New International Version
Do you see someone who speaks in haste? There is more hope for a fool than for them.
King James Bible
Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? there is more hope of a fool than of him.
Darby Bible Translation
Hast thou seen a man hasty in his words? there is more hope of a fool than of him.
World English Bible
Do you see a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
Young's Literal Translation
Thou hast seen a man hasty in his words! More hope of a fool than of him.
Proverbs 29:20 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Where there is no vision - My old MS. Bible, following the Vulgate, translates: Whan prophecye schal failen, the peple schal ben to scatered. Where Divine revelation, and the faithful preaching of the sacred testimonies, are neither reverenced nor attended, the ruin of that land is at no great distance.
But he that keepeth the law, happy is he - Go how it may with others, he shall be safe. So our Lord: "Blessed are they who hear the word of God, and keep it."
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(Preached at the opening of the Winona Lake Bible Conference.) TEXT: "Where there is no vision, the people perish."--Proverbs 29:18. It is not altogether an easy matter to secure a text for such an occasion as this; not because the texts are so few in number but rather because they are so many, for one has only to turn over the pages of the Bible in the most casual way to find them facing him at every reading. Feeling the need of advice for such a time as this, I asked a number of my friends who …
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My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry,
Desire without knowledge is not good-- how much more will hasty feet miss the way!
Do you see a person wise in their own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for them.
Servants cannot be corrected by mere words; though they understand, they will not respond.
A servant pampered from youth will turn out to be insolent.
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