New Living Translation
It is foolish to belittle one's neighbor; a sensible person keeps quiet.
King James Bible
He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.
Darby Bible Translation
He that despiseth his neighbour is void of heart; but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.
World English Bible
One who despises his neighbor is void of wisdom, but a man of understanding holds his peace.
Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is despising his neighbour lacketh heart, And a man of understanding keepeth silence.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
11:12 Despiseth - Which he shews by contemptuous or reproachful expressions. Holdeth peace - Forbears all such expressions, and silently and patiently bears those reproaches.
LibraryA Wise Minister Will be Successful.
Text.--He that winneth souls is wise.--Proverbs xi. 30. I PREACHED last Friday evening from the same text, on the method of dealing with sinners by private Christians. My object at this time is to take up the more public means of grace, with particular reference to the DUTIES OF MINISTERS. As I observed in my last lecture, wisdom is the choice and pursuit of the best end by the most appropriate means. The great end for which the Christian Ministry was appointed, is to glorify God in the salvation …
Charles Grandison Finney—Lectures on Revivals of Religion
How to Preach the Gospel.
The Desire of the Righteous Granted;
How those are to be Admonished who Decline the Office of Preaching Out of Too Great Humility, and those who Seize on it with Precipitate Haste.
But the man who commits adultery is an utter fool, for he destroys himself.
Upright citizens are good for a city and make it prosper, but the talk of the wicked tears it apart.
A gossip goes around telling secrets, but those who are trustworthy can keep a confidence.
It is a sin to belittle one's neighbor; blessed are those who help the poor.
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