To answer before listening— that is folly and shame.
Read Proverbs 18:13 Using Other Translations
He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.
If one gives an answer before he hears, it is his folly and shame.
Spouting off before listening to the facts is both shameful and foolish.
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