Proverbs 9:9
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New International Version
Instruct the wise and they will be wiser still; teach the righteous and they will add to their 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.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Give instruction to a wise man - Literally give to the wise, and he will be wise. Whatever you give to such, they reap profit from it. They are like the bee, they extract honey from every flower.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Proverbs 1:5 A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain to wise counsels:

Proverbs 25:12 As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover on an obedient ear.

Hosea 6:3 Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come to us as the rain...

Matthew 13:11,12 He answered and said to them, Because it is given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given...

2 Peter 3:18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.

1 John 2:20,21 But you have an unction from the Holy One, and you know all things...

1 John 5:13 These things have I written to you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that you may know that you have eternal life...

Library
The Temple of Wisdom
(Preached at Wellington College, All Saints' Day, 1866.) PROVERBS ix. 1-5. Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars: she hath killed her beasts; she hath mingled her wine; she hath also furnished her table. She hath sent forth her maidens; she crieth upon the highest places of the city, Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: and to him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him, Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the wine which I have mingled. This allegory has been
Charles Kingsley—Discipline and Other Sermons

To Pastors and Teachers
To Pastors and Teachers If all who laboured for the conversion of others were to introduce them immediately into Prayer and the Interior Life, and make it their main design to gain and win over the heart, numberless as well as permanent conversions would certainly ensue. On the contrary, few and transient fruits must attend that labour which is confined to outward matters; such as burdening the disciple with a thousand precepts for external exercises, instead of leaving the soul to Christ by the
Madame Guyon—A Short and Easy Method of Prayer

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