Proverbs 18:13
Good News Translation
Listen before you answer. If you don't, you are being stupid and insulting.

Contemporary English Version
It's stupid and embarrassing to give an answer before you listen.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that answereth before he heareth, sheweth himself to be a fool, and worthy of confusion.

New American Bible
Whoever answers before listening, theirs is folly and shame.

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He that answereth before he heareth, sheweth himself to be a fool, and worthy of confusion.

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Deuteronomy 13:14 Inquire carefully and diligently, the truth of the thing by looking well into it, and if thou find that which is said to be certain, and that this abomination hath been really committed,

2 Samuel 16:4 And the king said to Siba: I give thee all that belonged to Miphiboseth. And Siba said: I beseech thee let me find grace before thee, my lord, O king.

2 Samuel 19:24-30 And Miphiboseth the son of Saul came down to meet the king, and he had neither washed his feet, nor trimmed his beard: nor washed his garments from the day that the king went out, until the day of his return in peace. . . .

Esther 3:10 And the king took the ring that he used, from his own hand, and gave it to Aman, the son of Amadathi of the race of Agag, the enemy of the Jews.

Esther 8:5 And said: If it please the king, and if I have found favour in his sight, and my request be not disagreeable to him, I beseech thee, that the former letters of Aman the traitor and enemy of the Jews, by which he commanded that they should be destroyed in all the king's provinces, may be reversed by new letters.

Job 29:16 I was the father of the poor: and the cause which I knew not, I searched out most diligently.

Daniel 6:9,14 So king Darius set forth the decree, and established it. . . .

John 7:51 Doth our law judge any man, unless it first hear him and know what he doth?

answereth a matter; returneth a word.

Context
The Selfishness of the Unfriendly
12Before destruction, the heart of a man is exalted: and before he be glorified, it is humbled. 13He that answereth before he heareth, sheweth himself to be a fool, and worthy of confusion.14The spirit of a man upholdeth his infirmity: but a spirit that is easily angered, who can bear?…
Cross References
John 7:51
Doth our law judge any man, unless it first hear him and know what he doth?

Proverbs 20:25
It is ruin to a man to devour holy ones, and after vows to retract.

Additional Translations
He who answers a matter before he hears it—this is folly and disgrace to him.He that answers a matter before he hears it, it is folly and shame to him.

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

Whoso answers a word before he hears a cause, it is folly and reproach to him.

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

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

He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame to him.

He who gives answer before he hears, that is folly and shame to him.

Whoso is answering a matter before he heareth, Folly it is to him and shame.
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