New American Standard Bible
He who despises his neighbor lacks sense, But a man of understanding keeps silent.
King James Bible
He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.
Darby Bible Translation
He that despiseth his neighbour is void of heart; but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.
World English Bible
One who despises his neighbor is void of wisdom, but a man of understanding holds his peace.
Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is despising his neighbour lacketh heart, And a man of understanding keepeth silence.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
None but the man "void of wisdom" will show contempt for those about him. The wise man, if he cannot admire or praise, will at least know how to be silent.
A sermon (No. 642) delivered on Sunday morning, July 30, 1865, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, by C. H. Spurgeon. "He that withholdeth corn, the people shall curse him: but blessing shall be upon the head of him that selleth it."--Proverbs 11:26. If I dared, I should always preach upon the comfortable promises and gracious doctrines of God's Word. I find it most delightful and easy work to expatiate upon those themes of revelation which abound in sweetness, and are full of savor and preciousness …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
To Win Souls Requires Wisdom.
The Controversy Ended
Thoughts Upon Worldly-Riches. Sect. Ii.
The one who commits adultery with a woman is lacking sense; He who would destroy himself does it.
By the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, But by the mouth of the wicked it is torn down.
He who goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets, But he who is trustworthy conceals a matter.
He who despises his neighbor sins, But happy is he who is gracious to the poor.
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