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Proverbs 17

Prov. 17:28 KJV (With Strong’s)

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Even a fool
'eviyl (Hebrew #191)
(figuratively) silly
KJV usage: fool(-ish) (man).
Pronounce: ev-eel'
Origin: from an unused root (meaning to be perverse)
, when he holdeth his peace
charash (Hebrew #2790)
to scratch, i.e. (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)
KJV usage: X altogether, cease, conceal, be deaf, devise, ear, graven, imagine, leave off speaking, hold peace, plow(-er, man), be quiet, rest, practise secretly, keep silence, be silent, speak not a word, be still, hold tongue, worker.
Pronounce: khaw-rash'
Origin: a primitive root
, is counted
chashab (Hebrew #2803)
properly, to plait or interpenetrate, i.e. (literally) to weave or (gen.) to fabricate; figuratively, to plot or contrive (usually in a malicious sense); hence (from the mental effort) to think, regard, value, compute
KJV usage: (make) account (of), conceive, consider, count, cunning (man, work, workman), devise, esteem, find out, forecast, hold, imagine, impute, invent, be like, mean, purpose, reckon(-ing be made), regard, think.
Pronounce: khaw-shab'
Origin: a primitive root
wise
chakam (Hebrew #2450)
wise, (i.e. intelligent, skilful or artful)
KJV usage: cunning (man), subtil, ((un-)), wise((hearted), man).
Pronounce: khaw-kawm'
Origin: from 2449
: and he that shutteth
'atam (Hebrew #331)
to close (the lips or ears); by analology to contract (a window by bevelled jambs)
KJV usage: narrow, shut, stop.
Pronounce: aw-tam'
Origin: a primitive root
his lips
saphah (Hebrew #8193)
probably from 5595 or 8192 through the idea of termination (compare 5490); the lip (as a natural boundary); by implication, language; by analogy, a margin (of a vessel, water, cloth, etc.)
KJV usage: band, bank, binding, border, brim, brink, edge, language, lip, prating, ((sea-))shore, side, speech, talk, (vain) words.
Pronounce: saw-faw'
Origin: or (in dual and plural) sepheth {sef-eth'}
is esteemed a man of understanding
biyn (Hebrew #995)
to separate mentally (or distinguish), i.e.(generally) understand
KJV usage: attend, consider, be cunning, diligently, direct, discern, eloquent, feel, inform, instruct, have intelligence, know, look well to, mark, perceive, be prudent, regard, (can) skill(-full), teach, think, (cause, make to, get, give, have) understand(-ing), view, (deal) wise(-ly, man).
Pronounce: bene
Origin: a primitive root
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J. N. Darby Translation

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Even a fool when he holdeth his peace is reckoned wise, and he that shutteth his lips, intelligent.