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Proverbs 19:25

    Proverbs 19:25 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Smite a scorner, and the simple will beware: and reprove one that hath understanding, and he will understand knowledge.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Smite a scorner, and the simple will beware: and reprove one that has understanding, and he will understand knowledge.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Smite a scoffer, and the simple will learn prudence; And reprove one that hath understanding, and he will understand knowledge.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    When blows overtake the man of pride, the simple will get sense; say sharp words to the wise, and knowledge will be made clear to him.

    Webster's Revision

    Smite a scoffer, and the simple will learn prudence; And reprove one that hath understanding, and he will understand knowledge.

    World English Bible

    Flog a scoffer, and the simple will learn prudence; rebuke one who has understanding, and he will gain knowledge.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    smite a scorner, and the simple will learn prudence: and reprove one that hath understanding, and he will understand knowledge.

    Definitions for Proverbs 19:25

    Smite - To strike; beat.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 19:25

    Words which embrace nearly the whole theory of punishment. If the man who offends is a "scorner," hardened beyond all hope of reformation, then punish him by way of retribution and example, and let the penalty be sharp, that even the unwary and careless may beware. If the man be "understanding," then let the punishment take the form of discipline. Admonish, reprove, educate.