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.
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CommentaryBarnes' 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.
LibraryThe 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.
"But Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God, and his Righteousness, and all These Things Shall be Added unto You. "
Pride of Prosperity
The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom, And his tongue speaks justice.
The one who commits adultery with a woman is lacking sense; He who would destroy himself does it.
The mouth of the righteous flows with wisdom, But the perverted tongue will be cut out.
Judgments are prepared for scoffers, And blows for the back of fools.
A whip is for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, And a rod for the back of fools.
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