Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

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

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.

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.


By pride and insolence comes only contention, but with the well-advised is skillful and godly Wisdom.

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Pride shall certainly give birth to 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 shines brightly,
but the lamp of the wicked is put out.
10 Arrogance leads to nothing but strife,
but wisdom is gained by those who take advice.
11 Wealth obtained by fraud will dwindle,
but whoever earns it through labor will multiply it.

Cross References

Judges 8:1-3

The men of Ephraim said to him, “Why have you done this to us, not calling us when you went to fight against the Midianites?” And they argued with him violently.

Judges 12:1-6

The men of Ephraim were called together and crossed the Jordan to Zaphon. They said to Jephthah, “Why have you crossed over to fight against the Ammonites but didn’t call us to go with you? We will burn your house down with you in it!”

1 Kings 12:10-11

Then the young men who had grown up with him told him, “This is what you should say to these people who said to you, ‘Your father made our yoke heavy, but you, make it lighter on us!’ This is what you should tell them: ‘My little finger is thicker than my father’s loins!

1 Kings 12:16

When all Israel saw that the king had not listened to them, the people answered him:What portion do we have in David?
We have no inheritance in the son of Jesse.
Israel, return to your tents;
David, now look after your own house!So Israel went to their tents,

2 Kings 14:10

You have indeed defeated Edom, and you have become overconfident. Enjoy your glory and stay at home. Why should you stir up such trouble that you fall—you and Judah with you?”

Proverbs 12:15-16

A fool’s way is right in his own eyes,
but whoever listens to counsel is wise.

Proverbs 17:14

To start a conflict is to release a flood;
stop the dispute before it breaks out.

Proverbs 19:20

Listen to counsel and receive instruction
so that you may be wise later in life.

Proverbs 20:18

Finalize plans with counsel,
and wage war with sound guidance.

Proverbs 21:24

The proud and arrogant person, named “Mocker,”
acts with excessive pride.

Proverbs 25:8

Don’t take a matter to court hastily.
Otherwise, what will you do afterward
if your opponent humiliates you?

Luke 14:28-32

“For which of you, wanting to build a tower, doesn’t first sit down and calculate the cost to see if he has enough to complete it?

Luke 22:24

Then a dispute also arose among them about who should be considered the greatest.

Acts 6:1-5

In those days, as the number of the disciples was multiplying, there arose a complaint by the Hellenistic Jews against the Hebraic Jews that their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution.

1 Timothy 6:4

he is conceited, understanding nothing, but has a sick interest in disputes and arguments over words. From these come envy, quarreling, slander, evil suspicions,

James 3:14-16

But if you have bitter envy and selfish ambition in your heart, don’t brag and deny the truth.

James 4:1

What is the source of wars and fights among you? Don’t they come from the cravings that are at war within you?

James 4:5-6

Or do you think it’s without reason the Scripture says that the Spirit who lives in us yearns jealously?

3 John 1:9-10

I wrote something to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to have first place among them, does not receive us.

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