Proverbs 10:10
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New International Version
Whoever winks maliciously causes grief, and a chattering fool comes to ruin.

King James Bible
He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow: but a prating fool shall fall.

Darby Bible Translation
He that winketh with the eye causeth grief, and a prating fool shall fall.

World English Bible
One winking with the eye causes sorrow, but a chattering fool will fall.

Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is winking the eye giveth grief, And a talkative fool kicketh.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He that winketh with the eye - Instead of the latter clause, on which see Proverbs 10:8, the Septuagint has, ὁ δε ελεγχων μετα παῥρησιας ειρηνοποιει· "but he that reproveth with freedom, maketh peace." This is also the reading of the Syriac and Arabic. A faithful open reproving of sin is more likely to promote the peace of society than the passing it by slightly, or taking no notice of it; for if the wicked turn to God at the reproof, the law of peace will soon be established in his heart, and the law of kindness will flow from his tongue.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

that

Proverbs 6:13 He winks with his eyes, he speaks with his feet, he teaches with his fingers;

Job 15:12 Why does your heart carry you away? and what do your eyes wink at,

Psalm 35:19 Let not them that are my enemies wrongfully rejoice over me: neither let them wink with the eye that hate me without a cause.

but

Proverbs 10:8 The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall.

Proverbs 18:6,7,21 A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calls for strokes...

fall or be beaten

Proverbs 18:6,7 A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calls for strokes...

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The Two-Fold Aspect of the Divine Working
'The way of the Lord is strength to the upright: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.'--PROVERBS x. 29. You observe that the words 'shall be,' in the last clause, are a supplement. They are quite unnecessary, and in fact they rather hinder the sense. They destroy the completeness of the antithesis between the two halves of the verse. If you leave them out, and suppose that the 'way of the Lord' is what is spoken of in both clauses, you get a far deeper and fuller meaning. 'The way
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Sanctions of Moral Law, Natural and Governmental.
In the discussion of this subject, I shall show-- I. What constitute the sanctions of law. 1. The sanctions of law are the motives to obedience, the natural and the governmental consequences or results of obedience and of disobedience. 2. They are remuneratory, that is, they promise reward to obedience. 3. They are vindicatory, that is, they threaten the disobedient with punishment. 4. They are natural, that is, happiness is to some extent naturally connected with, and the necessary consequence of,
Charles Grandison Finney—Systematic Theology

How the Simple and the Crafty are to be Admonished.
(Admonition 12.) Differently to be admonished are the simple and the insincere. The simple are to be praised for studying never to say what is false, but to be admonished to know how sometimes to be silent about what is true. For, as falsehood has always harmed him that speaks it, so sometimes the hearing of truth has done harm to some. Wherefore the Lord before His disciples, tempering His speech with silence, says, I have many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now (Joh. xvi. 12).
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

Letter xv (Circa A. D. 1129) to Alvisus, Abbot of Anchin
To Alvisus, Abbot of Anchin He praises the fatherly gentleness of Alvisus towards Godwin. He excuses himself, and asks pardon for having admitted him. To Alvisus, Abbot of Anchin. [18] 1. May God render to you the same mercy which you have shown towards your holy son Godwin. I know that at the news of his death you showed yourself unmindful of old complaints, and remembering only your friendship for him, behaved with kindness, not resentment, and putting aside the character of judge, showed yourself
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux—Some Letters of Saint Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux

Cross References
Psalm 35:19
Do not let those gloat over me who are my enemies without cause; do not let those who hate me without reason maliciously wink the eye.

Proverbs 6:13
who winks maliciously with his eye, signals with his feet and motions with his fingers,

Proverbs 10:8
The wise in heart accept commands, but a chattering fool comes to ruin.

Proverbs 10:14
The wise store up knowledge, but the mouth of a fool invites ruin.

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