New Living Translation
There is more hope for a fool than for someone who speaks without thinking.
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
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
29:20 Hasty - Who is rash and heady in the management of his affairs.
Text: Philippians 2, 5-11. 5 Have this mind in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 6 who, existing in the form of God, counted not the being on an equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7 but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in the likeness of men; 8 and being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, becoming obedient even unto death, yea, the death of the cross. 9 Wherefore also God highly exalted him, and gave unto him the name which is above every name; 10 that …
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