Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

On the lips of the discerning, wisdom is found, But a rod is for the back of him who lacks understanding.

King James Version

In the lips of him that hath understanding wisdom is found: but a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding.

Holman Bible

Wisdom is found on the lips of the discerning,
but a rod is for the back of the one who lacks sense.

International Standard Version

Wisdom characterizes the speech of the discerning, but the rod is for the backs of those lacking discernment.

A Conservative Version

In the lips of him who has discernment wisdom is found, but a rod is for the back of him who is void of understanding.

American Standard Version

In the lips of him that hath discernment wisdom is found; But a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding.

Amplified

On the lips of him who has discernment skillful and godly Wisdom is found, but discipline and the rod are for the back of him who is without sense and understanding.

Bible in Basic English

In the lips of him who has knowledge wisdom is seen; but a rod is ready for the back of him who is without sense.

Darby Translation

In the lips of an intelligent man wisdom is found; but a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

In the lips of the prudent wisdom is found and is a rod unto the back of him that is void of understanding.

Julia Smith Translation

In the lips of him understanding, wisdom shall be found: and a rod for the back of him wanting heart

King James 2000

In the lips of him that has understanding wisdom is found: but a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding.

Lexham Expanded Bible

On the lips of one who has understanding, wisdom is found, but a rod [is] for the back of one who lacks {sense}.

Modern King James verseion

In the lips of him who has understanding, wisdom is found; but a rod is for the back of him who is without understanding.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

In the lips of him that hath understanding a man shall find wisdom; but the rod belongeth to the back of the foolish.

NET Bible

Wisdom is found in the words of the discerning person, but the one who lacks wisdom will be disciplined.

New Heart English Bible

Wisdom is found on the lips of him who has discernment, but a rod is for the back of him who is void of understanding.

The Emphasized Bible

In the lips of the intelligent, is found wisdom, but, a rod, is for the back of him that lacketh sense.

Webster

In the lips of him that hath understanding wisdom is found: but a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding.

World English Bible

Wisdom is found on the lips of him who has discernment, but a rod is for the back of him who is void of understanding.

Youngs Literal Translation

In the lips of the intelligent is wisdom found, And a rod is for the back of him who is lacking understanding.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
In the lips
שׂפת שׂפה 
Saphah 
Usage: 176

חכמה 
Chokmah 
Usage: 149

is found
מצא 
Matsa' 
Usage: 455

but a rod
שׁבט 
Shebet 
Usage: 190

is for the back
גּו 
Gev 
Usage: 7

of him that is void
חסר 
Chacer 
Usage: 18

References

Context Readings

Proverbs Concerning The Mouth

12 Hatred stirs up strife, But love covers all transgressions. 13 On the lips of the discerning, wisdom is found, But a rod is for the back of him who lacks understanding. 14 Wise men store up knowledge, But with the mouth of the foolish, ruin is at hand.



Cross References

Proverbs 26:3

A whip is for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, And a rod for the back of fools.

Proverbs 6:32

The one who commits adultery with a woman is lacking sense; He who would destroy himself does it.

Exodus 10:12

Then the LORD said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand over the land of Egypt for the locusts, that they may come up on the land of Egypt and eat every plant of the land, even all that the hail has left."

Psalm 32:9

Do not be as the horse or as the mule which have no understanding, Whose trappings include bit and bridle to hold them in check, Otherwise they will not come near to you.

Proverbs 7:22

Suddenly he follows her As an ox goes to the slaughter, Or as one in fetters to the discipline of a fool,

Proverbs 10:10-11

He who winks the eye causes trouble, And a babbling fool will be ruined.

Proverbs 10:21

The lips of the righteous feed many, But fools die for lack of understanding.

Proverbs 10:31

The mouth of the righteous flows with wisdom, But the perverted tongue will be cut out.

Proverbs 15:7

The lips of the wise spread knowledge, But the hearts of fools are not so.

Proverbs 15:23

A man has joy in an apt answer, And how delightful is a timely word!

Proverbs 17:10

A rebuke goes deeper into one who has understanding Than a hundred blows into a fool.

Proverbs 19:29

Judgments are prepared for scoffers, And blows for the back of fools.

Proverbs 20:15

There is gold, and an abundance of jewels; But the lips of knowledge are a more precious thing.

Proverbs 27:22

Though you pound a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with crushed grain, Yet his foolishness will not depart from him.

Isaiah 50:4

The Lord GOD has given Me the tongue of disciples, That I may know how to sustain the weary one with a word He awakens Me morning by morning, He awakens My ear to listen as a disciple.

Luke 4:22

And all were speaking well of Him, and wondering at the gracious words which were falling from His lips; and they were saying, "Is this not Joseph's son?"

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