13 He that answereth [1] a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.

Other Translations of Proverbs 18:13

New International Version

13 To answer before listening- that is folly and shame.

English Standard Version

13 If one gives an answer before he hears, it is his folly and shame.

The Message

13 Answering before listening is both stupid and rude.

New King James Version

13 He who answers a matter before he hears it, It is folly and shame to him.

New Living Translation

13 Spouting off before listening to the facts is both shameful and foolish.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 18:13

Commentary on Proverbs 18:13

(Read Proverbs 18:13)

Eagerness, with self-conceit, will expose to shame.