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Proverbs 13:10

    Proverbs 13:10 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Only by pride comes contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    By pride cometh only contention; But with the well-advised is wisdom.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The only effect of pride is fighting; but wisdom is with the quiet in spirit.

    Webster's Revision

    By pride cometh only contention; But with the well-advised is wisdom.

    World English Bible

    Pride only breeds quarrels, but with ones who take advice is wisdom.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    By pride cometh only contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 13:10

    By pride cometh contention - Perhaps there is not a quarrel among individuals in private life, nor a war among nations, that does not proceed from pride and ambition. Neither man nor nation will be content to be less than another; and to acquire the wished-for superiority all is thrown into general confusion, both in public and private life. It was to destroy this spirit of pride, that Jesus was manifested in the extreme of humility and humiliation among men. The salvation of Christ is a deliverance from pride, and a being clothed with humility. As far as we are humble, so far we are saved.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 13:10

    Either:

    (1) "By pride alone comes contention" - that is the one unfailing spring of quarrels; or

    (2) "By pride comes contention only" - it, and it alone, is the fruit of pride.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 13:10

    13:10 Pride - It is chiefly, pride which blows up the coals of contention. Well - advised - Who are not governed by their passions, but by prudent considerations. Wisdom - Which teaches them to avoid contention.