“He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.”
King James Version (KJV)
Other Translations of Proverbs 18:13
“He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame vnto him.”King James Version (1611)
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“He who gives an answer before he hears, It is folly and shame to him.”New American Standard Version (1995)
“He that giveth answer before he heareth, It is folly and shame unto him.”American Standard Version (1901)
“To give an answer before hearing is a foolish thing and a cause of shame.”Basic English Bible
“He that giveth answer before he heareth, it is folly and shame unto him.”Darby Bible
“He that answereth before he heareth sheweth himself to be a fool, and worthy of confusion. ”Douay Rheims Bible
“He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame to him. ”Webster's Bible
“He who gives answer before he hears, that is folly and shame to him.”World English Bible
“Whoso is answering a matter before he heareth, Folly it is to him and shame.”Youngs Literal Bible
“ He that giveth answer before he heareth, it is folly and confusion unto him.”Jewish Publication Society Bible
Cathy Mick's comment on 2015-04-02 08:57:20:
A sin of mine.
Brianna's comment on 2015-02-11 04:05:45:
Very practical advice from the bible. It encourages to think before you speak hear all sides of a matter. This simple verse can be applied today in relationships within the family or friendships. A husband and wife can apply this scripture in listening to their spouse and their feelings when an argument arises. When there are rumors about your friend listen to the and their side before making a judgement. This one little scripture is powerful, and if applied, can make a positive change in our lives!
Meroy's comment on 2014-09-01 13:27:38:
Yes! It actually shows that someone is a fool, giving an answer to something you haven 't heard. God gave us the spirit of sound mind!!
Elnora's comment on 2010-07-27 01:41:44:
You should hear the whole thing before you answer
noone knows what the other person is going to say so don't answer until you hear it all.
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