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.
Darby Bible Translation
Impart to a wise man, and he will become yet wiser; teach a righteous man, and he will increase 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.
Proverbs 9:9 Parallel
LibraryLetter xxi (Circa A. D. 1128) to the Abbot of S. John at Chartres
To the Abbot of S. John at Chartres Bernard dissuades him from resigning his charge, and undertaking a Pilgrimage to Jerusalem. 1. As regards the matters about which you were so good as to consult so humble a person as myself, I had at first determined not to reply. Not because I had any doubt what to say, but because it seemed to me unnecessary or even presumptuous to give counsel to a man of sense and wisdom. But considering that it usually happens that the greater number of persons of sense--or …
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux—Some Letters of Saint Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux
The Authority and Utility of the Scriptures
A wise man will hear and increase in learning, And a man of understanding will acquire wise counsel,
Wise men store up knowledge, But with the mouth of the foolish, ruin is at hand.
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