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Proverbs 17:28 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise; When he shutteth his lips, he is [esteemed as] prudent.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: [and] he that shutteth his lips [is esteemed] a man of understanding.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Even a fool, when he keeps silent, is considered wise; When he closes his lips, he is [considered] prudent.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: [and] he that shutteth his lips [is esteemed] a man of understanding.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Even a fool when he holdeth his peace is reckoned wise, [and] he that shutteth his lips, intelligent.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Even a fool, holding his peace, is accounted, wise,—He that closeth his lips, [is thought] to have understanding.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Even a fool keeping silence is reckoned wise, He who is shutting his lips intelligent!
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Even a fool, if he will hold his peace, shall be counted wise: and if he close his lips, a man of understanding.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Euen a foole, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: [and] he that shutteth his lips, [is esteemed] a man of vnderstanding.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Wisdom shall be imputed to a fool who asks after wisdom: and he who holds his peace shall seem to be sensible.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: [and] he that shutteth his lips [is esteemed] a man of understanding.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Even x1571
(1571) Complement
גַּם
gam
{gam}
By contraction from an unused root meaning to gather; properly assemblage; used only adverbially also, even, yea, though; often repeated as correlation both... and.
a fool, 191
{0191} Prime
אֱוִיל
'eviyl
{ev-eel'}
From an unused root (meaning to be perverse); (figuratively) silly.
when he holdeth his peace, 2790
{2790} Prime
חָרַשׁ
charash
{khaw-rash'}
A primitive root; to scratch, that is, (by implication) to engrave, plough; hence (from the use of tools) to fabricate (of any material); figuratively to devise (in a bad sense); hence (from the idea of secrecy) to be silent, to let alone; hence (by implication) to be deaf (as an accompaniment of dumbness).
z8688
<8688> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 857
is counted 2803
{2803} Prime
חָשַׁב
chashab
{khaw-shab'}
A primitive root; properly to plait or interpenetrate, that is, (literally) to weave or (generally) to fabricate; figuratively to plot or contrive (usually in a malicious sense); hence (from the mental effort) to think, regard, value, compute.
z8735
<8735> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 1602
wise: 2450
{2450} Prime
חָכָם
chakam
{khaw-kawm'}
From H2449; wise, (that is, intelligent, skilful or artful).
[and] he that shutteth 331
{0331} Prime
אָטַם
'atam
{aw-tam'}
A primitive root; to close (the lips or ears); by analogy to contract (a window by bevelled jambs).
z8801
<8801> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 309
his lips 8193
{8193} Prime
שָׂפָה
saphah
{saw-faw'}
(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.).
[is esteemed] a man of understanding. 995
{0995} Prime
בִּין
biyn
{bene}
A primitive root; to separate mentally (or distinguish), that is, (generally) understand.
z8737
<8737> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 793
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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Proverbs 15:2 The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.
Job 13:5 O that ye would altogether hold your peace! and it should be your wisdom.
Ecclesiastes 5:3 For a dream cometh through the multitude of business; and a fool's voice [is known] by multitude of words.
Ecclesiastes 10:3 Yea also, when he that is a fool walketh by the way, his wisdom faileth [him], and he saith to every one [that] he [is] a fool.
Ecclesiastes 10:14 A fool also is full of words: a man cannot tell what shall be; and what shall be after him, who can tell him?
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