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Proverbs 14:7 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Go into the presence of a foolish man, And thou shalt not perceive [in him] the lips of knowledge.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Go from the presence of a foolish man, when thou perceivest not [in him] the lips of knowledge.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Leave the presence of a fool, Or you will not discern words of knowledge.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Go from the presence of a foolish man, when thou perceivest not [in him] the lips of knowledge.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Go from the presence of a foolish man, in whom thou perceivest not the lips of knowledge.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Get thee from the presence of a man that is a dullard, when thou perceivest not the lips of knowledge.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Go from before a foolish man, Or thou hast not known the lips of knowledge.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Go against a foolish man, and he knoweth not the lips of prudence.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Goe from the presence of a foolish man, when thou perceiuest not [in him] the lippes of knowledge.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— All things are adverse to a foolish man; but wise lips are the weapons of discretion.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Go from the presence of a foolish man, when thou perceivest not [in him] the lips of knowledge.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Go y3212
[3212] Standard
A primitive root (compare H1980); to walk (literally or figuratively); causatively to carry (in various senses).
<8798> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 2847
(1980) Complement
Akin to H3212; a primitive root; to walk (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively).
from the presence 5048
{5048} Prime
From H5046; a front, that is, part opposite; specifically a counterpart, or mate; usually (adverbially, especially with preposition) over against or before.
(4480) Complement
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
of a foolish 3684
{3684} Prime
From H3688; properly fat, that is, (figuratively) stupid or silly.
man, 376
{0376} Prime
Contracted for H0582 (or perhaps rather from an unused root meaning to be extant); a man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation.).
when thou perceivest 3045
{3045} Prime
A primitive root; to know (properly to ascertain by seeing); used in a great variety of senses, figuratively, literally, euphemistically and inferentially (including observation, care, recognition; and causatively instruction, designation, punishment, etc.).
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
not x1077
(1077) Complement
From H1086; properly a failure; by implication nothing; usually (adverbially) not at all; also lest.
[in him] the lips 8193
{8193} Prime
(The second form is in dual and plural); Probably from H5595 or H8192 through the idea of termination (compare H5490); the lip (as a natural boundary); by implication language; by analogy a margin (of a vessel, water, cloth, etc.).
of knowledge. 1847
{1847} Prime
From H3045; knowledge.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 14:7

_ _ Avoid the society of those who cannot teach you.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 14:7

_ _ See here, 1. How we may discern a fool and discover him, a wicked man, for he is a foolish man. If we perceive not in him the lips of knowledge, if we find there is no relish or savour of piety in his discourse, that his communication is all corrupt and corrupting, and nothing in it good and to the use of edifying, we may conclude the treasure is bad. 2. How we must decline such a one and depart from him: Go from his presence, for thou perceivest there is no good to be gotten by his company, but danger of getting hurt by it. Sometimes the only way we have of reproving wicked discourse and witnessing against it is by leaving the company and going out of the hearing of it.

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Proverbs 9:6 Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.
Proverbs 13:20 He that walketh with wise [men] shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.
Proverbs 19:27 Cease, my son, to hear the instruction [that causeth] to err from the words of knowledge.
1 Corinthians 5:11 But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.
Ephesians 5:11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove [them].
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