New American Standard Bible
Do not speak in the hearing of a fool, For he will despise the wisdom of your words.
King James Bible
Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will despise the wisdom of thy words.
Darby Bible Translation
Speak not in the ears of a foolish man, for he will despise the wisdom of thy words.
World English Bible
Don't speak in the ears of a fool, for he will despise the wisdom of your words.
Young's Literal Translation
In the ears of a fool speak not, For he treadeth on the wisdom of thy words.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The "fool" here is one willfully and persistently deaf to it, almost identical with the scorner.
LibraryThe Portrait of a Drunkyard
'Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes? 30. They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine. 31. Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright. 32. At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder. 33. Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and thine heart shall utter perverse things. 34. Yea, thou shalt be as …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Heart: a Gift for God
A Sermon on a Text not Found in the Bible.
"Do not give what is holy to dogs, and do not throw your pearls before swine, or they will trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; Fools despise wisdom and instruction.
He who corrects a scoffer gets dishonor for himself, And he who reproves a wicked man gets insults for himself.
Leave the presence of a fool, Or you will not discern words of knowledge.
Do not answer a fool according to his folly, Or you will also be like him.
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