Proverbs 10:10
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New International Version
Whoever winks maliciously causes grief, and a chattering fool comes to ruin.

New Living Translation
People who wink at wrong cause trouble, but a bold reproof promotes peace.

English Standard Version
Whoever winks the eye causes trouble, and a babbling fool will come to ruin.

New American Standard Bible
He who winks the eye causes trouble, And a babbling fool will be ruined.

King James Bible
He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow: but a prating fool shall fall.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A sly wink of the eye causes grief, and foolish lips will be destroyed.

International Standard Version
Those who wink their eyes are trouble makers, and the mocking fool will be brought down.

NET Bible
The one who winks his eye causes trouble, and the one who speaks foolishness will come to ruin.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He that winks with his eyes in deceit gives sorrow, and he who reproves openly makes peace.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Whoever winks with his eye causes heartache. The one who talks foolishly will be thrown down headfirst.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He that winks with the eye causes sorrow, and he that speaks foolishness shall fall.

King James 2000 Bible
He that winks with the eye causes trouble: but a prating fool shall fall.

American King James Version
He that winks with the eye causes sorrow: but a prating fool shall fall.

American Standard Version
He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow; But a prating fool shall fall.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that winketh with the eye shall cause sorrow: and the foolish in lips shall be beaten.

Darby Bible Translation
He that winketh with the eye causeth grief, and a prating fool shall fall.

English Revised Version
He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow: but a prating fool shall fall.

Webster's Bible Translation
He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow: but a prating fool shall fall.

World English Bible
One winking with the eye causes sorrow, but a chattering fool will fall.

Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is winking the eye giveth grief, And a talkative fool kicketh.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

10:7. Both the just and the wicked must die; but between their souls there is a vast difference. 8. The wise in heart puts his knowledge in practice. 9. Dissemblers, after all their shuffling, will be exposed. 10. Trick and artifice will be no excuse for iniquity. 11. The good man's mouth is always open to teach, comfort, and correct others. 12. Where there is hatred, every thing stirs up strife. By bearing with each other, peace and harmony are preserved. 13. Those that foolishly go on in wicked ways, prepare rods for themselves. 14. Whatever knowledge may be useful, we must lay it up, that it may not be to seek when we want it. The wise gain this wisdom by reading, by hearing the word, by meditation, by prayer, by faith in Christ, who is made of God unto us wisdom. 15. This refers to the common mistakes both of rich and poor, as to their outward condition. Rich people's wealth exposes them to many dangers; while a poor man may live comfortably, if he is content, keeps a good conscience, and lives by faith. 16. Perhaps a righteous man has no more than what he works hard for, but that labour tends to life. 17. The traveller that has missed his way, and cannot bear to be told of it, and to be shown the right way, must err still. 18. He is especially a fool who thinks to hide anything from God; and malice is no better. 19. Those that speak much, speak much amiss. He that checks himself is a wise man, and therein consults his own peace. 20,21. The tongue of the just is sincere, freed from the dross of guile and evil design. Pious discourse is spiritual food to the needy. Fools die for want of a heart, so the word is; for want of thought.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 10. - He that winketh with the eye (Proverbs 6:13). This is a sign of craft, malice, and complicity with other wicked comrades. Ecclus. 27:22, "He that winketh with the eyes worketh evil." Causeth sorrow (Proverbs 15:13). He causes trouble and vexation by his cunning and secrecy. A prating fool (as Ver. 8). The two clauses are intended to teach that the garrulous fool is even more certain to bring ruin on himself and others than the crafty plotter. The Septuagint and Syriac have changed the latter clause into a sentence supposed to be more forcibly antithetical, "He who reproveth with boldness maketh peace." But there are sentences not strictly antithetical in this chapter, e.g. vers. 18, 22 (comp. Proverbs 11:10).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

He that winketh with the eye,.... The Syriac and Arabic versions add, "with fraud". A descriptive character of a wicked man, Proverbs 6:13; who so does, either to draw and allure persons to go along with him, and join him in his evil practices; or by way of scorn and contempt of others; or as a token to another of its being the proper time to circumvent his neighbour, or do him an injury. Such an one

causeth sorrow; to himself in the issue, however he may for the present please himself with his evil doings; and to others, whom he allures and deceives. The Arabic version is, "heaps afflictions" or "sorrows on men"; whom he corrupts and draws into his evil company and conversation;

but a prating fool shall fall; or, "be taken", as the Targum; or "beaten", as the Vulgate Latin; See Gill on Proverbs 10:8.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

10. Two vices contrasted; hypocrisy, or insinuating evil against one (Pr 6:13; Ps 35:19), and rashness of speech. In each case, the results are on the evildoers.

Proverbs 10:10 Additional Commentaries
Context
Solomon's Proverbs: The Wise Son
9He who walks in integrity walks securely, But he who perverts his ways will be found out. 10He who winks the eye causes trouble, And a babbling fool will be ruined. 11The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, But the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.…
Cross References
Psalm 35:19
Do not let those gloat over me who are my enemies without cause; do not let those who hate me without reason maliciously wink the eye.

Proverbs 6:13
who winks maliciously with his eye, signals with his feet and motions with his fingers,

Proverbs 10:8
The wise in heart accept commands, but a chattering fool comes to ruin.

Proverbs 10:14
The wise store up knowledge, but the mouth of a fool invites ruin.
Treasury of Scripture

He that winks with the eye causes sorrow: but a prating fool shall fall.

that

Proverbs 6:13 He winks with his eyes, he speaks with his feet, he teaches with his fingers;

Job 15:12 Why does your heart carry you away? and what do your eyes wink at,

Psalm 35:19 Let not them that are my enemies wrongfully rejoice over me: neither …

but

Proverbs 10:8 The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall.

Proverbs 18:6,7,21 A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calls for strokes…

fall or be beaten

Proverbs 18:6,7 A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calls for strokes…

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