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Proverbs 24:7 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

[a]Wise words are beyond fools’ reach,
    in the assembly they do not open their mouth;

Footnotes:

  1. 24:7–9 The verses are unclear; most scholars take them as two or even three single sayings, but, taken singly, the verses are banal. They are best taken as a single statement. Just as vv. 3–6 described the advantages of wisdom, so vv. 7–9 describe the disadvantages of its opposite, folly: it alienates one from the community (v. 7), for fools become notorious (v. 8), dooming their plans and ostracizing themselves.
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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Proverbs 24:7 New International Version (NIV)

Saying 23

Wisdom is too high for fools;
    in the assembly at the gate they must not open their mouths.

New International Version (NIV)

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