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Proverbs 16:22

    Proverbs 16:22 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it: but the instruction of fools is folly.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Understanding is a wellspring of life to him that has it: but the instruction of fools is folly.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Understanding is a well-spring of life unto him that hath it; But the correction of fools is their folly.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Wisdom is a fountain of life to him who has it; but the punishment of the foolish is their foolish behaviour.

    Webster's Revision

    Understanding is a well-spring of life unto him that hath it; But the correction of fools is their folly.

    World English Bible

    Understanding is a fountain of life to one who has it, but the punishment of fools is their folly.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it: but the correction of fools is their folly.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 16:22

    Understanding is a well-spring of life - מקור חיים mekor chaiyim; another allusion to the artery that carries the blood from the heart to distribute it to all the extremities of the body.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 16:22

    Wellspring of life - Compare Proverbs 10:11 note. "the instruction of fools" Not that which they give, but that which they receive. Compare Proverbs 14:24. "Folly" is its own all-sufficient punishment.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 16:22

    16:22 The instruction - Their most grave and serious counsels are foolish.