New Living Translation
If you become wise, you will be the one to benefit. If you scorn wisdom, you will be the one to suffer.
King James Bible
If thou be wise, thou shalt be wise for thyself: but if thou scornest, thou alone shalt bear it.
Darby Bible Translation
If thou art wise, thou shalt be wise for thyself; and if thou scornest, thou alone shalt bear it.
World English Bible
If you are wise, you are wise for yourself. If you mock, you alone will bear it.
Young's Literal Translation
If thou hast been wise, thou hast been wise for thyself, And thou hast scorned -- thyself bearest it.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
9:12 For thyself - Thou dost not profit me but thyself.
LibraryAn Analysis of Augustin's Writings against the Donatists.
The object of this chapter is to present a rudimentary outline and summary of all that Augustin penned or spoke against those traditional North African Christians whom he was pleased to regard as schismatics. It will be arranged, so far as may be, in chronological order, following the dates suggested by the Benedictine edition. The necessary brevity precludes anything but a very meagre treatment of so considerable a theme. The writer takes no responsibility for the ecclesiological tenets of the …
St. Augustine—writings in connection with the donatist controversy.
The Gospel Feast
For we are each responsible for our own conduct.
"Can a person do anything to help God? Can even a wise person be helpful to him?
If you are good, is this some great gift to him? What could you possibly give him?
Backsliders get what they deserve; good people receive their reward.
Punishment is made for mockers, and the backs of fools are made to be beaten.
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