Proverbs 10:13
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New American Standard Bible
On the lips of the discerning, wisdom is found, But a rod is for the back of him who lacks understanding.

King James Bible
In the lips of him that hath understanding wisdom is found: but a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding.

Darby Bible Translation
In the lips of an intelligent man wisdom is found; but a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding.

World English Bible
Wisdom is found on the lips of him who has discernment, but a rod is for the back of him who is void of understanding.

Young's Literal Translation
In the lips of the intelligent is wisdom found, And a rod is for the back of him who is lacking understanding.

Proverbs 10:13 Parallel
Barnes' Notes on the Bible

i. e., The wisdom of the wise is seen in the words that issue from his lips; the folly of the fool is not only seen in his speech, but brings upon him the chastisement which he well deserves.

Proverbs 10:13 Parallel Commentaries

The Folly of Slander. Part 2.
"He that uttereth slander is a fool."--Prov. x. 18. I have formerly in this place, discoursing upon this text, explained the nature of the sin here condemned, with its several kinds and ways of practising. II. I shall now proceed to declare the folly of it; and to make good by divers reasons the assertion of the wise man, that "He who uttereth slander is a fool." 1. Slandering is foolish, as sinful and wicked. All sin is foolish upon many accounts; as proceeding from ignorance, error, inconsiderateness,
Isaac Barrow—Sermons on Evil-Speaking, by Isaac Barrow

Lii. Trust in God.
15th Sunday after Trinity. S. Matt. vi. 31. "Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness." INTRODUCTION.--We read in ancient Roman history that a general named Aemilius Paulus was appointed to the Roman army in a time of war and great apprehension. He found in the army a sad condition of affairs, there were more officers than fighting men, and all these officers wanted to have their advice taken, and the war conducted in accordance with their several opinions. Then Aemilius Paulus
S. Baring-Gould—The Village Pulpit, Volume II. Trinity to Advent

"But Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God, and his Righteousness, and all These Things Shall be Added unto You. "
Matth. vi. 33.--"But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you." The perfection even of the most upright creature, speaks always some imperfection in comparison of God, who is most perfect. The heavens, the sun and moon, in respect of lower things here, how glorious do they appear, and without spot! But behold, they are not clean in God's sight! How far are the angels above us who dwell in clay! They appear to be a pure mass of light and
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Pride of Prosperity
While Solomon exalted the law of heaven, God was with him, and wisdom was given him to rule over Israel with impartiality and mercy. At first, as wealth and worldly honor came to him, he remained humble, and great was the extent of his influence. "Solomon reigned over all kingdoms from the river [Euphrates] unto the land of the Philistines, and unto the border of Egypt." "He . . . had peace on all sides round about him. And Judah and Israel dwelt safely, every man under his vine and under his fig
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Cross References
Psalm 37:30
The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom, And his tongue speaks justice.

Proverbs 6:32
The one who commits adultery with a woman is lacking sense; He who would destroy himself does it.

Proverbs 10:31
The mouth of the righteous flows with wisdom, But the perverted tongue will be cut out.

Proverbs 19:29
Judgments are prepared for scoffers, And blows for the back of fools.

Proverbs 26:3
A whip is for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, And a rod for the back of fools.

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