Proverbs 21:11
Good News Translation
When someone who is conceited gets his punishment, even an unthinking person learns a lesson. One who is wise will learn from what he is taught.

Contemporary English Version
An ignorant fool learns by seeing others punished; a sensible person learns by being instructed.

Douay-Rheims Bible
When a pestilent man is punished, the little one will be wiser: and if he follow the wise, he will receive knowledge.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

When a pestilent man is punished, the little one will be wiser: and if he follow the wise, he will receive knowledge.

the scorner

Proverbs 19:25 The wicked man being scourged, the fool shall be wiser: but if thou rebuke a wise man, he will understand discipline.

Numbers 16:34 But all Israel, that was standing round about, fled at the cry of them that were perishing: saying: Lest perhaps the earth swallow us up also.

Deuteronomy 13:11 That all Israel hearing may fear, and may do no more any thing like this.

Deuteronomy 21:21 The people of the city shall stone him: and he shall die, that you may take away the evil out of the midst of you, and all Israel hearing it may be afraid.

Psalm 64:7-9 And God shall be exalted. The arrows of children are their wounds: . . .

Acts 5:5,11-14 And Ananias, hearing these words, fell down and gave up the ghost. And there came great fear upon all that heard it. . . .

1 Corinthians 10:6-11 Now these things were done in a figure of us, that we should not covet evil things, as they also coveted. . . .

Hebrews 2:1-3 Therefore ought we more diligently to observe the things which we have heard lest perhaps we should let them slip. . . .

Hebrews 10:28,29 A man making void the law of Moses dieth without any mercy under two or three witnesses: . . .

Revelation 11:13 And at that hour there was made a great earthquake: and the tenth part of the city fell. And there were slain in the earthquake, names of men, seven thousand: and the rest were cast into a fear and gave glory to the God of heaven.

when the wise

Proverbs 1:5 He shall understand a parable and the interpretation, the words of the wise, and their mysterious sayings.

Proverbs 9:9 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is prudence.

Proverbs 15:14 The heart of the wise seeketh instruction: and the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness.

Proverbs 18:1,15 He that hath a mind to depart from a friend, seeketh occasions: he shall ever be subject to reproach. . . .

Context
The King's Heart
10The soul of the wicked desireth evil, he will not have pity on his neighbour. 11When a pestilent man is punished, the little one will be wiser: and if he follow the wise, he will receive knowledge.12The just considereth seriously the house of the wicked, that he may withdraw the wicked from evil.…
Cross References
Proverbs 9:7
Rebuke not a scorner, lest he hate thee. Rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.

Proverbs 19:25
The wicked man being scourged, the fool shall be wiser: but if thou rebuke a wise man, he will understand discipline.

Additional Translations
When a mocker is punished, the simple gain wisdom; and when a wise man is instructed, he acquires knowledge.When the scorner is punished, the simple is made wise: and when the wise is instructed, he receives knowledge.

When the scoffer is punished, the simple is made wise; And when the wise is instructed, he receiveth knowledge.

When an intemperate man is punished the simple becomes wiser: and a wise man understanding will receive knowledge.

When the scorner is punished, the simple becometh wise; and when the wise is instructed, he receiveth knowledge.

When the scorner is punished, the simple is made wise: and when the wise is instructed, he receiveth knowledge.

When the scorner is punished, the simple is made wise: and when the wise is instructed, he receiveth knowledge.

When the mocker is punished, the simple gains wisdom. When the wise is instructed, he receives knowledge.

When the scorner is punished, the simple becometh wise, And in giving understanding to the wise He receiveth knowledge.
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