Parallel Verses

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.

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 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 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 fights, but love covers all sins. 13 In the lips of him who has understanding, wisdom is found; but a rod is for the back of him who is without understanding. 14 Wise ones store up knowledge; but the mouth of the foolish is near ruin.



Cross References

Proverbs 26:3

A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the fool's back.

Proverbs 6:32

Whoever commits adultery with a woman lacks understanding; he who does it destroys his own soul.

Exodus 10:12

And Jehovah said to Moses, Stretch out your 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, all that the hail has left.

Psalm 32:9

Be not like the horse, or like the mule, who have no understanding, whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, so that they do not come near you.

Proverbs 7:22

He goes after her immediately, like an ox goes to the slaughter, or like a fool to the correction of the stocks;

Proverbs 10:10-11

He who winks the eye causes sorrow; but a babbling fool shall fall.

Proverbs 10:21

The lips of the righteous feed many; but fools die for lack of wisdom.

Proverbs 10:31

The mouth of the just brings forth wisdom; but the perverse tongue shall be cut out.

Proverbs 15:7

The lips of the righteous send forth knowledge, but the heart of the foolish is not so.

Proverbs 15:23

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

Proverbs 17:10

A reproof enters more into a wise man than a thousand stripes into a fool.

Proverbs 19:29

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

Proverbs 20:15

There is gold and a multitude of rubies; but the lips of knowledge are a rare jewel.

Proverbs 27:22

Though you should pound a fool in a bowl with a bar in the midst of wheat, his foolishness will not depart from him.

Isaiah 50:4

The Lord Jehovah has given Me the tongue of the learned, to know to help the weary with a word. He wakens morning by morning, He wakens the ear to hear as the learned.

Luke 4:22

And all bore witness to Him and wondered at the gracious words which came out of His mouth. And they said, Is this not Joseph's son?

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