English Standard Version
If one gives an answer before he hears, it is his folly and shame.
King James Bible
He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.
American Standard Version
He that giveth answer before he heareth, It is folly and shame unto him.
He that answereth before he heareth sheweth himself to be a fool, and worthy of confusion.
English Revised Version
He that giveth answer before he heareth, it is folly and shame unto him.
Webster's Bible Translation
He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame to him.
Proverbs 18:13 Parallel
CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
7 The mouth of the fool is to him destruction,
And his lips are a snare to his soul.
As Proverbs 18:6 corresponds to Proverbs 17:27 of the foregoing group, so this Proverbs 18:7 corresponds to Proverbs 17:28. Regarding מחתּה־לּו, vid., Proverbs 13:3. Instead of פי כּסיל, is to be written פּי־כסיל, according to Torath Emeth, p. 40, Cod. 1294, and old editions.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
answereth a matter; returneth a word.
"Does our law judge a man without first giving him a hearing and learning what he does?"
It is a snare to say rashly, "It is holy," and to reflect only after making vows.
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