Parallel Verses

NET Bible

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

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 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.

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 dissension, but love covers all transgressions. 13 Wisdom is found in the words of the discerning person, but the one who lacks wisdom will be disciplined. 14 Those who are wise store up knowledge, but foolish speech leads to imminent destruction.



Cross References

Proverbs 26:3

A whip for the horse and a bridle for the donkey, and a rod for the backs of fools!

Proverbs 6:32

A man who commits adultery with a woman lacks wisdom, whoever does it destroys his own life.

Exodus 10:12

The Lord said to Moses, "Extend your hand over the land of Egypt for the locusts, that they may come up over the land of Egypt and eat everything that grows in the ground, everything that the hail has left."

Psalm 32:9

Do not be like an unintelligent horse or mule, which will not obey you unless they are controlled by a bridle and bit.

Proverbs 7:22

Suddenly he went after her like an ox that goes to the slaughter, like a stag prancing into a trapper's snare

Proverbs 10:10-11

The one who winks his eye causes trouble, and the one who speaks foolishness will come to ruin.

Proverbs 10:21

The teaching of the righteous feeds many, but fools die for lack of wisdom.

Proverbs 10:31

The speech of the righteous bears the fruit of wisdom, but the one who speaks perversion will be destroyed.

Proverbs 15:7

The lips of the wise spread knowledge, but not so the heart of fools.

Proverbs 15:23

A person has joy in giving an appropriate answer, and a word at the right time -- how good it is!

Proverbs 17:10

A rebuke makes a greater impression on a discerning person than a hundred blows on a fool.

Proverbs 19:29

Judgments are prepared for scorners, and floggings for the backs of fools.

Proverbs 20:15

There is gold, and an abundance of rubies, but words of knowledge are like a precious jewel.

Proverbs 27:22

If you should pound the fool in the mortar among the grain with the pestle, his foolishness would not depart from him.

Isaiah 50:4

The sovereign Lord has given me the capacity to be his spokesman, so that I know how to help the weary. He wakes me up every morning; he makes me alert so I can listen attentively as disciples do.

Luke 4:22

All were speaking well of him, and were amazed at the gracious words coming out of his mouth. They said, "Isn't this Joseph's son?"

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