New Living Translation
If a wise person takes a fool to court, there will be ranting and ridicule but no satisfaction.
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
29:9 Whether - Whether he, the wise man, deal sharply with him, or mildly, there is no rest, no end or fruit of the debate.
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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