Proverbs 9:9
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New International Version
Instruct the wise and they will be wiser still; teach the righteous and they will add to their learning.

New Living Translation
Instruct the wise, and they will be even wiser. Teach the righteous, and they will learn even more.

English Standard Version
Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.

New American Standard Bible
Give instruction to a wise man and he will be still wiser, Teach a righteous man and he will increase his learning.

King James Bible
Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Instruct a wise man, and he will be wiser still; teach a righteous man, and he will learn more."

International Standard Version
Counsel a wise man, and he will be wiser still; teach a righteous man, and he will add to his learning.

NET Bible
Give instruction to a wise person, and he will become wiser still; teach a righteous person and he will add to his learning.

New Heart English Bible
Instruct a wise man, and he will be still wiser. Teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Give opportunity to a wise man that again he may learn wisdom, and teach the righteous that he may progress beyond his teacher.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Give [advice] to a wise person, and he will become even wiser. Teach a righteous person, and he will learn more.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Give to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser; Teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.

New American Standard 1977
Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser,
            Teach a righteous man, and he will increase his learning.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser; teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.

King James 2000 Bible
Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.

American King James Version
Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.

American Standard Version
Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: Teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Give an occasion to a wise man, and wisdom shall be added to him. Teach a just man, and he shall make haste to receive it.

Darby Bible Translation
Impart to a wise [man], and he will become yet wiser; teach a righteous [man], and he will increase learning.

English Revised Version
Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.

Webster's Bible Translation
Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.

World English Bible
Instruct a wise man, and he will be still wiser. Teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.

Young's Literal Translation
Give to the wise, and he is wiser still, Make known to the righteous, And he increaseth learning.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
9:1-12 Christ has prepared ordinances to which his people are admitted, and by which nourishment is given here to those that believe in him, as well as mansions in heaven hereafter. The ministers of the gospel go forth to invite the guests. The call is general, and shuts out none that do not shut out themselves. Our Saviour came, not to call the righteous, but sinners; not the wise in their own eyes, who say they see. We must keep from the company and foolish pleasures of the ungodly, or we never can enjoy the pleasures of a holy life. It is vain to seek the company of wicked men in the hope of doing them good; we are far more likely to be corrupted by them. It is not enough to forsake the foolish, we must join those that walk in wisdom. There is no true wisdom but in the way of religion, no true life but in the end of that way. Here is the happiness of those that embrace it. A man cannot be profitable to God; it is for our own good. Observe the shame and ruin of those who slight it. God is not the Author of sin: and Satan can only tempt, he cannot force. Thou shalt bear the loss of that which thou scornest: it will add to thy condemnation.
Study Bible
The Way of Wisdom
8Do not reprove a scoffer, or he will hate you, Reprove a wise man and he will love you. 9Give instruction to a wise man and he will be still wiser, Teach a righteous man and he will increase his learning. 10The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.…
Cross References
Proverbs 1:5
A wise man will hear and increase in learning, And a man of understanding will acquire wise counsel,

Proverbs 10:14
Wise men store up knowledge, But with the mouth of the foolish, ruin is at hand.
Treasury of Scripture

Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.

Proverbs 1:5 A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding …

Proverbs 25:12 As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise …

Hosea 6:3 Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth …

Matthew 13:11,12 He answered and said to them, Because it is given to you to know …

2 Peter 3:18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus …

1 John 2:20,21 But you have an unction from the Holy One, and you know all things…

1 John 5:13 These things have I written to you that believe on the name of the …

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