spirit of a man will sustain him in sickness,

But who can bear a broken spirit?

Proverbs 18:13–14 — New Century Version (NCV)

13 Anyone who answers without listening

is foolish and confused.

14 The will to live can get you through sickness,

but no one can live with a broken spirit.

Proverbs 18:13–14 — American Standard Version (ASV)

13 He that giveth answer before he heareth,

It is folly and shame unto him.

14 The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity;

But a broken spirit who can bear?

Proverbs 18:13–14 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

13 He that giveth answer before he heareth, it is folly and shame unto him.

14 The spirit of a man sustaineth his infirmity; but a broken spirit who can bear?

Proverbs 18:13–14 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

13 Whoever gives an answer before he listens is stupid and shameful. 

14 A person’s spirit can endure sickness, 

but who can bear a broken spirit? 

Proverbs 18:13–14 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

13 The one who gives an answer before he listens—

this is foolishness and disgrace for him.

14 A man’s spirit can endure sickness,

but who can survive a broken spirit?

Proverbs 18:13–14 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

13 If one gives answer before hearing,

it is folly and shame.

14 The human spirit will endure sickness;

but a broken spirit—who can bear?

Proverbs 18:13–14 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

13 He who returns a word before he will hear,

folly itself belongs to him as well as shame.

14 The spirit of a man will endure his sickness,

but a broken spirit, who may bear it?

Proverbs 18:13–14 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

13 To answer before listening

is foolish and shameful.

14 A man’s cheerful heart gives him strength when he is sick.

You can’t keep going if you have a broken spirit.

Proverbs 18:13–14 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

13 He who gives an answer before he hears,

It is folly and shame to him.

14 The spirit of a man can endure his sickness,

But as for a broken spirit who can bear it?