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Proverbs 10:13

    Proverbs 10:13 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    In the lips of him that hath understanding wisdom is found: but a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    In the lips of him that has understanding wisdom is found: but a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    In the lips of him that hath discernment wisdom is found; But a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    In the lips of him who has knowledge wisdom is seen; but a rod is ready for the back of him who is without sense.

    Webster's Revision

    In the lips of him that hath discernment wisdom is found; But a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding.

    World English Bible

    Wisdom is found on the lips of him who has discernment, but a rod is for the back of him who is void of understanding.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    In the lips of him that hath discernment wisdom is found: but a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 10:13

    A rod is for the back of him - He that can learn, and will not learn, should be made to learn. The rod is a most powerful instrument of knowledge. Judiciously applied, there is a lesson of profound wisdom in every twig.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 10:13

    i. e., The wisdom of the wise is seen in the words that issue from his lips; the folly of the fool is not only seen in his speech, but brings upon him the chastisement which he well deserves.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 10:13

    10:13 Wisdom - This wisdom shews itself in his speech. A rod - Rebukes from God and men.