Proverbs 13:16
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New International Version
All who are prudent act with knowledge, but fools expose their folly.

King James Bible
Every prudent man dealeth with knowledge: but a fool layeth open his folly.

Darby Bible Translation
Every prudent [man] acteth with knowledge; but the foolish layeth open [his] folly.

World English Bible
Every prudent man acts from knowledge, but a fool exposes folly.

Young's Literal Translation
Every prudent one dealeth with knowledge, And a fool spreadeth out folly.

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The way of transgressors is hard - Never was a truer saying; most sinners have more pain and difficulty to get their souls damned, than the righteous have, with all their cross-bearings, to get to the kingdom of heaven.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

prudent

Proverbs 12:22,23 Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight...

Proverbs 15:2 The tongue of the wise uses knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools pours out foolishness.

Proverbs 21:24 Proud and haughty scorner is his name, who deals in proud wrath.

Psalm 112:5 A good man shows favor, and lends: he will guide his affairs with discretion.

Isaiah 52:13 Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high.

Matthew 10:16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the middle of wolves: be you therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.

Romans 16:19 For your obedience is come abroad to all men. I am glad therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have you wise to that which is good...

1 Corinthians 14:20 Brothers, be not children in understanding: however, in malice be you children, but in understanding be men.

Ephesians 5:17 Why be you not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.

a fool

1 Samuel 25:10,11,17,25 And Nabal answered David's servants, and said, Who is David? and who is the son of Jesse...

Ecclesiastes 10:3 Yes also, when he that is a fool walks by the way, his wisdom fails him, and he said to every one that he is a fool.

layeth or spreadeth

Library
The Tillage of the Poor
'Much food is in the tillage of the poor.'--PROVERBS xiii. 23. Palestine was a land of small peasant proprietors, and the institution of the Jubilee was intended to prevent the acquisition of large estates by any Israelite. The consequence, as intended, was a level of modest prosperity. It was 'the tillage of the poor,' the careful, diligent husbandry of the man who had only a little patch of land to look after, that filled the storehouses of the Holy Land. Hence the proverb of our text arose. It
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Song of the Redeemed
And they sung a new song, saying, Thou ... hast redeemed us to God by Thy blood, out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation ... T he extent, variety, and order of the creation, proclaim the glory of God. He is likewise, ^* Maximus in Minimis . The smallest of the works, that we are capable of examining, such for instance as the eye or the wing of a little insect, the creature of a day, are stamped with an inimitable impression of His wisdom and power. Thus in His written Word, there
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 2

Blessed are the Poor in Spirit
Having spoken of the general notion of blessedness, I come next to consider the subjects of this blessedness, and these our Saviour has deciphered to be the poor in spirit, the mourners, etc. But before I touch upon these, I shall attempt a little preface or paraphrase upon this sermon of the beatitudes. 1 Observe the divinity in this sermon, which goes beyond all philosophy. The philosophers use to say that one contrary expels another; but here one contrary begets another. Poverty is wont to expel
Thomas Watson—The Beatitudes: An Exposition of Matthew 5:1-12

Proverbs
Many specimens of the so-called Wisdom Literature are preserved for us in the book of Proverbs, for its contents are by no means confined to what we call proverbs. The first nine chapters constitute a continuous discourse, almost in the manner of a sermon; and of the last two chapters, ch. xxx. is largely made up of enigmas, and xxxi. is in part a description of the good housewife. All, however, are rightly subsumed under the idea of wisdom, which to the Hebrew had always moral relations. The Hebrew
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Proverbs 12:23
The prudent keep their knowledge to themselves, but a fool's heart blurts out folly.

Proverbs 15:2
The tongue of the wise adorns knowledge, but the mouth of the fool gushes folly.

Proverbs 18:2
Fools find no pleasure in understanding but delight in airing their own opinions.

Ecclesiastes 10:3
Even as fools walk along the road, they lack sense and show everyone how stupid they are.

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