New American Standard Bible
Wisdom is too exalted for a fool, He does not open his mouth in the gate.
King James Bible
Wisdom is too high for a fool: he openeth not his mouth in the gate.
Darby Bible Translation
Wisdom is too high for a fool: he will not open his mouth in the gate.
World English Bible
Wisdom is too high for a fool: he doesn't open his mouth in the gate.
Young's Literal Translation
Wisdom is high for a fool, In the gate he openeth not his mouth.
Proverbs 24:7 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
In the gate - Compare the Proverbs 22:22 note.
LibraryThe Sluggard's Farm
A sermon (No. 2027) intended for reading on Lord's Day, June 3rd 1888, delivered by C. H. Spurgeon at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington. "I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding; And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down. Then I saw, and considered it well: I looked upon it, and received instruction."--Proverbs 24:30-32. No doubt Solomon was sometimes glad …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
2 Cor. Iii. 5
"His sons are far from safety, They are even oppressed in the gate, And there is no deliverer.
His ways prosper at all times; Your judgments are on high, out of his sight; As for all his adversaries, he snorts at them.
How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them; They will not be ashamed When they speak with their enemies in the gate.
A scoffer seeks wisdom and finds none, But knowledge is easy to one who has understanding.
Excellent speech is not fitting for a fool, Much less are lying lips to a prince.
Why is there a price in the hand of a fool to buy wisdom, When he has no sense?
For a fool speaks nonsense, And his heart inclines toward wickedness: To practice ungodliness and to speak error against the LORD, To keep the hungry person unsatisfied And to withhold drink from the thirsty.
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