27 The one who has knowledge uses words with restraint, and whoever has understanding is even-tempered.

Other Translations of Proverbs 17:27

King James Version

27 He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man an...: or, a cool of understanding is of an excellent spirit.

English Standard Version

27 Whoever restrains his words has knowledge, and he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding.

The Message

27 The one who knows much says little; an understanding person remains calm.

New King James Version

27 He who has knowledge spares his words, And a man of understanding is of a calm spirit.

New Living Translation

27 A truly wise person uses few words; a person with understanding is even-tempered.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 17:27

Commentary on Proverbs 17:27-28

(Read Proverbs 17:27-28)

A man may show himself to be a wise man, by the good temper of his mind, and by the good government of his tongue. He is careful when he does speak, to speak to the purpose. God knows his heart, and the folly that is bound there; therefore he cannot be deceived in his judgment as men may be.