Parallel Verses

World English Bible

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

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.


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.

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 snuffed out. 10 Pride only breeds quarrels, but with ones who take advice is wisdom. 11 Wealth gained dishonestly dwindles away, but he who gathers by hand makes it grow.

Cross References

Judges 8:1-3

The men of Ephraim said to him, "Why have you treated us this way, that you didn't call us, when you went to fight with Midian?" They rebuked him sharply.

Judges 12:1-6

The men of Ephraim were gathered together, and passed northward; and they said to Jephthah, "Why did you pass over to fight against the children of Ammon, and didn't call us to go with you? We will burn your house around you with fire!"

1 Kings 12:10-11

The young men who had grown up with him spoke to him, saying, "Thus you shall tell this people who spoke to you, saying, 'Your father made our yoke heavy, but make it lighter to us;' you shall say to them, 'My little finger is thicker than my father's waist.

1 Kings 12:16

When all Israel saw that the king didn't listen to them, the people answered the king, saying, "What portion have we in David? Neither do we have an inheritance in the son of Jesse. To your tents, Israel! Now see to your own house, David." So Israel departed to their tents.

2 Kings 14:10

You have indeed struck Edom, and your heart has lifted you up. Enjoy the glory of it, and stay at home; for why should you meddle to your harm, that you should fall, even you, and Judah with you?'"

Proverbs 12:15-16

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

Proverbs 17:14

The beginning of strife is like breaching a dam, therefore stop contention before quarreling breaks out.

Proverbs 19:20

Listen to counsel and receive instruction, that you may be wise in your latter end.

Proverbs 20:18

Plans are established by advice; by wise guidance you wage war!

Proverbs 21:24

The proud and haughty man, "scoffer" is his name; he works in the arrogance of pride.

Proverbs 25:8

Don't be hasty in bringing charges to court. What will you do in the end when your neighbor shames you?

Luke 14:28-32

For which of you, desiring to build a tower, doesn't first sit down and count the cost, to see if he has enough to complete it?

Luke 22:24

There arose also a contention among them, which of them was considered to be greatest.

Acts 6:1-5

Now in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplying, a complaint arose from the Hellenists against the Hebrews, because their widows were neglected in the daily service.

1 Timothy 6:4

he is conceited, knowing nothing, but obsessed with arguments, disputes, and word battles, from which come envy, strife, insulting, evil suspicions,

James 3:14-16

But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, don't boast and don't lie against the truth.

James 4:1

Where do wars and fightings among you come from? Don't they come from your pleasures that war in your members?

James 4:5-6

Or do you think that the Scripture says in vain, "The Spirit who lives in us yearns jealously"?

3 John 1:9-10

I wrote to the assembly, but Diotrephes, who loves to be first among them, doesn't accept what we say.

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