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Proverbs 23:9

Do not speak in the hearing of a fool,

for he will despise the good sense of your words.

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Proverbs 23:9 — The New International Version (NIV)

Do not speak to fools,

for they will scorn your prudent words.

Proverbs 23:9 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

Speak not in the ears of a fool:

For he will despise the wisdom of thy words.

Proverbs 23:9 — New Living Translation (NLT)

Don’t waste your breath on fools,

for they will despise the wisest advice.

Proverbs 23:9 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Do not speak in the hearing of a fool,

For he will despise the wisdom of your words.

Proverbs 23:9 — New Century Version (NCV)

Don’t speak to fools;

they will only ignore your wise words.

Proverbs 23:9 — American Standard Version (ASV)

Speak not in the hearing of a fool;

For he will despise the wisdom of thy words.

Proverbs 23:9 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

Speak not in the ears of a foolish man, for he will despise the wisdom of thy words.

Proverbs 23:9 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Do not talk directly to a fool, 

because he will despise the wisdom of your words. 

Proverbs 23:9 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Don’t speak to a fool,

for he will despise the insight of your words.

Proverbs 23:9 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Do not speak in the hearing of a fool,

who will only despise the wisdom of your words.

Proverbs 23:9 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

In the ears of a fool do not speak,

for he will despise the wisdom of your words.

Proverbs 23:9 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

Don’t speak to a foolish person.

He will laugh at your wise words.

Proverbs 23:9 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

Do not speak in the hearing of a fool,

For he will despise the wisdom of your words.


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