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Proverbs 10:10

    Proverbs 10:10 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow: but a prating fool shall fall.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He that winks with the eye causes sorrow: but a prating fool shall fall.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow; But a prating fool shall fall.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He who makes signs with his eyes is a cause of trouble, but he who makes a man see his errors is a cause of peace.

    Webster's Revision

    He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow; But a prating fool shall fall.

    World English Bible

    One winking with the eye causes sorrow, but a chattering fool will fall.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow: but a prating fool shall fall.

    Definitions for Proverbs 10:10

    Prating - Babbling; chattering.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 10:10

    He that winketh with the eye - Instead of the latter clause, on which see Proverbs 10:8, the Septuagint has, ὁ δε ελεγχων μετα παῥρησιας ειρηνοποιει· "but he that reproveth with freedom, maketh peace." This is also the reading of the Syriac and Arabic. A faithful open reproving of sin is more likely to promote the peace of society than the passing it by slightly, or taking no notice of it; for if the wicked turn to God at the reproof, the law of peace will soon be established in his heart, and the law of kindness will flow from his tongue.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 10:10

    In Proverbs 10:8 the relation between the two clauses was one of contrast, here of resemblance. Cunning, reticence, and deceit (Proverbs 6:12 note) bring sorrow no less than garrulity.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 10:10

    10:10 Winketh - That secretly designs mischief against others, as this phrase is used, Psal 35:19.