New International Version
If a wise person goes to court with a fool, the fool rages and scoffs, and there is no peace.
King James Bible
If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest.
Darby Bible Translation
If a wise man contendeth with a fool, whether he rage or laugh, [he] hath no rest.
World English Bible
If a wise man goes to court with a foolish man, the fool rages or scoffs, and there is no peace.
Young's Literal Translation
A wise man is judged by the foolish man, And he hath been angry, And he hath laughed, and there is no rest.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Whether he rage or laugh - Coverdale translates, "Yf a wyse man go to lawe with a foole, whether he deale with him frendly or roughly he geteth no rest."
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