New American Standard Bible
He who gives an answer before he hears, It is folly and shame to him.
King James Bible
He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.
Darby Bible Translation
He that giveth answer before he heareth, it is folly and shame unto him.
World English Bible
He who gives answer before he hears, that is folly and shame to him.
Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is answering a matter before he heareth, Folly it is to him and shame.
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LibraryPride and Humility
A sermon (No. 97) delivered on Sabbath Morning, August 17, 1856 by C. H. Spurgeon. "Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honor is humility."--Proverbs 18:12. Almost every event has its prophetic prelude. It is an old and common saying that "coming events cast their shadows before them;" the wise man teaches us the same lesson in the verse before us. When destruction walks through the land it casts its shadow; it is in the shape of pride. When honor visits a man's house it casts …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
Pride and Humility
Of the Character of the Unregenerate.
"Boast not Thyself of To-Morrow, for Thou Knowest not what a Day May Bring Forth. "
"Our Law does not judge a man unless it first hears from him and knows what he is doing, does it?"
It is a trap for a man to say rashly, "It is holy!" And after the vows to make inquiry.
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