Proverbs 16 :22

Proverbs 16 :22 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

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

Definitions for Proverbs 16 :22

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's Commentary 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 Commentary on Proverbs 16 :22

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