Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Through insolence comes nothing but strife,
But wisdom is with those who receive counsel.

King James Version

Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.

Holman Bible

Arrogance leads to nothing but strife,
but wisdom is gained by those who take advice.

International Standard Version

Arrogance only brings quarreling, but those receiving advice are wise.

A Conservative Version

Through pride a vain man causes contention, but wisdom is with the well-advised.

American Standard Version

By pride cometh only contention; But with the well-advised is wisdom.


Through pride and presumption come nothing but strife,
But [skillful and godly] wisdom is with those who welcome [well-advised] counsel.

Bible in Basic English

The only effect of pride is fighting; but wisdom is with the quiet in spirit.

Darby Translation

By pride there only cometh contention; but with the well-advised is wisdom.

Julia Smith Translation

Only by pride contention will be given: but with those being advised, wisdom.

King James 2000

Only by pride comes strife: but with the well advised is wisdom.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Only by insolence is strife set up, and wisdom [is] with those who take advice.

Modern King James verseion

Only by pride comes argument, but with those who take advice is wisdom.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Among the proud there is ever strife; but among those that do all things with advisement, there is wisdom.

NET Bible

With pride comes only contention, but wisdom is with the well-advised.

New Heart English Bible

Pride only breeds quarrels, but with ones who take advice is wisdom.

The Emphasized Bible

Only by pride, doth one cause contention, but, with the well-advised, is wisdom.


Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well-advised is wisdom.

World English Bible

Pride only breeds quarrels, but with ones who take advice is wisdom.

Youngs Literal Translation

A vain man through pride causeth debate, And with the counselled is wisdom.


Root Form
Only by pride
Usage: 11

Usage: 2011

Usage: 3

but with the well advised
Usage: 80




Images Proverbs 13:10

Context Readings

A Wise Son Lives Righteously

9 The light of the righteous rejoices,
But the lamp of the wicked goes out.
10 Through insolence comes nothing but strife,
But wisdom is with those who receive counsel.
11 Wealth obtained by fraud dwindles,
But the one who gathers by labor increases it.

Cross References

Judges 8:1-3

Then the men of Ephraim said to him, “What is this thing you have done to us, not calling us when you went to fight against Midian?” And they contended with him vigorously.

Judges 12:1-6

Then the men of Ephraim were summoned, and they crossed to Zaphon and said to Jephthah, “Why did you cross over to fight against the sons of Ammon without calling us to go with you? We will burn your house down on you.”

1 Kings 12:10-11

The young men who grew up with him spoke to him, saying, “Thus you shall say to this people who spoke to you, saying, ‘Your father made our yoke heavy, now you make it lighter for us!’ But you shall speak to them, ‘My little finger is thicker than my father’s loins!

1 Kings 12:16

When all Israel saw that the king did not listen to them, the people answered the king, saying,
“What portion do we have in David?
We have no inheritance in the son of Jesse;
To your tents, O Israel!
Now look after your own house, David!”
So Israel departed to their tents.

2 Kings 14:10

You have indeed defeated Edom, and your heart has become proud. Enjoy your glory and stay at home; for why should you provoke trouble so that you, even you, would fall, and Judah with you?”

Proverbs 12:15-16

The way of a fool is right in his own eyes,
But a wise man is he who listens to counsel.

Proverbs 17:14

The beginning of strife is like letting out water,
So abandon the quarrel before it breaks out.

Proverbs 19:20

Listen to counsel and accept discipline,
That you may be wise the rest of your days.

Proverbs 20:18

Prepare plans by consultation,
And make war by wise guidance.

Proverbs 21:24

“Proud,” “Haughty,” “Scoffer,” are his names,
Who acts with insolent pride.

Proverbs 25:8

Do not go out hastily to argue your case;
Otherwise, what will you do in the end,
When your neighbor humiliates you?

Luke 14:28-32

For which one of you, when he wants to build a tower, does not first sit down and calculate the cost to see if he has enough to complete it?

Luke 22:24

And there arose also a dispute among them as to which one of them was regarded to be greatest.

Acts 6:1-5

Now at this time while the disciples were increasing in number, a complaint arose on the part of the Hellenistic Jews against the native Hebrews, because their widows were being overlooked in the daily serving of food.

1 Timothy 6:4

he is conceited and understands nothing; but he has a morbid interest in controversial questions and disputes about words, out of which arise envy, strife, abusive language, evil suspicions,

James 3:14-16

But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, do not be arrogant and so lie against the truth.

James 4:1

What is the source of quarrels and conflicts among you? Is not the source your pleasures that wage war in your members?

James 4:5-6

Or do you think that the Scripture speaks to no purpose: “He jealously desires the Spirit which He has made to dwell in us”?

3 John 1:9-10

I wrote something to the church; but Diotrephes, who loves to be first among them, does not accept what we say.

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