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Proverbs 29:20 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? There is more hope of a fool than of him.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Seest thou a man [that is] hasty in his words? [there is] more hope of a fool than of him.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Do you see a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Seest thou a man [that is] hasty in his words? [there is] more hope of a fool than of him.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Hast thou seen a man hasty in his words? there is more hope of a fool than of him.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Thou hast seen a man hasty in his words,—there is, more hope of a dullard, than of him.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Thou hast seen a man hasty in his words! More hope of a fool than of him.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Hast thou seen a man hasty to speak? folly is rather to be looked for, than his amendment.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? [there is] more hope of a foole then of him.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— If thou see a man hasty in [his] words, know that the fool has hope rather than he.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Seest thou a man [that is] hasty in his words? [there is] more hope of a fool than of him.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Seest 2372
{2372} Prime
חָזָה
chazah
{khaw-zaw'}
A primitive root; to gaze at; mentally to perceive, contemplate (with pleasure); specifically to have a vision of.
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
thou a man 376
{0376} Prime
אִישׁ
'iysh
{eesh}
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.).
[that is] hasty 213
{0213} Prime
אוץ
'uwts
{oots}
A primitive root; to press; (by implication) to be close, hurry, withdraw.
z8801
<8801> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 309
in his words? 1697
{1697} Prime
דָּבָר
dabar
{daw-baw'}
From H1696; a word; by implication a matter (as spoken of) or thing; adverbially a cause.
[there is] more hope 8615
{8615} Prime
תִּקְוָה
tiqvah
{tik-vaw'}
From H6960; literally a cord (as an attachment (compare H6961)); figuratively expectancy.
of a fool 3684
{3684} Prime
כְּסִיל
k@ciyl
{kes-eel'}
From H3688; properly fat, that is, (figuratively) stupid or silly.
than of x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
him.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 29:20

_ _ (Compare Proverbs 21:5).

_ _ hasty in ... words? — implying self-conceit (Proverbs 26:12).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 29:20

_ _ Solomon here shows that there is little hope of bringing a man to wisdom that is hasty either, 1. Through rashness and inconsideration: Seest thou a man that is hasty in his matters, that is of a light desultory wit, that seems to take a thing quickly, but takes it by the halves, gallops over a book or science, but takes no time to digest it, no time to pause or muse upon a business? There is more hope of making a scholar and a wise man of one that is dull and heavy, and slow in his studies, than of one that has such a mercurial genius and cannot fix. 2. Through pride and conceitedness: Seest thou a man that is forward to speak to every matter that is started, and affects to speak first to it, to open it, and speak last to it, to give judgment upon it, as if he were an oracle? There is more hope of a modest fool, who is sensible of his folly, than of such a self-conceited one.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 29:20

Hasty — Who is rash and heady in the management of his affairs.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Seest:

Proverbs 29:11 A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise [man] keepeth it in till afterwards.
Ecclesiastes 5:2 Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter [any] thing before God: for God [is] in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few.
James 1:19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:

words:
or, matters,
Proverbs 14:29 [He that is] slow to wrath [is] of great understanding: but [he that is] hasty of spirit exalteth folly.
Proverbs 21:5 The thoughts of the diligent [tend] only to plenteousness; but of every one [that is] hasty only to want.

more:

Proverbs 26:12 Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? [there is] more hope of a fool than of him.
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