Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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 the discerning, [skillful and godly] wisdom is found,
But discipline and the rod are for the back of the one who is without common 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.

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 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. 14 Wise men lay up knowledge, but the mouth of a foolish man is a present destruction.



Cross References

Proverbs 26:3

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

Proverbs 6:32

He who commits adultery with a woman is void of understanding. He who would destroy his own soul does it.

Exodus 10:12

And LORD said to Moses, Stretch out thy hand over the land of Egypt for the locusts, that they may come up upon the land of Egypt, and eat every herb of the land, even all that the hail has left.

Psalm 32:9

Become ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding, whose trappings must be bit and bridle to hold them in, [else] they will not come near to thee.

Proverbs 7:22

He goes after her straightaway, as an ox goes to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks,

Proverbs 10:10-11

He who winks with the eye causes sorrow. And a prating fool shall fall.

Proverbs 10:21

The lips of a righteous man feeds many, but the foolish die for lack of understanding.

Proverbs 10:31

The mouth of a righteous man brings forth wisdom, but the perverse tongue shall be cut off.

Proverbs 15:7

The lips of the wise disperse knowledge, but the heart of the foolish, not so.

Proverbs 15:23

A man has joy in the answer of his mouth, and a word in due season, how good it is!

Proverbs 17:10

A rebuke enters deeper into him who has understanding than a hundred stripes into a fool.

Proverbs 19:29

Judgments are prepared for scoffers, and stripes for the back of fools.

Proverbs 20:15

There is gold, and abundance of rubies, but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel.

Proverbs 27:22

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

Isaiah 50:4

Lord LORD has given me the tongue of those who are taught, that I may know how to sustain with words him who is weary. He awakens morning by morning. He awakens my ear to hear as those who are taught.

Luke 4:22

And all witnessed to him, and wondered at the words of grace that proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, Is this not the son of Joseph?

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